*please excuse the flabby armpit in this week's picture - note to self: do not wear a sleeveless shirt for pics!
How far along: 30 weeks!
Size of baby: A head of cabbage - about 3 pounds!
Total weight gained: So at my last appointment, I had gained more than I should have for sure - granted we had just gotten back from being on vacation! So now, the number is at a gain of 13 pounds. And just a note: at my last appointment, my blood pressure was doing just fine at 106/79. I am usually right at textbook average, but I'll take those numbers at this stage!
Maternity clothes: Um, most definitely.
Gender: Baby Jack is a boy!
Movement: Yes! And I can tell that he has grown because his movements are bigger! He reminds me he is in there quite frequently!
What I Miss: Wearing my normal clothes, being able to go up stairs without getting winded, bending over to get something off the floor comfortably
Cravings: I can't think of anything in particular!
Aversions: Can't think of anything here either.
Symptoms: I have been getting leg cramps from time to time in the middle of the night. Heartburn - I usually have to go to sleep propped up on even more pillows! Exhaustion...pure exhaustion. Hot flashes. Starting to notice a little swelling in my ankles if I have had a busy day.
Best moment of the week: I love when Katie includes Jack in her prayers at night. And she always asks why someone isn't sitting in the 4th chair at the kitchen table - she wants Jack to sit there now! I can also tell the nesting phase is about to begin - I am so ready to get all the furniture and everything set up in the nursery. I feel like things are a bit more hectic this go around and can't wait to see it all come together! We also have a 4D ultrasound scheduled - can't wait to see that sweet boy again!
And here I am at 24 weeks, 28 weeks, and then 30 weeks. The stickers have me doing belly pictures every 2 weeks now - should be interesting to see how I grow! I feel like my belly grew up this time - it is bigger, but it seems like he is positioned higher up this week. I don't know if that was the way I grew or because of the way he was curled up in there!
And here is the comparison at 30 weeks with Katie and then 30 weeks with Jack. Since I have a different style shirt on, I think it is kind of hard to tell how the belly shapes are different. Again, to me, it looks like he is way up near/in my ribs this go around!
I'll start back with the beach trip pictures tomorrow - just wanted to make sure I stay up to date with this pregnancy - less than NINE weeks until we meet this sweet boy!