Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pregnancy Update - Weeks 30 & 31

Pregnancy Update - Weeks 30 and 31
How far along/size of baby: I'm 32 weeks today.  But this blog post is from the last 2 weeks (weeks 30 and 31)!!

Baby weighs about 3.3 lbs (about the size of a coconut) and is over 16 inches, all according to the apps.  Yup. I'm feeling every bit of this baby right now.
30 Weeks

31 Weeks
31 Weeks
And here is my husband at 30 weeks...because he likes to take pictures of himself instead of me! lol

Luckily he got a haircut and has shaved since this photo! Derek at 30 weeks.....
Sleep: I had a few good nights recently. It's sad when a "good night" means I only woke up 2 or 3 times. The rest still aren't the greatest. I have some hip pain, calf cramping, and my belly always hurts during the night. So just getting up or turning from side to side hurts. I was recommended to drink some sports drink before bed and have been trying that but calf cramped a bit yesterday morning so... yeah.

Best moment of the past 2 weeks: My husband refurbished the baby furniture we got from my cousin and we put them in the baby room. So the baby room has only baby stuff in it! How about that? Minus some of our clothes in the closet (along with my wedding dress...oops) so we need to take care of that. But it looks so nice! I love it! Made me so happy!

Miss anything:  Being normal and feeling normal. I'm now a walking topic for anyone and everyone. Everywhere I go, someone is asking me questions about my pregnancy (which really is fine), and asking me if I'm due soon (no, 2 months, thanks a lot).

Movement: Yes, definitely. There are still some kicks and jabs but I'm feeling a lot more rolling/movement of the baby where I can see my whole belly just shift. It's very interesting but also feels very weird and usually stops me in my tracks  It can definitely get distracting at work too. I have not seen a foot or hand yet...

Symptoms: Minor lower back pain if I stand too long. Some calf cramps in the early mornings. Feet and finger swelling. The baby likes to step on my bladder. All the fun stuff, clearly!

I've been having some nausea in the mornings or on the train to and from work, especially if it's warm in the train car. Not sure if the motion of the train is getting to me or what. Strange, I haven't had any nausea the entire pregnancy and now I'm having some. But it's "relatively" minor and no other issues with that.

I'm definitely finally hitting that "hot flashes" stage, or just being warmer in general. I'm generally a very cold person all the time. I still am sometimes, but have been having very warm moments.

Looking forward to: I'm getting a 32 week ultrasound on Monday! Always fun to see the baby. A lot of people only get 2 ultrasounds during their pregnancy and I'm getting 4 so that's pretty fun. And it just makes me feel more relaxed to see that he is doing ok. Hope he looks good for his picture!
Food Cravings or Aversions:  Nope, I'm pretty good on this one for now.

Belly button in or out: In! Still in. I'm happy about that. Ha! It's the little things.

Wedding rings on or off: On. But my fingers are sometimes more swollen and I have shoved them on a few times, which isn't probably good. I better be careful or I might not get them off one day!

Running/Working Out:  I have definitely had some good runs in the past couple weeks. I ran 3 times one week a couple weeks ago, which is unusual these days. But...1 or 2 times a week is pretty normal. I actually ran last Sunday and did great on a 2:1 interval but haven't run again all week.  I've noticed my recovery after running is not as good. The next day I'm usually pretty sore and very tired. So I'm definitely not pushing myself to run, especially if it will be warmer (like this weekend/next week).
30 Weeks - After a walk
Other workouts this week included walking and a 10 mile bike ride on my bike trainer. I have been going to a barre class generally on the weekends too, if I can make it. So I'm still trying to stay active.


  1. Yes, this week is a good week to take off from running due to the heat! Can't believe you're already at 32 weeks! The excitement builds...

  2. You look great! My wedding rings barely fit these days and I'm at the point where I'm scared to put them on in case they don't come off. I guess after 10 years my knuckles have gotten bigger :(