Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 30 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 30 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I'm not totally sure about this, but I think I'm approaching the 30-lb. weight gain mark. You know, the amount that you're supposed to gain throughout the entire pregnancy...and I still have two months to go!

Stretch marks?: I haven't seen any stretch marks...but the skin on my belly is getting tighter and tighter. I need to get back to focusing on applying the Bio Oil every night because I truly believe that stuff worked during my first pregnancy.

Symptoms: The "charlie horse" cramps in my legs during the night haven't let up at all. I've been feeling more tired, but I don't know if that's just part of the "third trimester exhaustion" or just a side effect of being on the go 24/7!

Maternity clothes?:  Yes, of course! I'm on the hunt for some fall maternity clothes because I didn't need anything like that during my first pregnancy. Also, need to find something that is at least somewhat flattering to snap a few maternity photos/family photos in a few weeks!

Sleep:  It's starting to become difficult to get comfortable due to the big 'ole belly. If I'm having trouble finding a comfy position with the Snoogle Pillow, then I usually just move to the couch...which, let's be honest, is kind of perfect simply because it's directly below an AC vent.

Cravings:  Still eating all the fruit I can find. Oh, and lots of cereal and toast too...for meals other than breakfast! #EatWhatIsEasy

Best Moment of the Week: Tiny baby was kicking up a storm one night, so we decided to get out the Doppler fetal monitor a friend let me borrow to let H hear "brudder's" heartbeat. Just a few seconds of listening to the heartbeat, he said, "Bubba?....Baby's heartbeat!" My heart completely and totally melted at that very moment.

Worst Moment of the Week: The worst moment of this past week was definitely the worst moment of the entire pregnancy...worst moment of the entire year. I received news yesterday that my Granddad {Huston's namesake} passed away. He had fallen last week and fractured his hip forcing him to spend several days in the hospital, but he had returned to long-term care to be with my grandma on Monday and seemed to be doing much better. Although he lived a full life of 90 years and had recently been struggling with dementia, it is still heartbreaking to lose someone you're so close to and love so much!

Mood: I think I hit the peak of "pregnancy moodiness" this past week. Ryan laughed one night when I was having one of those terrible leg cramps {he says he was laughing in his sleep and didn't really know what was going on}...but I got SO.MAD at him and started having a pity party for myself because "he just didn't understand!" I woke up the next morning, and I was STILL mad at him for not being more sympathetic. I got over it before we went to work though. Poor husband!

Nursery: No real update here.  His bedding is ordered, and we've picked out a name sign for his room...but we haven't ordered it yet because we haven't 100% made the final decision for his name. SO.MUCH.TO.DO! 

Movement:  He is still a little wiggle worm...moving around more often than not. His movements are now clearly noticeable from the can see the surface of my skin protrude or "roll" as he moves a leg or arm from one side to the other. 

Wedding Rings:  On.

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Seeing our little guy on the sonogram screen next week!  We haven't seen him since our 18-week OB appointment.

30 Week Bumpdate

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