Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks

30w 2d. Nearly every picture that S has taken for me has resulted in an orange twinge/cast... We're working on the lighting! The pictures in this post, with the exception of the ones where I'm alone I'm facing forward, is closest to my actual skin color. Be prepared for better pictures! //insertcheesysmilehere

How far along? 30 weeks (I do these a week behind as a recap of the previous week, so I'm actually 31 weeks today.)

Total weight gain/loss: 143.4 lbs- whoops! That's almost a 4 lb increase. I was 140.1 lbs before I had all that sugar this weekend... Whatevs!

Maternity clothes: Definitely. Since my due date is less than 10 weeks away, I'm planning on buying some nursing tops... I realize I don't have ANY! Plus, I live out of my 4-6 maternity jeans... and recently some size 2s!

Stretch marks? Yes! I'm getting more stretch marks on my breasts. The stretch marks on my left breast are between 4 and 9 o'clock while the stretch marks on my right breast are between 3 and 8 o'clock. Also, Cristhian or I have yet to see any stretch marks on my stomach, sides and back... but I know they're coming. Genetics doesn't lie!

Sleep: Restlessness is kicking in! I'll easily fall asleep between 10p-12a, but I'll wake up between 3a-5a and have the most difficult time getting back to sleep. After laying in bed for an extended period of time, I fall asleep suddenly and wake up right before 9a. Good thing my mornings start late!

Best moment this week: I tried on some of my GAP size 2 maternity pants and they actually fit! Although it's more snug than it used to be, I feel good knowing that maybe the weight really IS in my belly! I'm wearing a pair in this week's pregnancy update...

Worst moment of the week: Cristhian and I actually had a huge fight.

Miss anything? I miss sleeping on my back and stomach. Whenever I lay on my right side (which is where Lamby houses herself due to the placentas' positions in my womb), LO kicks up a storm. She really hates being pressed against.

Movement: Lamby moves A LOT! The doctor told me to check for ten kicks for an hour in the morning and another set in the evening. Well, I don't ever have to wait an hour. Lamby kicks, pokes and prods ten times within 15 minutes! Let's hope she stays this active throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

Food cravings: Nothing... but I'm beginning to prefer salty, crispy things again.

Anything making you queasy or sick: It doesn't make me queasy or sick, but I don't have anywhere else to put this, haha. I still don't like meat, but I find it easier to eat. The Bradley Method class that Crissy and I take emphasize the importance of protein- whether from a meat-source or not!- and I'm the ONLY one in class that misses the mark EACH week.

30w 2d

Have you started to show yet: Oh, yes. Definitely!

Gender Prediciton: It's a girl!

Labor signs: None... yet! Not even Braxton Hicks! Woo hoo!

Symptoms: Pelvic pain is still a symptomatic problem.

Belly button in or out? It's... in, but out. It's weird.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time? I've been moody this week. Things (not related to the baby) aren't going as smoothly as I'd hoped... and it's getting to me. Life of a post-grad student is difficult.

Looking forward to: Packing my hospital bag!!! Plus, I guess I'm looking forward to the possibility of going to Ohio and visiting my parents and youngest siblings. We'll see if the OB/GYN OKs the trip in February!

In preparation of my upcoming maternity shoot, S and I decided to some pre-maternity shots... We have a way's to go! Mind you, what we have planned will not at ALL be as staged as the ones here! I'm still compiling and coordinating outfits between Cristhian and me... plus I need to finalize some of the locations. It's a lot of work!

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