Sunday, February 16, 2014

30 weeks along

30 weeks and 1 day along

My biggest helper and fan
29 weeks along
He favors one side over the other for sure
My daughter likes to stick her tummy out and says she has a belly in her belly too
28 weeks along and I forgot to take one for week 27

I have been having the nesting bug lately which is good for my house.  The only bad part about that is I am usually at work or it is bed time and I feel this need to scrub everything down.  I was up scrubbing the bathroom last night.  Usually at this point in the pregnancy you are preparing the nursery and washing baby clothes and although I'm grateful to not be doing that I have this desire to scrub everything.  I am not the type of person to want to scrub baseboards but that is on the list of things to do and I'm actually excited!

I've noticed that he starts moving around tons when we have music playing which is really neat!  It is cool to see what noises get him moving around like crazy and what don't.  Hope his parents are ready for a music lover if he keeps it up.

He is still breech and I honestly was feeling stressed about it and a little bit of pressure put on me over it all.  I am just not going to stress the uncontrollable anymore.  My OB is on board for trying a breech vaginal delivery.  I am slowly coming to terms with a c-section but it honestly scares the hell out of me.  It is not what I wanted for my experience going into this at all, this is my journey too ya know.  Overall I just want this baby healthy and if it means I get an extra scar then so be it; but that is the LAST option.

My daughter and I went a couple weeks ago to get pedicures and it was amazing!!  I think the last trimester it is mandatory since there is no chance in me doing a decent job by myself.  Plus it is a bonus of having extra girl time with my daughter.

I have hit a wall at work with this exhaustion too.  He wakes me on the clock at 1 am and 3 am and I toss and turn to fall back to sleep.  I am good in the morning at work but by 2 pm literally everyday I could use a nap badly.  I'm really hoping to be able to work full time until delivery but if this keeps up I don't know how that is going to work.

My BP (blood pressure) has leveled out too!  It was at a normal level when I went into my OB appointment instead of the unusually low levels it had been at.  Thank goodness!  I would take low bp over high bp any day though!  I think there are less issues with low bp.

I also had my VERY LAST monthly OB appt.  Now I go in every two weeks and then once a week until delivery.  This is when it gets real and the countdown begins!  Holy smokes!!

Also, I will be in the SINGLE digits this coming week!!  Mind is blown that we are there already.  I had a bit of mixed emotions over how quickly this journey is coming to an end last week but am doing okay now.  This is something I've dreamed of doing and helping someone in this way for a very long time and it took, what seemed like forever to get to this point.  Now it is coming to a close and this Spirit is going to come Earth side and be with its family.  On one hand I can't wait to be done and have delivered.  To have my body back, to sleep all night, to hold my daughter and her not make fun of how huge my belly is and it being in her face.  On the flip side I have enjoyed every bad and miserable thing that comes with pregnancy symptoms because I know I am going to miss this journey.  I have learned so much from it and grown so much from it.  It is sad that it will soon be over but I am so excited for the family to have this baby in their arms.  They have waited such a long time to have him be apart of the family.  It is just a lot of mixed emotions with the end coming!

Weight Gain: 33 lbs, I always seem to pack on the pounds towards the end and I am definitely feeling it.  I am within healthy weight gain though so I won't stress about it.

Cravings: I have been having weird cravings lately, as in I want to have the constant smells of certain things.  They use a certain cleaner at work and I could sniff that smell all day and every single day.  The smell of laundry anything (soap and softener) I could smell all day.  Food cravings are just the usual I guess.  I have been loving bananas lately which help the charlie horses I've been having.  Bowls of cereal sound great anytime too!  Coconut water or anything with coconut flavor!  YUM!

Symptoms: Definitely waddling at this point in time, braxton hicks, pelvic pressure, constantly having to pee like an insane amount and not feeling like it is all out, exhaustion and wishing I could take a nap every single day, some ligament pain, him constantly moving around which I don't mind at all, some swelling in my feet, heart burn if I don't take the prilosec every single day (sometimes the prilosec doesn't even work too), Major back pain and sciatic nerve pain going down my leg, and charlie horses.  I think some extra stretch marks are slowly starting to show there ugly face too.

What I miss: 


Their baby's the size of a cucumber!
Their 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 3- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow!!

Their baby at 30 weeks!
  • His skin is getting smoother.
  • But his brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
  • He's now strong enough to grasp a finger!

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