How far along? 30 weeks. I’m officially at the point where my monthly meetings at the doctor’s office are now biweekly and will soon be weekly.
Total weight gain: We made a jump up to 20 pounds this week. I never thought I’d be happy to be gaining weight. I guess that’s just the clarity you gain from losing weight for a while when pregnant. I’m still feeling great physically so that’s all that matters.
Maternity clothes? Still wearing a mix of “normal” clothing and maternity clothes. At this point, if I’m wearing a dress it may or may not be maternity. If I’m wearing a top and bottom, the bottom is definitely maternity, and there’s a good chance that the top is maternity as well, though I still have a small stash of my normal tops I’m wearing – especially cardigans. I love my cardigans!
Stretch Marks? None yet.
Sleep: Meh. I’ll tell you one noticable thing about my third trimester. I’m more tired now than I was in my second trimester, and that started pretty much immediately. My routine hasn’t changed at all. In the past two weeks I’ve only taken one 40 minute nap, but overall I feel the difference. Also, I’m not sleeping as comfortable as I have been in the past 3o weeks, but I mean, I guess that was to be expected. I’m still sleeping through the night for the most part, but the tossing/turning/feeling uncomfortable is much more present.
Miss Anything? I miss not having to throw myself over in bed when changing positions, but that’s about it.
Movement: The baby has been moving quite a bit in the past two weeks, and I love to feel her wiggle around in my belly. My favorite is when other people can feel her move. Wolverine and my niece both felt her wiggle this weekend. It’s so fun to see the shock in a kid’s eyes when they realize they actually felt the baby.
Food cravings or aversions: Things that I remember wanting to eat since the last update: chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, milk duds, green apples, raspberries, frozen yogurt, eggs and american cheese, beignets, orange juice, and that’s all I can remember off the top of my head.
Thankfully, no food grosses me out at this point. That was a horrible feeling for a food lover like me. The only thing I’d mention (which isn’t technically an aversion) is sometimes I feel very blah about food. This usually happens when it’s meal-planning time. I just have no interest in anything that’s actually available for me to eat, but no opinions on alternatives either.
Gender: Baby girl. We’re still deciding on names, though I’m pretty positive we both know which we’ll chose.
Symptoms: Nothing really, but my feet and ankles have been hurting for a few days. I’ve been trying to elevate them, but obviously, I can’t be sitting all day long. It’s honestly not that bad, just something new and noticeable.
Belly button in or out? In still
Wedding rings on or off? Well, they made it all the way to week 30, but there is a very good chance they are coming off this week. They still fit just fine, and I can take them on and off without a problem, but with the heat we’ve been having lately, I don’t feel safe leaving them on for much longer. I think they will be sporadically on and off this week, but I don’t want to risk needing them cut off.
Mood: My mood feels about the same as my last update. Overall, I’m quite happy and loving being pregnant. I’m very impatient with other drivers, and I may be a tiny bit snappier than usual.
Looking forward to: Meeting my best friend’s baby who was born yesterday! She has been 10 weeks ahead of me throughout my pregnancy, so it’s been very fun to track our pregnancies together. Now that she’d had her baby it’s making my upcoming delivery feel even more realistic.
I’m also looking forward to my baby shower. It will be so nice to have my friends and family in one place.
Thoughts: I can’t believe I only have 10 weeks left in this pregnancy. It’s all going so quickly. I just feel so fortunate to be pregnant and to have a healthy pregnancy.