30 Weeks! 75% complete! In 10 weeks I’ll hit my due date, and who knows, maybe babykins will shows up before then? Eek! 10 weeks ago was the end of June and that doesn’t seem like it was that far away. This last chunk of time is going to FLY.
Baby size: A head of lettuce. Because a head of lettuce isn’t the same size as cabbage or cauliflower? Where do these people buy their groceries?
Weight gain: Holding steady at 15lbs.
Measurements: waist 34.5″, belly 41″. No change. Again, baby must have had a growth spurt last week.
How are you feeling?: Pooped. Some of the exhaustion from the first trimester is creeping back in and I find myself more tired than I have been. A bit of a bummer. I just overall feel heavy. It’s a combination of feeling super stuffed after a thanksgiving meal and your stomach is super distended combined with the feeling of having someone lay on you and you can’t really take a deep breath because your lungs can’t expand properly. I can just imagine the baby in there, stretching out her little legs and kicking my organs out of her way so she has more room to relax. What a little jerk
Belly button: No change
Sleep: I have no trouble falling asleep, both initially and after late night pee breaks. I do find however that I’m starting to feel more tired earlier in the evening. Like, dozing on the couch by 9. Not quite as bad as 1st trimester where I’d be out by 7, but still. Mad props to the women who maintain their full time 9-5 jobs while preggo…
Food cravings/aversions: Still very thirsty.
Baby items purchased: Baby items continue to trickle in. Got a play mat and baby carrier this week. And the nursery was finally replastered and painted – yay!
Exercise: Newly added, because this is something that I need to focus more on. I’m trying to make it to at least one yoga class a week and one more intense cardio session, in addition to the days I work and any walking/general putzing around the house. This week I did some walking on Saturday (went to a museum), nothing Sunday, light walking monday (about a mile), yoga on Tuesday, worked Wednesday, and swam Thursday. I hoping I can get in a cardio session tomorrow before a long weekend of laying around on a beach reading.
Looking forward to: After my last prenatal appt and on the recommendation of one of my midwives, I went ahead and ordered the hypnobabies self study kit. I mentioned I was really worried/anxious about the whole labor/getting split in half piece of this puzzle and that was the program she recommended to help get your head in the right place. I was debating getting it beforehand her rec really sold me on it. It shipped out this week so I’m looking forward to starting that and calming some of the crazy fear-mongering voices in my head.