Friday, August 31, 2012

30 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 30 weeks

Total Weight Gain:  10 lbs (or 25 from my lowest low)

Baby Size:
Cucumber (Average size: 15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.)
  • 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!
Maternity Clothes I squeezed into a pre-pregnancy jean skirt this week!  I was really surprised that it still fit, and I had to go to the bathroom a lot more frequently because it was pretty tight, but I just sagged that skirt down low and I was able to even button it all the way!  
Its sad, once I find a cute outfit that works, I try to wear it at least twice, which leaves Neil seeing a duplicate wife multiple days.  So if I run into you at the grocery store, chances are I'm wearing the same thing you saw me in last time ;)

Gender: We are having a Girl!  And we have decided to name her Hadley :)

Movement: She likes to move it move it.  She gets the hiccups multiple times a week, and I go to sleep and wake up to her kicking most days.  I have lately been able to feel her body a lot more clearly - tiny sharp elbows, her core body as she hiccups, little feet up in my ribcage!  She was kicking this morning and daddy came over to talk to her and kiss on my belly.  She got really still as he was there, and as soon as he left, she kicked again, as if to say "hey!  Where did my daddy go?  I want some more kisses!"
Sleep: I've started falling asleep on the couch again - poor Neil.  He never acts frustrated at my lack of productivity or laziness.  He is always so understanding, saying that I'm working hard just making our baby!

Cravings: My dr's office told me that my blood sugar is a little on the high side and to watch my sugars.  Since then all I can think about is the Turtle Pie sitting in the fridge.  I have to convince myself multiple times each day to choose something else! 

Other crazy symptoms: Still feeling a little sick, although yesterday was a highly productive day!  I'm starting to knock out some of my projects which is helping my "nesting" feelings a lot :)

My belly button is getting stretched pretty tight.  It isn't an "outtie" but looking down on it from my perspective it kinda has a little beak - a fold of skin that pooks out a tiny bit.
Best Moments this week: 
We had the kick off of a new year of small groups at church sunday.  This year will be the first time that Neil and I don't do a couples group together.  He will be leading "The Man Group" and I've joined the women's Life Fit group, which will focus on honoring God in all areas of our life (body, mind and spirit).  We are both so excited!

I hosted my first baby shower - thrown by my friends at work!  They planned it under the guise of a girls night, so I offered to have it at my house, then they announced that it was really a shower/movie night!  So sneaky.  It was so much fun and we got a lot of great things for the baby!  Its starting to feel more and more real each day!  We watched 13 going on 30.  It is such a cute movie.  Everytime I watch it now I walk around on a cloud for a few days because her fairytale ending in the movie is my true life fairytale :)

I went to the dentist for the first time since I've been pregnant and was sure they would have to pull all my teeth and start fresh due to my lack of consistency on brushing early in my pregnancy.  However I made it through with flying colors and not even one cavity!  Hurray!

I got our first Christmas present, surprisingly (or not) for the newest member of our family, my sweet niece!  Neil and I are planning to have all the presents bought before the baby comes (early Nov.) so we aren't stressing about anything last minute (like we usually do!).

The nurse at the dr's office told me exactly where the baby is positioned - head down, body on the left, little feet kicking to the right!  I love to picture her all curled up in there.

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