It’s kind of crazy to believe that today marks 30 weeks of baby Moore. Ryan and I are getting more excited (and way more nervous) as the days tick by, but we’re definitely eagerly anticipating the peanut’s arrival. My parents are arriving in town tomorrow morning, and my baby shower is on Sunday, so it’s going to be a busy few days, but we’re so thrilled to actually start preparing and celebrating this little nugget.
How far along: 30 weeks
Gender: We’re not finding out!
Weight gain: Right at 11 lbs total. I weighed in at the doc a little less on Wednesday, but he mentioned it was entirely normal.
Maternity clothes: Yes. I scored a whole bunch of sale dresses (read: mumus) at Target the other day, and I live in them now. If I’m wearing jeans, I still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans with my new belly band, or I wear yoga pants. I just don’t like any of the maternity jeans I’ve seen.
Stretch marks: None. I swear by pure coconut oil twice a day. I rub it all over my boobs, belly, back and sides, and it seems to be doing the trick thus far.
Belly button in or out: In, though that little indent over my belly button is a strange phenomenon.
Sleep: Sleep is entirely dependent on the amount of liquids I drink prior to bed. If I don’t drink anything after 6 PM, I can generally get by with only two trips to the bathroom per night. If, however, I feel the need to drink hot chocolate at 8 PM like I did on Tuesday, 5+ visits to the bathroom is not uncommon. When I am sleeping though, I sleep like the dead.
Best moment this week: I had my 30 week appointment this past week, and shiz is definitely getting real! Visits to the OB are every two weeks now, and baby Moore has quite the sense of humor when Nina, my nurse, tries to Doppler for a heartbeat. Baby Moore decided squirming away from the Doppler was reasonable, so it took her a good 10 minutes to get an accurate heartrate of 144 bpm. Strong peanut!
Miss anything: I still really miss my old body, but I’m learning to embrace these last 10 weeks of the peanut. Honestly, I think the whole process is incredible, but having no control over your body is a huge eye-opener.
Movement: All. The. Time. I think baby is running out of room, so movements are much more pronounced these days. Sometimes, I can feel the baby’s head or bum on one side or the other, and I have to say that the kicks to the belly button are not pleasant. On the weirder side…baby really likes the right side of my abdomen. It’s unique.
Cravings: Sweets and ice water. I also really want Subway Italian BMTs.
Food aversions: Eggs and avocado. I’ve noticed my nausea is more pronounced again like the third trimester, but it’s avoidable if I eat.
Looking forward to: Our baby shower is on Sunday, and my parents arrive tomorrow! I can’t wait 🙂