Friday, May 28, 2010

Bump Day -- 30 weeks

View from the top! Can you see toes? Me either. Know what else I can't you can better understand the shaving dilemma!
How far along? 30 weeks!

Weight gain/loss: This week: Up 3 more pounds. Total: 20...ugh. I'm starting to get slightly concerned with all the rapid gain lately. I have 10 more weeks to go....that's a lot more time and I'm already up so much. I think I took advantage of those first 20 weeks when I didn't gain anything and ate whatever I wanted...and now it's all caught up to me. I don't feel like I'm eating that badly which sucks. I could definitely cut out some of the junk....but what fun is that? I'm starting to think living in denial could be the way to go!

Maternity Clothes? You better believe it!

Sleep: Good this week! I've even miraculously stopped needing the middle of the night potty break. Not sure why, but I'll go with it!

Stretch marks: Nope. My mom tried to point some out on my hips but I can safely say I've had those battle wounds for years! The varicose veins on my legs however...yikes! I've read they go away after the baby is born....I certainly hope so!

Best moment this week: My family shower! It was so good to see everyone and I can't believe how much stuff we got! Holy generous batman! Highchairs, bouncy seats, swings and exersaucers oh my! It's hard to believe we still have one more shower to go, I feel like we pretty much have everything and more! Oh! And my mom left my dad in charge of buying the gift....of ALL the things on the registry what does my father pick....the breast pump. Haha. Granted I was STOKED cause it's pretty pricey and I figured no one would buy it cause people are weird about that kinda stuff....apparently not my dad! I can just seeing him, standing in the Target checkout line...with a breast pump. If only someone had taken a picture!

Movement: All.the.time. I swear the boy never sleeps! I got a great video on my phone the other day, but it's way to dark to see! I'll try again with better lighting...for those who have never seen the pregnant belly really is amazing. Though my husband is completely weirded out by it and only watches when I force him.

Food cravings: As fat as I feel lately apparently I'm craving (and eating) everything. Last night I was craving something a sandwich or salad. Kinda random.

Gender: Team wiener!

Labor Signs: Not a one. I read about these braxton hicks contractions all the time and other women have them all throughout their pregnancy. I haven't felt a thing. Not a cramp, not a twinge. Nothin'

Belly Button in or out? It's getting flatter but still in. I did see my belly button ring scar for the first time ever....

What I Miss: Margaritas. Me and my fellow preggo friend had virgin ones the other night. When your favorite part about a drink is the tequila....and they take that's not quite the same.

What I'm looking forward to: Three glorious, sun filled days at the lake. So what if that has nothing to do with the baby!

Weekly Wisdom: When you start to feel the heartburn creeping up after eating cereal....chicken wings probably aren't a good idea.

Milestones: Only 10 weeks to go, 6 weeks until I'm considered full term. Holy cow we better get moving on the nursery!


brooke said...

oh my goodness i love the photo from above!!! and don't worry too much about weight gain...i went from 120 pounds to 199 the day i delivered!!! talk about freaking out!!! but i also had preeclampsia so that didn't help either...

have fun at the lake pretty mama!!!!

Annie said...

only 10 weeks! oh my goodness, that is coming so quick!!
i think you look great hun! :)
glad you haven't been in any pain!
have a great 3 day weekend!!!

KLaw said...

You look fabulous my dear! So hard to believe we're officially in the home stretch isn't it? Enjoy your weekend!!

Tiffany said...

30 weeks sounds so close- eek! :) You're looking great though, so stop worrying about the weight gain. You're growing a baby afterall, that takes work!

The Friendly Skies said...

Em, you are one cute preggers mommy to be!!! Love it. I can't believe soon we are all going to get to see photos of the baby. :) I can't wait.

Nikki said...

Chicken wings are the worst with the heartburn...but they taste so good!

bananas. said...

soooo here's the problem...sometimes i can't see my feet. especially after a big meal. swear!!! haha.

you're looking good lady! please share pics from your shower. i don't particularly like them but since it's yours, i would love to see it. k thank you.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I want to go to the lake ohhhh so bad right now for Memorial Day!!! Bummer that I am stuck in rain in Seattle!

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Crazy Shenanigans said...

You're near the end!!! How exciting!

Brittany Ann said...

Team Wiener? Tee hee!

I can't believe it's always 30 weeks!

Gwen said...

Aren't you cute!!! I can't believe he'll be here soon!!! XOXO

Jules said...

I’m no expert, but I think they say between 28-32 is pretty normal weight gain for a pregnancy, so I think you will be fine. You honestly don’t look that big at all. I think you’re doing great. I have 2 friends that were preggers and one gained 80 pounds and the other gained 50. It was pretty bad. That should make you feel a tad bit better ;)

That is classic that your dad bought the breast pump. It is a good gift though. I’m glad you had a nice shower and it sounds like you’ll be set when the little man arrives.

You’re in the homestretch now! So exciting!!

Lindsey said...

Hot mama!!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

ah! it's so exciting!!!