How far Along: 30 weeks 3 days today!
Size of Baby: I know that it varies, but according to one of my favorite websites, The Bump, our little jelly bean is the size of a cucumber…or about 15.2 – 16.7 inches long and anywhere from 2.5 – 3.5 pounds!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’m down 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I’m hoping to keep steady at my current weight until delivery.
Maternity Clothes: Maxi Skirts are still my BFF. Seriously 🙂 I’m so thankful that the seasons from Jonah’s pregnancy basically match up. I’ve been able to reuse everything!
Gender: It’s a BOY! See our reveal photo here! We are 100% set on a first name, but still not sure about a middle name. Help a girl out 🙂
Belly Button In/Out: Flat as a pancake!
Stretch Marks: I’ve gotten a few new ones on my stomach, but nothing too out of the ordinary. I’m used to stretch marks. Kevin loves me, stretch marks and all 🙂
Labor Signs: Thankfully, no…and we hope it stays that way for at least another 8 or 9 weeks!
Movement: It is so amazing to be able to tell where baby boy is based on his movements. I can almost always feel his little bum sticking out. Right now it feels like he is laying horizontally across my stomach, with his feet at my left side and his head on the right. It’s especially fun to feel him move his whole body – both sides of my stomach shake! Amazing!
Sleep: Sleep is pretty interesting these days. I wake every hour or two to go to the bathroom, and I have to sleep with a pillow between my legs due to the hip pressure. I love every second of it though…and I know I’m going to miss it when baby boy is here.
Cravings/Aversions: Ice cream. I want ALL the ice cream ALL the time, which is a problem due to my Gestational Diabetes. I have a spoonful here and a spoonful there, but I can’t wait to have a milkshake!
Symptoms: I’m officially waddling 🙂 I have heartburn like crazy (I did with Jonah as well and he had a head full of dark hair.) I have days where I experience some pretty intense cramping…but I’m told that it’s normal.
Feeling: I feel great aside from the cramping and the constant pressure.
Best Moment this Week: Every moment is amazing, so it’s hard to pinpoint just one! I suppose hitting 30 weeks…the final countdown is on!
What I Miss: Nothing. I am soaking up every single minute of this pregnancy! 🙂
What I’m Looking Forward To: I don’t want to wish time away, but I really cannot wait to see this little boy!
Milestones: We’re officially in the 3rd Trimester and less than 10 weeks away from meeting baby!
Baby Milestones: Baby boy’s skin is getting smoother and he is now strong enough to grasp a finger!
Next Appointment: Tuesday, September 2nd. I will be 32 weeks 2 days. I start twice weekly NSTs this week which will continue until I deliver due to my Gestational Diabetes.
And here is my 30 week post and photo with Jonah 🙂
Only 67 days or less to go!