Monday, September 12, 2011

30 Weeks: What's New....

Due date: November 21st or 70 days left....not that I'm, that doesn't seem very far away.

Baby developments: Little Mango is now the size of a squash - weighing almost 3lbs and 15.7 inches long.  As his skin is smoothing out with all of the fat deposits, his brain keeps getting more wrinkled...all of the grooves and indentations increase surface area and make more room for brain tissue. He is also getting stronger and his grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger...I am definitely feeling the strength increase with each kick and punch in my belly.

It sounds like the mood swings that I experienced earlier in pregnancy may be coming back due to the combo of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes....Nick- I apologize in advance! Fortunately it hasn't started yet, so now that I'm aware hopefully I can control them a bit more (yeah right...).

Weight gain: 0 pounds (14 lbs total pregnancy)

Cravings: popcorn cravings have dwindled, but I think part of that is because I didn't log much couch time this past week due to crazy work hours. Fortunately, people at work were aware of my craving and if they made popcorn - they always shared a cup with me. Also, chocolate or something sweet after dinner. Thankfully, it's not Hostess Cupcakes as much anymore, but I'm sure that's just because I haven't been buying them. I need to ween myself off of those babies if I want to have any chance of getting back into shape after baby.

Aversions: none to note

Symptoms: frequent urination....and I'm talking all the time! I would average it around every half hour when I'm awake, but fortunately it's only once or twice when I'm sleeping.

Round ligament pain in my lower right abdomen was confirmed at my doctor's appointment this morning. Basically as the uterus expands, the round ligaments expand and spasm with my growing body. I mentioned that it has been uncomfortable when I try to run/exercise and she said it's my bodies way of telling me to take it easy, so I'm definitely going to listen to it.

Sleep: continues to be great - I found myself trying to get into bed a bit earlier in order to wake up in time to exercise before work and it worked! I felt much better during the day after getting a workout in and it prepped me for bed earlier than normal.

I miss: having a glass of wine when I'm out with friends....the not drinking has honestly been much easier than I anticipated but it's still fun to get a little buzz when you're gabbing with the girls.

I am looking forward to: cute fall clothes....tunics, leggings, skinny jeans, boots - I can't wait! I think I've officially outgrown my love for the maxi dress, even though it has been very good to me this summer as my body was changing.

I am loving: the fact that it's getting down to crunch time and Little Mango is going to be here soon. I'm getting so excited to meet him and hold him in my arms. I want to know who he is going to look and act like and I can't wait for our family & friends to meet him as well.

I'm spazzing about: the fact that it's getting down to crunch time - and there is still so much left to do. Finish the nursery, complete my registry, take childbirth classes, get big projects completed at work, etc.

Best moment this week: ...and last week has been logging lots of family time. I watched DeLaney last week and got to spend time with Josh & Ashley as well as Tessa and the kiddos, got together with the Gardner-Manganaro girls last Sunday for pedis, lunch and The Help, dinner with Mom & Jen and dinner twice with John & Janice - once last Monday night for meatballs & pasta and we hit up Sullivan's on Saturday night.

Milestones: hit 30 weeks which means only 10 more weeks left....ahhhh! Oh and on a none baby-related note....a big milestone for my sis Tessa - she turns 32 today....I love this time of the year when she is TWO years older than me! Happy birthday, sis!

Movement:  tons of movement and not just when I'm relaxing any more. I feel him when I'm walking, sitting, name it. Plus, plenty of hard jabs and kicks as well as continuing to lodge that foot in my rib cage. I tried to move it the other night to see if he would shift his position and then I got a swift kick back right where I had my hand to move was pretty neat even though he kept his foot lodged right where it was!

It's a...:  boy.

Exercise: was good this past week - up almost every morning for a run and less of the round ligament pain this past week which made that possible. I did feel the pain during normal activity like walking the casino floor or when shopping.

Diet: has been pretty decent.

Goals for the upcoming week: going with Tessa to get registered at Babies R Us and Target on Friday morning.

Belly shot:

30 week bump: & a new background!

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