Wednesday, June 25, 2014

baby alex: 30 weeks

i'm pretty excited to hit the 30 week mark (or at least i was when it happened this past saturday. now i'm closer to 31). it feels like the end is actually in sight.

how far along: 30 weeks

how big is baby: the size of a head of cabbage (15.7 inches long and weighs 3 pounds). apparently this kid has gained an inch and a pound just since my last post!

weight gain / loss: i started at 142.4 lbs and was 158 lbs two weeks ago. i weighed 160.5 this past weekend, which is a 2.5 lb gain. i was actually nervous about that until i realized alex himself has gained a pound. and i think you're supposed to gain a pound a week in the last trimester or something.

symptoms: last week was probably the worst week i've had symptom-wise. i didn't know it was possible to have mastitis during pregnancy but guess what, it is! i'll leave it at that.

cravings / aversions: no cravings or aversions. i'm really quite the easy date these days.

movement: i started doing kick counts a month or two ago but realized yesterday that i haven't been keeping up with them. work has been so hectic. i'm trying to slow down now and actually pay attention to his movements.

gender: boy

belly button: still half in / half out. so still awkward

sleep: i'm actually getting a ton of sleep. aside from those three or four mastitis days, i've been sleeping for 8-9 hours straight and it's glorious.

what i'm looking forward to: i'm officially in "is he here yet!?" mode. i can basically feel a little head in my pelvis and occasionally think he's going to fall out of me when i go pee or something lol. for some reason this makes me think he's coming any day now, except i know it'll realistically be in about 2 months.

what i miss: holding my leilybug. it's become increasingly difficult to help her into her carseat, pick her up, etc. i still pick her up now and then, but it's less often now and i miss our carrying snuggles.

highlights this past week: alex's room is almost done! i washed his bedding, made some little name art, and got all of his clothes put away. i just need to do the chair rail in a couple of weeks, plus buy some additional baskets and curtains. then we should be all set! we got the last big thing as well, which was a second carseat. i feel much more equipped for his arrival.

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