Thursday, July 1, 2010

30 Week Survey

How Far Along: 30 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 20 pounds!!

How Big is Baby: The total length of our baby is about 17 inches and our little one weighs about 3 pounds now.

Maternity Clothes? Yep. There are a few old shirts that still work for me but I'm pretty much living in maternity clothes, complete with elastic waste-bands. Honestly, with how hot and humid this weather has been I would be happy with not wearing anything at all. Good grief it's hot!!

Sleep: I have my good days and bad days. It's pretty much a common occurrence now that I wake up multiple times during the day when I sleep, roughly every couple of hours.

Best Moment this Week: Continued reassurance that our baby is growing big and strong. Also God has been SO faithful dragging me out of a pit I have been wallowing in for a while. His mercies are new every morning and that gives me great joy!!

Movement: The little one is still moving like crazy although instead of tons of punches and kicks it feels a lot more like rolling around since our baby is beginning to run out of room. I can now feel knees, feet, elbows etc poking my stomach. The movement of baby Groves never gets old!!

Food Cravings: Not really.

Gender: Still a surprise!

Labor Signs: I have multiple braxton hicks contractions throughout the day but thankfully nothing more than that. My mom had me at 30 weeks but hopefully our little peanut stays put for longer!

Belly Button In or Out? I've got an outie!

Stretchmarks? Not yet. I'm still waiting on those guys to show up although if they don't make an appearance I wouldn't be disappointed.

How are you feeling: I'm actually feeling pretty good. I haven't felt overly tired, which I hear is a big thing in the 3rd trimester. My legs get tired when Jon and I take the dog on walks but other than that things are great!

What I am looking forward to: Holding our little one. I can't believe we only have 10 weeks left.

What I miss: Oddly enough...tuna. There are a couple cans of tuna that have been sitting in the pantry at my workplace and every time I see them I miss eating tuna. Oh I also miss eating sunny side up eggs with a nice runny yoke. Ah well.

Weekly Wisdom: This being my first pregnancy I don't feel like I have any wisdom to impart except for what I have been learning lately. Surrendering is not easy. Nothing makes you realize how little control you have until you are pregnant (and I'm sure even more so once the baby is born). Things are incredibly uncertain in our lives right now but God has been so faithful in walking me through this season of worry and doubt. He has gently rebuked me and surrounded me with encouragement as I have desperately sought to refocus my heart on Christ. I'm in a much better place now than I was last week and I'm grateful. So my weekly wisdom...this pregnancy is not my own and neither is my life. May God be glorified.

Milestones: 3rd trimester baby!!

Weeks 29-32 (Month 7): Squash
"Big news for baby's brain this week: It's starting to wrinkle and fold and looks like something that grew in the back of your fridge. This is due to the rapid growth of your little genius's brain cells. Other highlights this week:

Fingernails and toenails are finally finished—causing his or her parents great fear and anguish the first time they try to cut those little daggers (it gets easier, we promise)! Plus, the bone marrow is completely in charge of red-blood-cell production now. Trust us, this is a good thing.

Baby is starting to shed his lanugo—the downy hair that was covering his skin. Now that he's chubbier and better able to regulate his body temp, he doesn't need to sport a fur coat 24/7.

"I spy an umbilical cord and the inside of my mom's uterus!" When your baby is awake, his eyes are now wide open and he's whittling away the hours looking around, checking out his rather dark, limited environment."


Andrew Groves

Praying for you!


My OBGYN said that tuna and over easy eggs are ok to eat in pregnancy. Make sure they are cooked though. Love ya!


All this sounds rather familiar. I'm just about 30 weeks now. I guess we'll have to set up a hospital visit and think about a birth plan and all that sometime soon. Of course, first we have to get to GA where we are actually having the baby. Next month I'll finally meet my delivering midwife! That'll be nice.

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