Wow. 30 weeks. Seems like a big milestone to me.
Here are some random updates on this pregnancy as of the Big 3-0:
Weight Gain: Up about 40 pounds, I'd estimate. Not that I care about my weight really, but my doctor will give me a hard time, I'm sure.
Appetite: Ravenous. All. The. Time.
Cravings: Salt & Vinegar chips, fresh fruit, any delicious thing I see on TV.
Sleeping: A joke. Between the hip pain and the need to pee, I'm up at least 8-10 times a night. And I'm acutely aware that it only gets worse from here on out. Luckily, one of the many perks of being off work now is that I can take a nap any old time I want, and I definitely take advantage of that.
Breast Changes: I don't even recognize them anymore. They're huge and my areolas resemble dark brown pancakes. Quite a far cry from where they started before pregnancy.
Belly Size: Pretty darn big. What do you think?
Digestion: Not bad at all. I do have some reflux/heartburn on occasion but other than that, I feel good. No constipation either.
Braxton Hicks: I still get them all the time. Some days I only get 1 or 2, other days, it's more like 15 or 20. I hate them. They're uncomfortable and they make me worry.
Baby Movement: Maya isn't a big schedule follower. But I have felt her more and more each week as this pregnancy has progressed. I typically feel her move around every hour if I'm paying attention, or every 2-3 hours if I'm not. She is generally fairly quiet during the morning, moves a bit in the afternoon and goes crazy after dinner. If I'm awake in the middle of the night, I feel her gymnastics then too. Also, her movements have changed from kicks and taps to those of the squirmier variety lately. And, as usual, some days are super active and other days are more quiet.
Baby Position: I'm pretty sure she's head-down at this point. I tend to feel movement on the sides of my abdomen and just under my ribs. Plus, sometimes she does this lop-sided thing where my belly sticks out on one side and I swear it's her sweet little bum. But at this point, it's all just a guess.
Baby Purchases: None to date. However, I do plan on buying Maya's crib, changing table, and stroller next weekend (or just shortly thereafter). Plus, I have registered, which was a huge step for me!
Best Gift I've Received So Far: An adorable zebra-striped little newborn bikini. So freakin' cute. (All though D says she's not allowed to wear it out of the house because she doesn't want any of the boy babies making eyes at her.)
Nursery Preparations: All clean and ready for furniture!
Books I'm Reading: What to Expect the First Year, First-Time Parents, The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Year.
Current Mental State: Really excited, happy, grateful for every day, feeling ready to meet my daughter. At this point, I'm still not the least bit scared of going through labour. I think I've just resigned myself to the fact that it's happening and in the end, I will get to hold Maya in my arms so really, I think I am more excited than nervous. At least at this point. My anxiety is markedly less since I've been off work, which is great. I still do have my moments occasionally (i.e. last night when I found a worm in my corn on the cob...gross!!!) but for the most part I am able to keep many of my worries at bay. Sort of.
How I Plan To Spend the Next 10 Weeks: Relaxing, spending quality time with D, enjoying the quiet times and reading every baby book I can get my hands on. We are SO excited!