30 Weeks! Woo-hoo!!!!
Sorry for such a gross picture, but I was completely out of time these few days, running around to OB, ultrasound and pediatrician appointments, among a million other things.
Her size: According to the last ultrasound she is 3 lb 12 oz- a big girl!
How far along: 30 WEEKS
Total weight gain: 160 lb (that’s +2 for this week for a total of 24 lbs). I give up on the whole 1 lb a week weight gain thing- my body seems to gain whatever it or the baby wants- zero one week, 2 another week without any change in eating habits, and I am not about to cut the nutrition to my baby just so that I don’t gain much. As long as I eat only whole foods, no processed foods and no junk or empty calories (which is how I’ve been eating this whole pregnancy) – I’m not going to worry about it anymore.
Sleep: It’s been pretty good. I keep having weird dreams on and off.
Maternity Clothes: This week I’ve been wearing my Monster Mania tee from BOBA non stop- it’s one of the few tees that are long enough at this point and feel good on my belly.
Food cravings: As usual anything fresh and cold- like refrigerated fresh pears.
Food aversions: none
Symptoms I HAVE: Braxton Hicks, minor fatigue occasionally- that’s all, feeling pretty good these days.
Doctor’s Appointment: I had my ultrasound appointment, OB appointment and an interview with a pediatrician this past Thursday. The ultrasound showed that we had absolutely no reason to worry about my small measurement from the last appointment because our little girl is measuring perfectly fine. Based on these measurements, she will be around 8 pounds. I don’t put toomuch stock in ultrasound determination of weight since I’ve read about too many cases where the estimation was wrong. In addition to that, there was an ultrasound student there who was doing the measurements so I don’t know how precise they are. But the most important thing is she’s growing perfectly fine. Another discovery at this ultrasound was that she is lying transverse. The doctor wasn’t concerned since most transverse babies turn. My husband, though, wants me to do some spinning babies exercises to make sure. I’m more inclined to just wait and see, since I cannot imagine adding another set of obligations to my current routine as it is. I’ll probably add a few easier ones.
Then we had a prenatal interview with a local pediatrician. I think we’ll be looking for another one. While we did like his answers and what he said, he talked way too much, listened way too little and honestly seemed like he was on methamphetamines 😉 He seemed like a good doctor, but we’d like to find someone we’re more comfortable with. So I’ll have to ask around for more referrals.
Movement: I don’t know if it’s because she’s transverse or what but she goes from days with barely any activity to really active days. Mostly she’s been moving less than usual, which I attribute to her position- she can’t possibly have enough room lying across my belly.
Belly Button: It’s officially an outie- you can even see it on the bump photo.
Gender: GIRL! They tried to confirm her sex this time just for fun, but Alexis was keeping her knees tightly closed.
Best moment of the week: Finding out Alexis is growing well.
What I’m looking forward to:
End of pregnancy and birth of Lexi.
What I miss: