How Far Along: 30 Weeks! 10 more weeks to go!
Baby is the size of: Cabbage
Total Weight Gain: 25.8 pounds
Sleep: Actually really really well this week. I've been out like a light each night, and feeling sooo comfortable wrapped up in my snoogle. I do sort of miss cuddling with my husband though...or like..even being on the same side of the bed as him - this pillow is literally the size of an entire person. I finally switched it to the outside of the bed instead of in-between us though, and that is working out much better!
Best Moment of the week:
Our sonogram!!!! The baby weighs 3.5 pounds which is in the 54th percentile. As I like to say: My baby is already just like its mom on a regular basis - always weighing just slightly over what it should, LOL.
*The doctor confirmed for me that I am indeed feeling the baby when s/he hiccups. I always feel it in the lower left side of my stomach, which is where she said the head is right now...right where I feel those little hiccup pulses every so often!
*Our crib is officially ordered (a special gift from Chris's grandma) and in stock! We can arrange delivery at any time!
* Two things upset me at my appointment. The fact that epidurals were not patient-controlled at my hospital, and that they do not participate in any cord-blood donation services, so you either bank it, or nothing.
* I was really uncomfortable on Sunday night. I got a really bad stomach something (a cramp? some sort of shooting pain?) that lasted maybe 5 minutes and I had to really sit down and focus on my breathing before it went away. I got it when I stood up from off the floor, so I think I just aggravated something or go up too quickly. It was only on the right side of my belly and didn't feel like actual cramps. Then I was having pretty bad back pain sitting on the couch. I finally got up and did some stretching and yoga and it went away. Nothing feels better than stretching these days.
Miss Anything: Shaving - or shaving easily at least.
Food Cravings: Just giving into my chocolate cravings more :)
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show?
When I saw my doctor she asked me if I had any questions. I said "Yes, um...I have ten more weeks and I feel like I look like I'm going to deliver tomorrow...where does this go from here?!" Her response: "Out." Seems to be heading further "out" week by week now!
Gender: Team Green and we didn't even remotely accidentally see anything at the sonogram appointment. The technician didn't really "explore" down there.
*The guys I work with brought me back some Spicy peanut noodles from their lunch in Chinatown, Flushing one day at lunch. They wanted me to try something new and thought I would like them. I did like them..but WOWZA were they spicy, and I paid for it the rest of the day. The heartburn was unbearable!! I think they were trying to get me to go into labor!!
Workouts: Couldn't make yoga last week, doing some good morning walks with the pup-pup Zoey and had some great afternoon lunch walks with friends.
Mood: I'm starting to get into my manic, nesting, "holy-shit we have so much to do" phase...I can feel it creeping closer and closer each week. It's part adrenaline, part anxiety, part excitement, part everything!
Looking forward to: My Baby Shower in less than two weeks!
Maternity Clothes: Yes! I forgot to talk about my experience shopping at Pea In The Pod last week! I went into Pea in the Pod dreading it - I thought that everything I'd find would be $150 or more. I was pleasanty surprised! First of all, they offer water and apple juice to all the mothers while shopping. Second of all, I scored a fantastic dress for Juan and Meg's wedding and hopefully for an upcoming rehearsal dinner for only $30 on the sale rack!! (the dress I was wearing in yesterday's post). They have a "bump" in the dressing room so people can shop early on in their pregnancy. I tried it on for fun - this is a 7 month bump over a 7 month bump. Does that make it a 14 month bump?
Still there, but not getting any worse. Chant it with me: BioOil! BioOil!
Rings on or off? Engagement Ring off, wedding band on
Bellybutton in or out? Still in! The top of it is starting to pop out a tiny bit- sometimes it pokes out more than other times.
This week I:
Set up another pediatrician appointment, got my breast-pump from my insurance company!! Annd I think that's about it!
Reading: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Milestones: This week the brain and eyes are continuing to develop. The baby can regulate his own body temperature and is starting to shed the downy body hair that has been keeping him warm up until now. (That's funny, Zoey is shedding her summer coat like crazy right now too!)