Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 Weeks!

How far along: 30 Weeks!  Only 10 more to go!

Size of baby: Your belly’s increasing size is a definite clue that your baby is getting bigger every day, weighing in at over three pounds now (he’ll be packing on the weight at a rate of half a pound per week for the next seven weeks). Also growing daily is his brain, which is actually starting to look like the real thing with those characteristic grooves and wrinkles. And now that your little genius can regulate his own body temperature and turn up the heat, he'll start shedding lanugo, the downy body hair that's been keeping him warm up until now.  (However, if he's anything like me, he'll be born hairy and stay that way most of his life!!  My little monkey indeed!)

Weight gain: 22 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Mostly. I can still get away with a few of my regular shirts!

Gender: BOY!!

Movement: Counting movements now and although he does move enough every day, some days it's less than others and I start to freak out. I need to relax but at this point in my pregnancy I have accepted that relaxing is just not possible!

Sleep: Sleep is definitely more difficult, but it's not from a lack of trying. I am tired enough to sleep 10-12 hours a night but am lucky to get in 5 or 6.  Guess I had better get used to it!

Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches, braxton hicks, occasional cramping, gas, constipation, itchy skin... the list goes on and on but to be honest... I LOVE IT!!

Cravings: Heads or Tails Oreos... if you haven't tried them you need to!!  I try not to have them every day but they are so tempting...with a cold glass of milk!

Best moment this week: My sister came over this weekend and organized Sawyer's room.  We do have to talk Skeet into moving the dresser (for the 3rd time... yes he is frustrated with me) and then she will come over and help me put up the decorations on the walls.  I will post pictures of the finished product when it is done.  SO CUTE!  It feels nice to have it almost done though... one less thing to worry about!

What I am looking forward to: Nothing big this week.. just watching my belly grow and feeling him move around like he's practicing kickboxing or something like that!  He has been moving like crazy the last few days and I am trying to cherish every second cause I know that I will miss that feeling, even when I am holding him in my arms!

1 comment:

Rae said...

Woo hoo! Happy 30 Weeks! Only 10 more! I'm so excited for you!