Woohoo, 3/4 of the way there (ish!) And I cannot believe we’re already in August!
30 Weeks (8/5/2013)
How far along? 30 weeks
Baby’s Size: Cucumber (awkward… I’ll assume that’s length and that’s she’s a bit more filled out than a cucumber.)
Maternity clothes? Only my favorite thing ever! I was really uncomfortable before bed due to restrictive undies and PJ shorts this weekend and B gave me a pair of his mesh athletic shorts to wear… I pulled those babies up like Urkel and ROCKED them. Heaven. So it’s either maternity or I’m making due!
Best moment this week: Getting all of the baby furniture IN THE HOUSE, so much organization, and also getting a lot of other items purchased.
Miss anything? Beer. I could have used a beer this week. And also being able to do housework without taking a ton of breaks. Vacuuming takes it all out of me!
Movement: She likes to bunch up in one area sometimes- it’s crazy how I can tell where she is. I usually poke at her to get to her go hang out in a more comfortable area! I can feel more around my belly button since it’s so thin- it’s almost like touching her when she’s RIGHT there. Very weird and amazing! She also ninja-kicked B the other night which was hilarious!
Food cravings: I haven’t eaten cereal with milk since January of 2011. Legitimately. And this week- over just 3 days- I ate an entire box of cereal. (A healthy choice of Reese’s Puffs, if you must know.) I am still not a fan of milk – I went and bought almond milk yesterday which is WAY better – but I can’t get enough cereal right now. Someone mentioned it on twitter last week and I just HAD to have it. I love that it’s so easy- I have no energy to cook.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Ugh, maybe the fact that Cigna forces home delivery on medications – including my nausea meds? Such a pain in the behind. God knows when they’ll get it refilled so I might have a VERY rough Wednesday and on this week. (Yes, 30 weeks, still experiencing debilitating “I’m so hungover” nausea. Lucky me.)
Gender: Pretty little girl!
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Same symptoms, different day! Sleeping issues are hard- I’m missing sleep right now, I can handle the rest. You’d think pregnant women would get AMAZING sleep because of how much that is going to change post-pregnancy.
Belly button in or out? Innie, but looking ridiculous. Because my belly is growing/stretching, my belly button piercing scar looks horrible and the skin above my (deep set) belly button makes a little frown. There is no making this belly cute.
Happy or moody most of the time: It’s been a stressful week, especially today- our AC was out for the morning. Luckily it’s been resolved and I am looking forward to finishing the day on a happy note.
Looking forward to: Assembling more furniture and getting stuff set up! I get so excited with each area I clean/organize. And definitely still excited to see her at our 4D ultrasound next week.
Every week I feel like “oh this is my breaking point where it gets uncomfortable and not fun to be pregnant.” Then I sort of get used to it and forget about it and then a few days later it gets worse. Pregnancy is the craziest because it’s such a time of transition – I feel like I’m in a holding pattern, and everything I get used to changes so quickly that there is no more “normal.” This week bending over got really uncomfortable. Picking up something from the floor is torture. I usually just use my monkey toes to pick it up instead. Yes, even in public.
On Friday I had one of those nights where I felt like my belly was completely stretched thin. You know how you feel after a huge meal at say, a wedding, and you’re sucking in? And then you realize you can stop sucking in when no one’s looking, and how great it feels to “let out” your gut? My belly felt like that sucking-in discomfort but I couldn’t get any “letting it out” relief at all. Miserable. I can’t imagine how lovely that will be in two months.
I’ve also noticed myself being very emotional about things. Today I stood in the returns line at Home Depot for twenty minutes while no employees acknowledged us. Then I couldn’t find what I went in for. Holding back tears. Same with when our AC stopped working this morning. Same with my frustration in trying to put this together on Saturday:
Anything that is frustrating me makes me close to tears (or, um, actual tears) way more quickly than I’m used to. It’s still the same frustration I’m used to, but paired with waterworks. How lovely. At least with the above project, you twitter/instagram friends helped immediately and I didn’t have to fall into the abyss of youtube. Thanks, everyone! Now baby will have a place to sleep – she’ll be in our room for a while.
Oh and the rest of the projects we have to work on includes some painting, and I’m hoping you guys can help! We’re painting a (mostly wood- it looks like the top is laminate?) dresser for the baby’s room. Remember it as our old TV stand? I know some of you guys have experience with chalk paint – not chalkboard paint, but chalk paint, which is a type of paint – and I was hoping if any of you had great tutorials, and/or brands of paint/supplies you loved, I’d really appreciate your recommendations!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!