Tuesday, August 23, 2016

30 Week Bump Update!

I haven't had time to post a bump update since week 25, and it seems like so much has changed since then... I'm feeling (and looking!) quite a bit more pregnant, and getting pretty excited as the time for baby Pray's arrival gets closer and closer.

So here's a quick 30 week bump update!

How far along are you?
30 weeks! 

Since the last bump update, I've entered the third trimester, and started my once-every-two-weeks doctor appointments. I don't feel like it is absolutely unnecessary to be going to the doctor this much, but perhaps the appointments will seem more valuable as time gets even closer. 

I am so fortunate that I have had absolutely no complications and have had it really easy - so I'm not going to complain about doctors appointments seeming useless (as I realize that that is not a bad problem to have!).

Size of baby?
Apparently the little babe is about the size of a cucumber? 

However, this seems smaller than the head of cauliflower that he was at 25 weeks... so I'm convinced these vegetable analogies are a little out of whack. :)

Tons! I've gotten so used to all of the movement, that I feel like it will be super weird after giving birth and no longer have a little babe rocking and rolling around inside of me.

Although these aren't really symptoms per se, my belly button has totally flattened out, which is interesting, and now that my baby bump is getting larger it has finally started getting in the way more. It's a super strange feeling when you are trying to put on your shoes and actually struggling a bit to get them tied!

Also, I have officially taken off my wedding rings... I noticed them getting really tight when I was in Arizona last (probably because it was 115 degrees!), and I've been so much more comfortable since taking them off. As an alternative, I've been wearing an old turquoise ring, but John has been sweetly insisting I get something nicer (we will see... just don't know if it is worth spending money on a nicer ring for such a short amount of time).

Not too bad. Every now and then I have a really terrible night's sleep, but it is usually followed up by sleeping like a rock the next night. I've also been notably more tired the past week, or so, but I am fortunate that I live in the central time zone, but work in the pacific time zone... it gives me time to sleep in a bit longer than if I had to be into work for a typical day.

Maternity clothes?
Maternity clothes have been my biggest revolution since the last bump update. Up until a few weeks ago I have mostly been living in maternity dresses, but I recently got two new pairs of maternity jeans... they weren't cheap, but they fit like a charm and were worth every stinkin' penny.

I bought this pair and this pair, and am totally excited to wear them with boots all throughout fall - in fact, being able to wear booties was the main selling point of purchasing them. I don't care if it is a t-shirt, shorts, dress, or whatever... if it's not maternity, I don't want to wear it for the simple reason of it being so dang unflattering at this point... only maternity clothes for me, my friends!

Missing most?
Nothing really, but I guess I will just say a margarita... because who doesn't love margaritas?

Also, although I love sporting my baby bump, I also miss people not staring at my stomach. Seriously, I feel like I get a lot of looks being pregnant; maybe it is just my imagination, but people legitimately stare at my baby bump instead of looking me in the eye... it's kind of weird!

Not only that, but I recently had someone ask to touch my stomach. Let's just say, I'm not normally the type of person who gives off a "sure, you can enter my personal-space bubble" vibe, but I was so absolutely caught off guard and didn't know what to do, that I said "okay..." (but only after I was so confused that I asked for clarification on what she meant by that - awkward!!). Don't get me wrong, the person was super sweet and kind, but I did die a little bit inside when it happened... oy vey.

Sweet as can be - he takes such good care of me and is going to be an amazing dad! 

We have a king size bed, and I swear, my snoogle takes up about half of it (...and then I take up the other half)... yet he never complains!

No nursery progress has been made, but my dad has kindly offered (and we quickly jumped at the offer!) to come to Texas and help us finish it up. It will be great to have another set of hands (since I really can't do much in terms of helping due to paint fumes, etc.).

Although no progress has been made, we did buy the most awesome glider (the Pottery Barn Kids Swivel Rocker and Recliner), that I am a little bit obsessed with. So hopefully as soon as the nursery is done, we will put everything in it, and call it ready for the babe's arrival!

Best part of being pregnant since my last update?
So many things! I passed my 28 week glucose test (which is always a stellar thing), baby Pray had a beautiful baby shower, and we've taken a CPR class and a baby care class (both of which we enjoyed!). 

I'm loving watching things progress and us getting more and more prepared as time gets closer!

Looking forward to?
Heading to Michigan this weekend! 

A dear friend is getting married, and I am honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. She is getting married in Holland, which is a beautiful little town on Lake Michigan. After our trip to Michigan, we have a trip to San Francisco planned at the end of September, and then I will pretty much be done traveling until the baby arrives! Time is flying!

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  1. Look at that bump!! All belly and SO cute!!!

  2. You are just adorable, girl! I'm so happy to hear things are going well!!

  3. You look amazing!! So glad to hear you have been feeling good. We have a similar PBK rocker and it is worth every penny!

  4. You look so great girl! Enjoy every second, especially if it's been an easy pregnancy!

  5. You are the cutest mama-to-be! I can't wait to see the nursery when it's finished. Have fun traveling over the next few weeks!

  6. Hooray for uneventful. I get to go in weekly because my first was preterm. On the one hand I want this one to stay put longer, but my gosh is it a pain to go so often.

  7. You look sooo cute! :) And I'm with you on the frequent appointments. Since I have diabetes, my OB wanted to see me every two weeks from the beginning (and I also have to see a diabetes doc once each month now that I'm pregnant, and then a specialist wanted to see me weekly because of my diabetes), and I was like, ain't nobody got time for that! Haha I basically told him my schedule did not allow for that kind of frequency (taking off work for 7 appointments/month? now way!). But now that I'm getting closer, I have the more frequent appointments as well haha :)

  8. Oh! Also, watch out for those flights. I took a 1.5 hour flight at 30 weeks, and it was KILLER for swelling. I would consider wearing compression socks on the plane (I thought about it but then forgot to actually do it!), and then lay on your left side with your feet up to relieve any other pressure that comes. Hopefully you don't have to deal with that, though! :)

  9. You look so great! Are you staying pretty active? Holland, MI is beautiful! I live about 20 minutes from there!! Hope you guys enjoy the last of your travels before you become a family of 3!

    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  10. I'm right there with you (well, two weeks behind, but still)! Everything you're saying/feeling is spot on with my experience. The tying of shoes, the refusal to wear anything non-maternity. Let the countdown begin! By the way, welcome back to Michigan-Holland is so lovely.

  11. Have a great trip!! Good call on being proactive on the rings... one of my friends had to have hers cut off... which would absolutely terrify me!! Enjoy Michigan!! Hopefully it's a little cooler up that way. ;)


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