Week 30

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Happy May Day!!

How far along? 30 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Blah

How big is baby? Baby is the size of a cucumber. (must be length, not around…) She is 15.2 to 16.7 inches and 2.5 to 3.8 lbs and continues to grow.

  • Her skin is getting smoother
  • But her brain is getting wrinklier — to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
  • She’s now strong enough to grasp a finger! (awe that just gave me chills!)

Maternity Clothes? I haven’t bought any new ones… just been surviving on what we bought already. Wonder if I can make it basically another 10 weeks with what I have??

Stretch Marks? So yeah… whatever… they’re there. I was wondering though… she kicks me low… so ya think that that’s whats causing the stretch marks where they are?

Best moment this week? I still think it’s cute when she kicks me. And I absolutely LOVE when hubby talks to her.

Movement? Oh yes.

Food Cravings/Aversions? Oddly enough, last Friday night hubby ate chili and I smelled it and the smell just about did me in.

What I miss: Being able to get things off the floor easily. Being able to sleep on my belly or back. um… not feeling like I’m breathing so heavy.

What I’m looking forward to: Other than I’m scared to death, I’m really looking forward to meeting this baby and seeing her face to face vs on the ultra sound machines, but in 2 weeks I get to see her again on an ultra sound machine which I’m totally looking forward to!

Nausea/Vomiting? eh, we’re okay here this week I think….

Labor signs? Not that I know of. They said Braxton Hicks contractions feel like tightness in your lower ab and I think I’ve felt that but I can’t tell if it’s the Braxton Hicks contractions or just the way she lays. She lays funny every now and again.

Gender? We have had them verify it’s a girl 3 different times. Think it’s a girl?!?!

Belly Button in or out? Depends on if she’s laying funny or not. It’s very shallow and almost non existent but some days she lays against it and pushes it out which just freaks me out.

Wedding rings on or off? oh sadly they’re off but it was by choice so I wouldn’t have to have them cut off hopefully.

Sleep? Oh I’m sleeping but I’m constantly waking up exhausted. I’m not sure if it is the third trimester working on me or if it is about the stresses of school or maybe a combo of both.

Weekly Wisdom: I’m now having to watch my blood pressure. I’m to the point that it could get high. I snagged my dad’s blood pressure machine for a couple weeks to get by and have been taking it every day just so I can keep track of it. It’s doing fairly decent but at least we’ll know if I need to be worried, since I take it every day if it spikes we’ll know. The doctor told me to stay below 140 on the top side and below 90 on the bottom side.

Due Date: Thursday June 26, 2014 was what we originally thought. Then I was told June 30, then July 4th, then June 26, then June 27 and after the 3-D ultra sound June 28. I guess she’ll come when she’s ready, right?

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