Baby Growth: Baby C is about 15.7 inches long and should be weighing in around a whopping 3 lbs at this point! There’s a very good chance that Baby C is dreaming now when he sleeps. He is also starting to get wrinkles in his brain. These grooves and indentations create more surface area, meaning that he has more room for brain tissue. He’s also starting to get some strength – he is now strong enough to grasp a finger (were he to be given the opportunity)! There is about a pint and half of amniotic fluid in my uterus right now, but that amount will start to decrease as his size continues to increase.
My Symptoms: I am really starting to feel the fatigue of the third trimester. It is very reminiscent of the first trimester! But I can totally tell that all of my energy from my 2nd trimester is quickly flying out of the window. My pelvic pain has been better this week. It’s still there, but it’s not as horrible as it has been. The time that I really notice it is when I’m laying down and I try to go from one side to the other. It REALLY hurts to move like that. Other times I notice it are pretty obvious – bending down, putting on pants, etc.
My constipation is starting to get better, but it’s still something that I’m batteling with. Hopefully it’ll even back out some now that Spring Break is over and I’m settling back into a normal routine. While I have noticed that my temper has been bad, I do think that it’s improved some from last week. But I’m probably not the person to ask – haha. Matt could probably answer it better than I can.
I’ve still had some swelling this week, too. It’s still hasn’t been anything bad, but enough to make me stop what I’m doing, lay down, and drink some water. I know that this is normal, I just want to make sure that it doesn’t start getting worse than this!
I’ve also noticed this week how completely winded I get. Just doing simple things gets me completely out of breath. I’ve also noticed that my heart rate will increase at doing just the tiniest of things. Just walking somewhere will leave me feeling exhausted and have my heart racing!
Weight: Bleh. Not a good week. I gained 3 lbs – which brings me to 16lbs total. While I think that’s still pretty good to be 30 weeks and to look as big as I do, I don’t like gaining that much in one week! It does have me wondering if my swelling (water weight) and constipation are contributing some to that number. Oh well. There’s not much I can do about it!
Belly Pictures: I had a little partner taking pictures with me this morning. :)
Maternity Clothes: This is still a good mixture. I’m finding that I’m starting to get VERY limited in the regular clothes that I can still wear! The ones that fit over my belly often aren’t quite long enough to make it to my pants – haha. I’m telling you – once school is out, you’re going to see me in NOTHING but my super long tank tops! So get ready!
Movement: This is pretty much the same. I’m not feeling a lot of straight up kicks – mostly rolls and changing position and such. And he sticks out random body parts ALL the time. I really do think that he’s still breech. I guess we’ll see!
Sleep: I’ve been doing a little better on how hot I get during the night. I think most of it is due to the fact that I’ve started sleeping most of the night with no covers at all. That has been helping a good bit. I’ve noticed that I’ve started waking up a LOT during the night, often just to see what time it is (??). And I usually wake up at the same time every night (2 or 2:30). It’s pretty random, and I have no idea why! Most nights I also have to get up to go to the bathroom, which really annoys me – haha. I ALWAYS go to sleep on either my right or left side, but I wake up on my back a LOT. I really don’t know what to do, though. ??? When I wake up like that, I’ll roll on my side and go back to sleep, but I feel like I can’t control what I do when I’m actually sleeping. I mean, I know it’s not good for him, but what can I do??
What I Miss: Having more choices of what clothes to wear – haha. I feel SO limited!
What I’m Looking Forward To: This weekend we have a VERY low key weekend planned. Matt is leading worship on Sunday at church, but other than that, we have NO plans! I’m SO EXCITED for us to be able to spend some time as a family. I’m thinking we’ll probably take LL to the strawberry patch and do a lot of fun things like that. I’m honestly REALLY looking forward to it.
Cravings: Still just HUNGRY!
Best Moment of the Week: I had a pretty horrible weekend last weekend. It was just me and LL (that part was great), but I just had a lot of stuff go wrong. I was getting LL ready for bed Saturday night and she came up to me and said, “I sure do love you!” I answered her back and said, “And I sure do love you!”. Then she said, “I love your belly!! And I LOVE my baby!!”. It just warmed my heart SO MUCH – especially because she did it all on her own with no prompting. Then, Monday night at bed time, I asked her if she wanted to tell the baby goodnight and she rubbed my stomach and said, “Goodnight baby! I hope you have sweet dreams!” It’s just so precious to me how sweet she is! She truly is my heart!
Questions or Concerns: I have my appointment today, and I need to remember to ask about my red dots, the pertussis vaccine, and I want to ask if he’s still breech
Goals for the Week: Enjoy the weekend! I need to try and scrub some areas of our house while I can – I’m starting to feel the nesting urge again! I also need to look up the schedule of classes that the hospital offers and sign us up for some.