Wednesday, March 21, 2012

30 Week Update

How Far Along? 30 weeks 4 days

Weight gain/loss: 13 lbs gained.  Now at 143 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Definitely.

Stretch Marks: Nope :)

Sleep: Awesome, despite regular bathroom trips.

Best moment this week: Reaching 30 weeks.  Somehow it feels way further along than 29 weeks.  30 weeks is three quarters of the way there!

Food Cravings: Hard ice cream.  Not likely pregnancy related but more seasonally related.  The weather has been beautiful!  Since I haven't really had any real cravings this pregnancy to date, I am proposing a theory (for which I may be completely wrong).  I am hypothesizing that those that have the strongest or weirdest pregnancy cravings are likely those that are poorly nourished going into pregnancy.  Given that I ate well prior to pregnancy, I am guessing that perhaps I have not experienced any cravings because my body hasn't needed anything extra nutritionally.

Gender: I envision a boy in the hospital, but everything thereafter is girl to me.  It will be one or the other I am convinced.

Belly button in or out: Half and half I would say.  See the picture below.  I truly think it is the grossest looking belly button ever, not to mention the lush hair that has developed on my belly during pregnancy.  I think that I am more worried that my belly button won't go back to "normal" than I am of stretch marks.

Movement: Can now feel exactly where Perogy is resting.  I have experienced much higher kicks, this week being the first time that I have ever been kicked in the ribs.

What I miss: Being able to bend over; being able to see the underside of my belly (amongst other things that need not be mentioned here).

What I'm looking forward to: Cloth diapering (honestly, I can't believe that I am looking forward to changing diapers, but I am!  I'm sure it will pass!); summer play dates; baby wearing.

Fears: Inevitably having to get this baby out of me sooner than later; not feeling as content or satisfied with life once Perogy arrives.
30 weeks, 3 days


  1. I really wish you never showed us your belly button hahaha. I now worry for you haha jk

  2. You look great! I only wish I had gained 13 pounds by 30 weeks! I ate really well before pregnancy but still used the pregnancy as an excuse to overindulge. Bad, I know!