30 Weeks for the Most Undocumented Baby Ever

August 24, 2018

30 Week Pregnancy Update

Size: Baby B is the size of a zucchini. 

Due Date: November 2 (measured for Nov 6 at the ultrasound, but they aren't changing it). 

Heartbeat: It ranges from 122 - 166 depending on the day. 

Symptoms: Indigestion, I also started having cramps in my calves in the early morning. I can't breathe worth a crap, or at least get a deep breath. With the heart burn though, I wake up with a nasty taste in my mouth from it sitting in my throat all night. Oh and the area around my rib cage hurts like heck. 

Currently Missing: Eating sweets without them making me sick. Ate a small brownie that a kid brought for their birthday yesterday, worst life decision ever.

Cravings and Favorite Foods: Fruit, salads, cold stuff. The Poppy Seed Chicken I made this week was amazing.

Sleep: Depends on the day, what I ate, and how bad my heart burn is. The past few nights I think the baby has worn itself out and hasn't been throwing a disco every single time I wake up. So yay for more sleep!

Food Aversions: 
Things aren't appealing, but I don't know what those things are until they are around. I would really love to start Paleo before I go into labor, but that doesn't appeal. I guess eggs aren't appealing. Oh well, it'll be another Whole 30 the first few months of breastfeeding anyway.

Exercise: With house selling stuff going on my afternoons tend to get hijacked. So I haven't done as much as I'd like since we went back to work. My plan though is to do a Barre workout on Youtube Monday & Tuesday and then follow the weightlifting the rest of the week from Faster Way to Fat Loss. I've cut the running/anything high impact out. Eating gets me out of breath, so that whole jumping around or running is a no-go.

Reading/Baby Related Classes and Prep:
Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth
Mom's On Call 0-6 Month

Weight: I haven't checked lately, but I've been on track with what to gain at each week this pregnancy.

Movement: It never ends. It's like someone is trying to break out of there.

Maternity Clothing: Yes. I'm loving my non maternity swing dresses from Old Navy that I talked about here. The only issue has been maternity workout clothing. It's too hot for leggings and I'm too far along to bother trying to find shorts again.

Gender Guess: At the moment I'm leaning more boy. Carrying same, same pregnancy symptoms, Chinese gender calendar agrees with me. But with all that said it will be a girl lol.

Side by Side: I think I am about the same size in both photos. The major difference being that I'm not as swollen. I had high blood pressure and bad edema with Harrison and you can see it in my face here.