Sunday, March 7, 2010

30 Weeks

I am now 30 weeks pregnant - I've made it into the final 10! (Or 12...depending on when baby decides to make her grand entrance!) This has been an exciting weekend. Yesterday I had my first baby shower! I'll give more details in a minute. For now, let's catch up on what's going on with my little Thumpalina.
She is now close to 16 inches long, and weighs about 3 pounds - about the size of a cabbage. Wait a minute...wasn't she just 2 pounds 2 weeks ago? She must be putting on that adorable baby chubbiness fast now! The fine hair called lanugo that she has been covered with is coming out now, so she won't look like a little monkey when she's born. Her eyes are continuing to develop, and so is her brain.
I feel her moving a lot now, although it's a different movement than it used to be. I used to feel pretty good kicks for about an hour at a time 2-3 times a day. Now I feel her at random times all day long, but I don't get the kicks so much any more; it's more of that rolling and sliding across my belly type of feeling. Thankfully the rib kicks aren't coming too often yet. We went to see "Alice in Wonderland" last night (Awesome!) and again, the loud volume got her really active again. She kicked me pretty good through the whole movie!
30 Weeks

As for Mom, I'm still feeling pretty good. Some of those 3rd trimester side effects are kicking in now, but it's not too bad. The thing I'm having most issues with is back pain. It usually comes when I'm sitting for long periods of time (my office chairs are now starting to cause pain too, boo!). It used to be just hard-backed chairs and the car seat, but now any type of sitting will cause it. I've even woken up in the night with back pain a couple of times now. Yuck! I'm finding myself getting tired earlier every night now, but it's still nothing like the 1st trimester exhaustion. Over all though, I'm still feeling good, and still loving being pregnant. I can't wait to meet this little girl, but I'm in no way feeling like I'm just DONE with pregnancy already. I'm still enjoying every minute of it!

I will post again soon about the baby shower - some of my friends took some wonderful photos for me, so I'll wait til I can share some of them with you! And today is Childbirth Class #4. Stay tuned!

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