Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Does everything feel a little more festive than usual this week or is it just me? It’s probably just the impending carbo-loading that has me all excited. Mac and cheese, here I come. Anyway, I’m a little late posting this update but I must do it for posterity’s sake. This is obviously my glorified journal that I happen to put on the internet (to ensure as much embarrassment to myself as possible, of course).
What’s baby up to? According to BabyCenter.com, the baby is “about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage). His eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after he’s born, he’ll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.” So he won’t be able to see me clearly after birth? What a relief. I won’t have to wear makeup for a while.
Weeks: 30 Weeks (and about five days, but who’s counting?)
Total Weight Gain: The grand total is about 24 pounds, which means I gained four pounds in three weeks. Back to gaining like a champ, y’all.
Fitness: I should probably remove this from the list, but I think it’s important to stress that “fitness” looks different for everyone. I’m moving around, I swear. I’m just not sprinting up hills or slinging weights around like a beast. I do think I’m going to force myself to do a little bodyweight training again, because I’m feeling the weight gain and I think stretching things out once and a while couldn’t hurt. If I get real ballsy, I’ll sign back up for Pure Barre. I miss taking classes!
Symptoms: Um, I just feel large. When I bent over to paint my toes the other day, I could barely breathe. I’m running out of room at a rapid pace. Along with that growth comes back pain and heartburn. Blech.
Sleep: Yeah, that is pretty much nonexistent.
Cravings: Everything. It’s ridiculous. I would love a margarita, by the way.
Maternity Clothes: I live in leggings and sweaters. Being pregnant in the fall and winter is basically the best thing ever.
Baby Items Bought/Received: I don’t think we’ve gotten anything recently, but I honestly can’t remember. I’m still compiling my list of “must haves” before the baby arrives and it’s pretty much just new bottles and new carriers. Keep it simple.
Goals: I will stop shoving sugar down my throat 24/7. I think it’s my way of staying awake since I’m limiting caffeine to one (freaking large) cup a day. Hold me to this. If you see me posting multiple sweets a day on Instagram, call me out. I’m totally serious.
Worries: I don’t have too many fears right now. Of course I have the general birth fears, but that’s probably normal. Other than that, I’m trying to just enjoy these last few months with the first born.
Best Moment: At my appointment last week, the doctor said he was head down based on where she was picking up his heartbeat. I don’t know why, but this is the one constant fear for me. Sure, he could flip again. But I’m going to assume everything is perfect. Stress free is the way to be. She also told me I’m measuring ahead, so I was like “I get it, lady; I need to lay off the sweets”. Kidding. Well, except about the measuring ahead. I’m not surprised, though, because I did last time as well. I grow big bellies and big babies. I can’t help it.
Well, I better go. We’re heading out to see Maddux’s cousins and they freak out when they get together. Three wild boys under five in public? Terrible yet awesome idea. Have a great one, you guys!