Baby P #2 Bump Watch: 30 Weeks Preggers

Holy cow!!! It’s sooooo freaking crazy how quickly time has whizzed by. The next 10 weeks will go by even quicker, I just know it. I will be going on maternity leave at the end of August and then Baby P #2 may make her appearance as early as 2 weeks after that. Her sister definitely didn’t wait till 40 weeks to come, that’s for sure. It’s exciting, no doubt… but I’m definitely starting to feel nervous about it all.

On to my weekly update….

30 Weeks


What is up with Baby P #2 this week?

  • Baby P is about 15.7 inches long and weighs almost 3 lbs – about the size of a large cabbage!
  • She is surrounded by a pint and a half of amniotic fluid, but will lessen as she gets bigger and takes up more space in my uterus.
  • Her eyesight is continuing to develop, though it’s not very keen. Her eyes will be closed for a good part of the day after she is born.
  • When she does open them, she’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision – which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face.

 

What’s been happening with ME this week?

Weight Gained: I will let you know after I’ve had my next appointment which is set for Wednesday, August 2nd!

Workouts: Of course! Every single day at work. Some people don’t think my job is physical, but it really is. This is what I do on the daily:

  • some strength training – lifting and moving mannequins, fixtures, and other visual elements at work. And don’t worry, I’m very careful with it all!
  • cardio – walking up and down stairs, walking back and forth between 2 buildings (I work at a location that has 2 buildings in 1 mall). Consistently for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Anything else outside of work is just “extra”. And no I haven’t done “extra” workouts in a hot minute.

Symptoms: 

  • Slight nausea
  • Swelling in the feet
  • Mild heartburn and yucky tasting burps!
  • The worst leg cramp ever happened the night going into my 31st week! So painful!

Food Aversions: fast food

Food Cravings: donuts

Sleep: I don’t have any trouble falling asleep… but it really is starting to get very uncomfortable moving in bed especially when I want to roll over. And it’s difficult getting out of bed!

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? No baby stuff yet but totally related! I bought an ottoman pouf to go with a rocker my father-in-law gave me after I had Ella. I’m planning on painting it white over the weekend and I still need to buy a 2-piece cushion for it. So I’ll post up some pics of it once I’m done. I won’t get the pouf until next week but here’s what it looks like…

And I finally did our registry! My sister is in the process of designing my Baby Sprinkle invites so I needed to make sure I finished registering before the invites went out.

Stretch Marks: I think there’s some about to appear… it’s been itching just under the belly button. I’ve been lathering up like crazy!!!

Miss Anything?: just about everything that has to do with not being pregnant!

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Wedding Rings On or Off? On!

Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Happy as can be.

Any Movement? Heck yes! She doesn’t stop. Ever!

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? not a one. I’ve been pretty boring this week. Just enjoying every minute of free time I get with my only child till life gets even more chaotic!

Looking Forward To? The weekend! I want to continue nesting… cleaning and organizing. And I’m hoping to be able to paint my rocking chair!!!

30 Weeks

30 weeks down, 10 more to go!


30 weeks



30 weeks (2)



10 weeks ago, I looked like this….



20 weeks

 



And at 10 weeks prego…



10 weeks



WOW. Seeing the progression of my pregnancy through pictures and knowing that I am growing a little tiny human being is just so crazy to me. A good crazy. Like amazingly crazy. Miraculous. I have heard women say it but of course, I couldn’t truly understand the feeling until I’ve experienced it myself. And I’m so lucky I’ve been blessed with this opportunity… and I’m lovin’ every minute of this process.



What Is Baby P Up To This Week?

  • She is roughly 15.7 inches long and weighs almost 3lbs – which is about the size of a head of cabbage.
  • A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will shrink as she gets bigger and takes up more room in my uterus.
  • Her eyesight is continuing to develop, though it’s not very keen. After birth she will keep those little eyes of hers closed for a good part of the day and will respond to changes in light.

 



What’s Been Happening With Me This Week?

Weight Gained: Well… I feel like I’ve gained a ton. I feel like an elephant… and occasionally I waddle like a duck. But honestly, I don’t know. I will know in a couple of weeks when I go for my monthly checkup. I’m just hoping for healthy weight gain.



Workouts: Just walking a million miles a day at work. Hubby was sick with a stomach bug all week so I spent my free time nursing him back to health… so no workouts at all this week.



Symptoms:

  • An aching lower back
  • Some hip and leg pain from sleeping on my side all night long (not all the time but maybe one or two nights this week)
  • No room for food. Yup… Baby is taking up too much room in my belly and I have to lessen my food portions even more.
  • Baby P loves to push up into my ribs on my right side which makes sitting or laying down very uncomfortable. And nothing I do relieves that pain.
  • And then, of course, I’m just tired ALL THE TIME.



Food Aversions: None!



Food Cravings: Frozen yogurt, chocolate, and coffee.



Sleep: Surprisingly enough, so much better because of the body pillow. But still getting up every hour to pee. *sigh*



Any Baby/Pregnancy Related Purchases? Nope. I’ve been good so far. I’ve done a lot of window shopping for Baby P but no purchases yet. Waiting till after the baby shower to do some major damage.



Stretch Marks? None so far and I am so grateful. Using lotion and olive oil. Since I can’t use cocoa butter. And most stretch creams contain cocoa butter or cocoa in it. Totally hoping I stay stretch mark free till Baby P arrives!!!



Miss Anything? Being able to wear whatever I want. I’m seeing all these cute clothes I’d love to sport this summer but I can’t. Not yet anyway. I know I will eventually be able to… but for not, it’s all about comfort and trying to be fashionable at the same time. I’ve actually been wearing yoga pants to work. Yup… don’t judge me.



Belly Button In or Out? I have an outtie!!!!



Wedding Rings On or Off? My wedding rings are definitely still on. No swelling.



Happy or Moody Most of the Time? For the most part, I’m happy as can be. Still “glowing”, everyone says. But I did have a moment of insanity when, on Monday on my way home from work, the hubby tells me over the phone that he doesn’t feel well and wanted to throw up. And then when I came home, I heard he had been throwing up since I got off the phone with him. My poor hubby. I got mad at him like it was his fault that someone gave him the stomach bug. I just didn’t wanna end up getting what he had… my doctor had warned me at my last appointment that a stomach bug was going around and being pregnant, I’d be more susceptible to getting sick because pregnancy weakens the immune system. But thank God I didn’t get sick… and I apologized to the hubby for blaming him.



Any Movements? She is quite the busy bee. She loves to kick, roll, dance… every part of the day. And it makes me smile to feel her… and at night, I love to watch her move. It’s such an amazing feeling.



Looking Forward To: My baby shower. My sister worked on the invitations and sent them out… and my sisters-in-law have been planning it all out. I can’t wait to spend time with friends and family and just celebrate this awesome occasion.