30ish Weeks Update

You may recall a very similar picture to this around 16ish weeks. I’ve definitely grown!

How far along: 30 weeks
Size of baby: about the size of a head of cabbage, approx. 3 pounds
Total weight gain: 26 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, and even those are getting small. Why is it that shirts that I bought with the other two pregnancies are so much shorter than the latest?
Gender: I still have no real feelings either way, poor child, and we have yet to narrow down our names
Movement: tons – this baby is a mover and shaker
Sleep: fairly well. If I roll over to my back (despite a pillow stuffed behind me), I wake up gasping for breath and feeling like I am suffocating. Not my favorite part of pregnancy, but it has been going on for some time.
What I miss: being able to do more physically
Cravings: nothing strange or overpowering, just still needing to eat all the time
Symptoms: achy pelvis, Braxton Hicks contractions
Best moment of the week: ordered the birth kit already, and actually started thinking a lot more about the birth. I love that my midwife asks pointed questions about my thoughts, fears, and expectations involving it. Though I spend so much time teaching this to others, I neglect to consider it myself. (What can I say, I’m sleepy!) I decided that while I am not overly excited about all that comes with it (not the baby, the other parts), I’m not scared of it and I’m glad it is normally just one hard day.

4 Responses to “30ish Weeks Update”

  1. Rachel Watters says:

    Thank you for being honest about how you feel! I’m in the same boat with you about not being excited about what comes with the birth, other than the baby. Although, I do really love the closeness between Sherman and I during the labor. It’s hard work and I, too, am glad it’s normally just one hard day :) You look wonderful, by the way! I pray the rest of your weeks go smoothly, with lots of good rest!

  2. Megan says:

    You look great! To tell you the truth, I couldn’t even tell which picture was which!

    The length of maternity shirts is all from the current trend of longer shirts (thank goodness!). In 2004/2005, because of my long torso, I couldn’t find shirts that would cover my stomach if I lifted my arms. My longest maternity shirt from Dean’s pregnancy is shorter than a non-maternity tank from Target I got this year!

  3. That little miss sure is cute! Precious picture!
    Ordering your birth kit! How exciting. It’s getting really close!

  4. Julia says:

    You look great! Sugar is an extra treat!!! :) I can’t believe you’re 10 weeks away! We will be praying for you and your family!