Tuesday, March 5, 2013

30 Week Bump Update!

How far along?  30 weeks!  10 or less to go!  
How big is baby?  Approximately 17 inches long and 3.1 lbs....size of a butternut squash 
Total weight gain/loss?  10 lbs
Maternity Clothes?  Oh yes...that is all I can wear! I am pretty much living in dresses and maxi skirts these days. 
Stretch Marks?  Yep...on my sides and boobs.  It doesn't seem like they have grown much lately though, thank goodness. 
Sleep?  Getting harder and harder.  I am so uncomfortable and have to switch sides every hour it seems....and still going to the bathroom 4-5 times a night.  Tylenol PM helps but I try not to take it every night. 
Miss anything? Sleep, walking normal, being able to move around easily and not being in pain.  I have been in pain since mid-November...I don't really remember what it's like to not be in pain.
Movement?  All the time!  In the past 2 weeks I have noticed the kicks are much harder and there are more big rolls and stretching.  And he loves to wedge some part of his body under the left side of my ribs.  Sometimes I just lay down and watch my belly for long periods of time :) I will definitely miss those feelings once he is born.   
Food Cravings?  Blueberry Bagels, Burritos and fruit!  So random!  Over the weekend I decided I HAD to have a burrito from Freebirds....but I have never even eaten at Freebirds before.  HA!  My hubby took me there and it was amazing :)  
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Red meat = gross.
Have you started to show yet?  Yep...I feel gigantic!     
Gender?  Baby Boy!  Connor Christopher :) 
Labor Signs?  A few painful braxton hicks here and there
Belly Button in or out?  In, but it is getting shallow
Mood?  Happy, happy!  Getting very excited that in 10 weeks he will be here!  
Symptoms?  Sleepy! I want to take a nap every day.  My lower back and tailbone still hurt but going to the chiropractor, getting massages and warm baths help a lot.      
Best moment of the week?  Our babymoon to Mexico!  
Looking forward to?  Starting our Preparing for Childbirth class tonight...we go every Tuesday night for the next 4 weeks.  Also, our friend's Kim & Chris wedding this weekend! 
Thoughts:   Things got REALLY real this past week.  Saturday morning we took a 2 1/2 hour Breastfeeding class and learned so much.  Before the class I knew I wanted to breastfeed but was more nervous and anxious about it than I was excited.  But now, I am really excited!  My husband was so cute in the class....he took a whole page of notes :) hehe   Then yesterday and today I got all registered at the hospital, filled out paperwork for Connor's birth certificate and consent forms for immunizations once he is born.  It really hit me that this is really happening and happening soon! I had lunch with a friend today who is 36 weeks pregnant and she was having contractions during lunch....her baby boy will be here any day!  Just makes it so real to see her and think "that will be me in 6 weeks!" 
Nursery progress-  I have a long way to go!  Still have not hung anything on the walls or started decorating at all.  I really need to get on that.  Furniture is in and put together, walls are painted, all clothes, towels, blankets, etc.. are washed and put away.  We are going to start putting together the swing, pack-n-play and other equipment soon.  The bedding, shower curtain and window treatments are still being made but hopefully will be done in the next few weeks.  I will do a full post once I have more done and have good pictures to post :)
 I haven't seen my toes in a loooong time....


Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I feel your pain about sleep. I can't even keep track of how many times I wake up anymore. And rolling over? SUCH a chore!! Last night, I swear I felt and heard my hips pop in the middle/front when I rolled over. It's like they aren't even connected or something. WEIRD.

I'm a couple of days behind you and today I realized my baby boy could very well be born in 7 weeks. That was crazy to me. :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Oh my gosh look at that belly. You are adorable, and look STUNNING. I'm no expert on pregnancy... but I think it's probably not fair how good you look :)

eliz said...

I am just like...been working slow on the nursery...just got the crib this past weekend. I am so tired of sleeping on the couch (my new sleep spot) but it really helps me not move around all night. I loved our childbirth class..but I also left really nervous...hahaha Good luck!

Kristen said...

you look so cute! i love watching my belly too, it's so nuts how you can see so much

Valerie Griffin said...

yay for 30 weeks! it just flies by from there! i'm thinking my M may come early, but who knows!

can't believe you have only gained 10lbs! I'm going to be lucky if I'm under 40! or 50! haha good for you! i'm jealous!

Carolyn said...

How exciting!! :) Only 10 weeks left!

Kelly said...

You look GREAT! Love that shirt! Not much longer to go, in the home stretch from here! Can't wait to see pictures!!
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Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

10lbs! You lucky duck! I hear ya on being sleepy, I've been super tired lately. I don't think it's going away anytime soon. Good for you for getting the clothes washed! I feel like we've got a ways to go too. Nursery is almost done, but we've gotta hang stuff up still. We're getting so close!

Meg {henninglove} said...

you are looking great leslie!! 10 weeks will come and go before you know it! so excited for you

Jamie Sefcik said...

Aw.. your bump is too cute!! The countdown is on :)

xoxo Jamie