Monday, May 21, 2012

30 weeks

How far along: 30w
How big is Baby: Baby is about the length of a cucumber, or around 16 inches long.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely. I love dresses right now - so comfy! I tried on a long non-maternity Target dress I had stored away and it fit really well with the bump, so I am going to buy some more like it. I feel better about spending money on something I can wear pregnant or not.
Sleep: Sleep is good some nights and bad other nights. I am still waking up to pee once a night on average. The newest thing is that I am waking up absolutely starving hungry between 5 and 6am. The only relief: eat immediately!
Movement: All the time. Lots of big, rolling movements now, along with the punches, kicks, stretches & hiccups.
Food cravings: Everything! My favorites: Cupcakes, waffles, cheese danishes, fruit, smoothies, Frosted Mini Wheats - do you see a trend?! All I want are sweets. Thank goodness I passed my glucose test!
Food aversions: None.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: So emotional - Nick was out of the country for work from Monday to Monday, and by Friday I was crying because I missed him so much :( Swollen ankles. Backaches. Always hungry. Exhaustion. Lots of movement. Peeing every five two minutes. Heartburn - as long as I stay on the Prilosec, this one is gone.
Nursery Progress: The paint and baseboards are done, and Nick installed the can lights!

Best moment this week: Spending time with my best friend. I needed it and we had so much fun :)
What I am looking forward to: Nick comes home tonight, yay!!!!!!!!!!!! The three day weekend. Lots of fun stuff to work on in the nursery.

It happened. I got my first stretch mark back between 27 and 28 weeks. I didn't write about it then because it was so difficult for me to see it on the underside of my belly and because I was in denial. I have been applying belly butter since day one, twice every single day, and just recently added in Bio Oil. My Mom didn't get any stretch marks with me or my sister and I don't really know anyone who has had them. At 30 weeks, I can count around 8 of them. They are red and all low on the underside of my belly. I was upset and I'm terrified of how bad they are going to get, but then I realized there is no point in worrying. I can't stop them. It's just one of many parts to this amazing journey I am on :)


  1. You Look beautiful!!!! SO excited for you to finally meet him :) Hang in there!

  2. You look great!! CONGRATS on 30 weeks!!