Thursday, June 24, 2010

30 Weeks

Photo: I look cute today, I just didn't have time to snap a picture. :) I'll post one later.

At 3.5 pounds, shes beginning to be able to regulate her own temperature so she's losing the lanugo (downy hair) that covered her body earlier. Interesting tidbit: The weight she's gaining now is called white fat, like adults have, versus the brown fat she was gaining in the second trimester that would have protected her from hypothermia had she been delivered very prematurely.

•How far along?•
30 weeks

•Total weight gain/loss•
I'm 2-3 pounds above my prepregnancy weight. Doing good considering all I want is popsicles and ice cream.

•Maternity clothes?•
Still bored with the wardrobe. The weather is still too chaotic to bust out the dresses. And I was so busy painting this weekend that I forgot to do laundry. Awesome :P

I don't think I moved an inch last night once I fell asleep. It's falling asleep that's the issue. That and the leg cramps that I wake up to in the morning - YOWZERS!

•Best moment this week•
I had a midwife appointment on Monday with one of my favorites amongst the midwives (not that I've met many, but that last lady is not welcome back!) and everything was great. I weighed less than I did at my previous appointment (I TOLD you it was a big lunch!), my blood pressure was the lowest its been so far this pregnancy, there was only a trace of protein and my fundal height is measuring right at 29.5 weeks. Plus she told me I looked great. :)

Her movements are definitely less sporadic compared to just 3 weeks ago. I've got lots of little toe tickles down low so I assume she's still breech, and she likes to stretch against the sides of my belly in a way that almost hurts. But it's still neat.

•Food cravings•
Red grapes, gummy grapefruit slices, vanilla ice cream, popsicles, iced tea, etc etc.
Not really craving meat or milk/cheese as much as I was a few weeks ago, but I do love a bowl of Quacker Oatmeal Squarescereal in the morning.


•Labor Signs•

•Belly Button in or out?•
I can see the bottom!

•What I miss•
Being able to suck in my tummy. My stomach muscles are almost sore by the end of the day. She's starting to get heavy.

•What I am looking forward to•
Building the glider and crib!

•Weekly Wisdom•
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is a highly recommended book, but the first half of it is touchy feely birth stories that I'm not in the mood for. Maybe once I feel like I've read more of the 'assigned literature' I'll go back for a little light reading.

2 Milestones this week:

(1) We painted the nursery. And it is so stinkin' cute I can't even take it.
(2) There is now 10 weeks / 70 days till her due date. As Chris says "I'm starting to freak out a little..."

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