Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Woohoo for 30 weeks!

So the little ticker on my iPod touch (not cool enough for a smart phone) says I am 30 weeks 1 day and have 9 weeks 6 days to go until my due date! That's single digits people! Baby is well over 3 lbs and 18 inches long on average. I'm thrilled to be at 30 weeks, but 10 weeks to go is still a long time. Especially since it could be 11 or 12 weeks until she actually comes if I go overdue. Hopefully she comes a bit early and we'll meet her sooner when she's full term.. in 6-7 weeks!! Can't believe it.

I'm feeling pretty good for 30 weeks (that's almost 8 months pregnant! Eek!). I'm sleeping well and only getting up once or twice a night. We just finished up our childbirth classes last night. They were really great. We learned a lot. I feel so much more prepared and ready for birth now (but of course I'm still scared!!) Oh and only 6 weeks until I need to have my hospital bags packed! We also picked a pediatrician yesterday. We went to her office for a little interview, and I liked her! She seemed really level headed, nice and is a mom too. Her answers to my questions were good and it just felt right. Another thing checked off the list.

My new thing this week is trying to workout everyday. I've been a slacker lately, and just pregnant and tired, but I figured I have no excuse not to at least do a 20-30 min video everyday if I can't get to the gym. So far so good. Here is my rough weekly schedule:

Mon - Weights/Strength
Tues - Yoga/Stretch
Wed - Cardio
Thurs - Weights/Strength
Fri - Cardio
Sat - Yoga/Stretch
Sun - Cardio

I've been doing a mix of DVDs, going to the Y, free online ExerciseTV videos and just whatever I come up with at home (dancing, lifting light weights, etc.) I want to make sure I'm ready to not only push out the baby but carry her when she's here!

I ordered a diaper bag from Etsy. My mom is also making me one, but I've heard from people to have multiple ones, so there you go. I can't wait to get it. It looks like this, but with "Lila" embroidered on it, of course.

Oh and here's what I look like at 30 weeks!

And the little survey...

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 1 day.

Best Moment(s) this past week: Watching Tangled in 3D with my mom. We ate popcorn and candy for lunch at the matinee and it was awesome. She used to take me out for this treat very occasionally as a kid, and it is still GREAT! There were lots of moms and daughters in the audience, but most of the other daughters were like 4! It was a great movie. Lila seemed to like the music! Can't wait to take her to her first real movie someday.

Current baby/pregnancy worry: I've been thinking a lot about the weather in February (ice, snow) and all the mess that can bring. I feel bad for Lila to enter the world at such a gloomy cold time! I just hope she comes on a nice day! Also.. and this is typical for me to think about things far before I really need to worry.. but birth control! I want to go back on it ASAP after birth, but regular pills aren't an option because they can decrease milk supply and hormones can go to the baby. From my limited research it looks like IUDs, the mini-pill and Implanon are the best options. I thought this would be an easy thing... 6 weeks after baby, get back on Ortho Tri Cyclen. Nope!

Movement: She is still beating the crap out of me. I feel bruised from the inside out. She is doing knee lifts and flutter kicks and snow angels and who knows what else in there. I hope she is getting all her energy out now and will not continue this hyperactivity when she is out of the womb!

Labor Signs: I've had the occasional Braxton Hicks contraction (I think) but nothing else. Sometimes she feels really low but I think she just gets into a position where she can punch me in the bladder/crotch area. Ouch.

Food Craving: Hmm.. Nothing specific. Rice Krispie treats sound pretty good. Haven't had any though! Coffee and hot chocolate and anything warm! It's so cold here this week.. like 20 degrees right now.

Any new symptoms?: Crazy dreams are getting crazier, a few bathroom issues (I'm not going to expand on that), getting tired/worn out easier, possibly my taste buds are changing! and I sadly found a couple stretch marks!!! They aren't on my belly though... I guess my boobs really have grown. :(

What I miss: Feeling light on my feet, having a waist, my winter clothes... although I did get some cute maternity clothes this weekend (thanks Mom) to help me get through the next two months. A great pair of black skinny leg pants, a red v-neck sweater, a patterned blue top and a dress to wear to my baby shower. Hopefully that will make me look decent until Lila comes. I've been feeling pretty frumpy lately, especially in this bitter cold.

What I am looking forward to: Date night with Neil tonight! It's cheap movie night and since he's on a break from school we have Tuesday nights free. We are going to see "Love and Other Drugs". I've read mixed reviews, but I'm just excited to go out on a date with my wonderful husband! We are making spaghetti and meatballs beforehand. Now I just need to figure out when to fit in that workout... :)


  1. Have fun on your date night! We did a bunch of those before we had Devon. Definitely didn't get out after we had her so it was nice to have spent some fun quality time together!

    I think we're going to take Devon to see Tangled for her 2nd birthday next Wednesday. I think it looks so cute!

    Speaking of bad weather, I went into labor in the middle of a snow storm in Dec. 2008. Aside from being a little nerve wracking driving it was kind of nice because we got snowed into our house for a few days after we got home. No better time to feel cozy and secluded than when you are bonding with your little one those first days!

    You look great! Very cute belly :)

  2. Definitely go see Tangled. You and Devon will both love it. It has great music and a great story!