Baby Update: Weeks 29 and 30
Total weight gain: I’m guessing 30 plus lbs. I will know more Thursday at my next appointment. I really hope they do a growth scan soon. I want to know how big this little guy is already!
How I’m feeling: I’m starting to feel really, really pregnant. When I try to get out of the car or my bed it’s a slow process. In bed I have to kind of rock my self forward in order to get up. During the move I tried really hard not to do too much but I felt incredibly guilty. I still packed up boxes and made some trips to my car with clothes and things that were light enough. I still felt like I ran a marathon at the end of the night though. My hip flexors were really sore and so were my feet.
Most Major Issues: Still can’t feel my fingers on my right hand. Heartburn is still bad. Even with taking Unisom I haven’t been sleeping through the night. At the end of the night lately my whole body just starts to hurt, I get restless legs and pains in my shoulders and arms. RIBS ARE KILLING ME.
P.S. The blood work from the 3 hour glucose test came back negative. Phew. Also they said I had a slightly enlarged liver and spleen and they made me do a liver function blood test. So far no word back so that must mean I am okay.
Maternity clothes: At work I live in short cotton or sweater dresses with leggings under them and flats. At home I am in maternity yoga pants all. day. long.
Stretch marks: Not yet — fingers crossed.
Sleep: I love sleep, I wish I could get some.
Exercise: The stairs in our new house are taking some getting used to — that’s about it these days and it feels like a lot. Heck, putting my pants on feels like exercise.
Best moment this week: These few weeks have been busy but have had a lot of great moments. We bought a lovely house, we really made it happen! Every time we put together a new piece of furniture or finish unpacking a room is a great moment. Another great moment was realizing my commute (knock on wood) isn’t TERRIBLE. It’s taken an hour, the same amount of time it was taking me from an area closer to Washington DC.
Movement: He moves a lot lately. So much so that when I realize an hour has gone by and I haven’t felt him I get nervous. Did anyone else do that?
Food cravings: I can’t eat as much lately. If I do I feel sick. I have resorted to smaller meals more often.
Belly Button in or out? It’s not out yet but it’s looking really strange.
Wedding rings on or off? Still off. I think I could get them on but I don’t want to chance getting them stuck!