30 WEEKS! Starting to feel like we are in the final stretch. It feels so close and also so far away.
Baby is now the size of:I don’t know about you but 15.7 inches and almost 3 lbs seems really big for a zucchini. I guess you can let them really get over grown in a garden sometimes but the ones I get in the store are more like 6-8 inches. That’s one big zucchini!
Sleep: Ugh, this week the pregnancy insomnia has settled in now. My acid reflux has settled down with some diet and behavior modifications but a couple nights I just can’t sleep. One night I woke up at 2 am and couldn’t fall back asleep. I was miserable just laying in bed so I got up, turned on the Olympics and started shopping online for things we “need” for the nursery.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: 80/20 maternity vs non-maternity. Every week there are less and less regular clothing pieces that fit. I pulled a couple button down shirts out of the laundry that I had been able to wear two weeks ago, now they won’t button over the belly. It made me laugh. I am still wearing some normal athletic clothing but that is getting too tight as well. I think I will just have to start doing laundry more often for the few pieces that do work.
Symptoms: Still fighting heartburn but it seems mostly manageable. I am really starting to feel the third trimester fatigue. Physically things are difficult. Walking up the stairs leaves me gasping for air and carrying Cannon around makes me so tired. Getting up off the ground or rolling over in bed feel like ridiculous tasks. Also baby’s movements have started to become a little uncomfortable and can be sometimes painful. Little one is getting strong.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Food has been a weird puzzle to figure out. I can’t eat too much at one time (not surprising at this point) and I am hungry and not interested in food at the same time.
Exercise: Exercise is still feeling pretty good, weekly rundown found here. I didn’t get in as much as I would have liked because of sickness running through our house. But I am still trying to fit in cardio and strength training. Everything I am doing is pretty mellow and just trying to keep moving and some strength to help with delivery.
Mood: Mood was pretty low the last week. I came down with a nasty cold and dealing with the symptoms with very little time to rest was pretty draining. It’s nothing life shattering I just need to get more rest so I can get over this stupid cold and feel as close to normal as possible.
Missing: Exercising outside! All of my cardio has been done at the gym lately because it’s been so cold and/or icy outside. Since I almost always have Cannon with me when it’s light out and I am not working, it has to be safe conditions for him and I don’t want to risk slipping at this point either. There is great child care at the gym but you have to stay inside to gym while kids are being watched.
Best moments: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Cannon
Worst moments: Nothing too terrible, just not being able to sleep because I was so congested.
Buying: Making it to 30 weeks has me feeling like to we really need to get the nursery completed. We are going for a bohemian/wild flowers theme. Inspiration board found here. On one of my sleepless nights I bought a few things for the nursery.
Dreaming About: Getting to see Cannon as a big brother.