Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bump Watch: 30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks - whoa!
Size of baby: A head of lettuce - or about 18 inches and 3.2 pounds!
Total weight gained: I am not weighing myself at home, so I don't know what the current number is here.  But at the last appointment, I was up 30.  I will stick with that for now :)
Maternity clothes: Absolutely!
Gender: Still a boy!
Movement: Yes!  There are some days that he is more calm with gentle movements.  And then there are days where he won't stop moving and it feels like he is trying to come out of my belly button!  I wonder how big he is in there.  Because some of these movements make it feel like he is a giant!
What I Miss: Sleeping at night without getting up to pee, being able to get in and out of bed like a normal person, my normal wardrobe, a yummy drink (especially now that the weather is warming up)...
Cravings: Not too long ago I really wanted calamari...weird.  I did get some at the beach this past week :)
Aversions: Cooking.  By the end of the day I am completely spent.  I really need to use the crockpot more often!  
Symptoms: Holy heartburn!  Whew.  It has definitely kicked in...though it isn't as constant this time.  But when it strikes, it means business.  Thank goodness for Tums!
Best moment of the week: We just got back last night from our pre-baby trip to the beach!  We had a good time playing in the sun and sand and doing some shopping!  It is really neat to see the wheels turn in Katie's head.  We would be sitting at a table eating a meal and Katie would pipe up and say, "If Baby ----- were here, he could sit there!" (remember, I haven't revealed the name is coming, don't worry!)  I love that she is really thinking of him!  I actually went today to buy his "coming home from the hospital" outfit.  Things are definitely moving quickly now - 9 weeks from today I will be holding this sweet angel!  I've got a nursery to finish...thankfully Katie's room is just about finished!  And we need to install the carseat in the next few weeks so that Katie can get used to sitting in the back row and so it is installed in the event he decides to join us early (my C-section is already scheduled...weird to write that on the calendar)!  And I've got some cute blue clothes to wash and organize!  Maybe I will start that this weekend...or next week while the kids are in school!  I also have the fun 4D ultrasound scheduled - can't wait to see this baby again!  And we scheduled "Big Sister Class" for Katie...I thought she would find that fun and since we are delivering at a different hospital, it will also allow us a look at the place and to preregister!
And here is a comparison of me at 30 weeks with BC3, Jack, and Katie.  I feel like I am carrying pretty high, but when I look at these pictures, I don't think I'm carrying as high as I did with Jack. 
 And here is the progression from 24 to 28 to 30 weeks with this pregnancy!  It definitely is proof that I am growing every week!
And here are a couple of the pictures from the "official" maternity shoot last week with Amanda McNeal Photography!  I love them and can't wait to see the rest!
And here I am pregnant at the beach!  I will definitely be doing at least one (if not 2 or 3) posts about our trip - I took lots of pictures (surprise, surprise)!!
I am now doing belly pictures every 2 weeks, so these updates will happen more often!  Which also means he will be here soon!  :)



  1. Love the maternity shoot pics! Can't wait to see more. Glad y'all had a fun trip. I can't wait to go to FL in a few months!!

  2. I'm so glad you all got a trip to the beach in. Those memories will be treasured for years to come. I think you look smaller with this baby than you did with the other two.