30 week bumpdate

How Far Along: 30 weeks and 4 days

Meds: All taken daily – prenatal vitamin, Omega 3 + DHA, Ranitidine (2x/day), Magnesium (250mg at bedtime as per my chiro’s recommendation), Gaviscon for heartburn as required (which is OFTEN!).

Baby is the size of: a cantaloupe or a winter squash

Best Moments This Week:

  • Feeling baby kick even harder and having my 3 year old niece feel him kick
  • Planning my Blessingway with my doula
  • Attending my husband’s cousin’s wedding – yes this baby bump even got up on the dance floor!
  • Attending my friend’s gender reveal party (add another one to Team Blue!)
  • Realizing we are in the single digits for weekly countdown – HOLY SHIT! There’s only 9 weeks and 3 days til my due date.

Total Weight Gain: an increase of 2.4 lbs over the past two weeks for a total of 12.6 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: All the time now. Still loving anything cotton and stretchy. I honestly have not worn jeans since May.

Symptoms:

  • Low iron = fatigue and some lightheadedness.
  • Peeing constantly
  • Sore back/shoulders – especially sore ribs. I’ve been doing lots of stretching to release this tension. By the end of the day, I just feel like my belly is so big and it’s pushing upwards on everything.
  • Sore belly – always growing!
  • Less heartburn!
  • Noticed some swelling in my ankles the day after the wedding.

Sleep: I slept great in a hotel this weekend, but I’m not sleeping as well at home. I get up to pee approximately every 2 hours. The dreams are still cr-cr-crazy! I tend to have the most bizarre dreams in the last sleep round before my alarm goes off. I anticipate my body doesn’t reach the deep sleep during that time because it knows it’s almost time to get up.

Food Cravings: French toast, salad, turkey stuffing – which I got at the wedding! WHOHOO!

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of porta-potties: one of the joys of being pregnant at a country wedding (Yes I puked in my mouth a few times). Puking acid in the morning after forgetting to take my Ranitidine at bedtime last night.

Movement: He must be shy because he’s usually quite calm when I’m around a lot of people (i.e. at the wedding), but when I’m home or in a quiet situation, he’s moving constantly. You can see my belly move sometimes now. He also kicked Bella the chihuahua when she was laying on my lap one morning.

Stretch Marks: On my lower tummy

Baby Bump: Growing and growing… I feel like I’m HUGE now

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Gender: BOY

Labour Signs: Too early.

Belly Button In or Out?: Innie

Wedding Rings on or off?: Off due to the heat.

Happy or Moody?: I’ve been good lately. No major mood swings.

Purchases for baby: More clothes, a storage bin and a mirror for the nursery

Purchases for Momma: Nothing this week

Miss Anything?: Being able to sleep reclined, being able to get out of bed without major effort

Looking forward to:

  • Receiving our custom built rocking chair to finish the nursery.
  • Being off work in 7 weeks
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20 thoughts on “30 week bumpdate

  1. Looking good mama!! I saw where you said you’re looking forward to being off in 7 weeks, are you taking time off before the baby too? Or just think you’ll deliver early? Not too much longer now, can’t wait to see the finished nursery.

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      • That’ll be nice!! I have read that most first time mom’s go late though…so your 2 weeks could turn into 4 🙂 🙂 Gosh, it’s getting so close, can’t believe he’ll be here so soon.

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            • I don’t have top-up at my work so I qualify for the max employment insurance benefit which is $524/week. It’s peanuts compared to my regular salary but better than nothing! I’m not sure that amount has taxes taken off either. I can take a total of 55 weeks in my province which can be split between spouses or taken consecutively. If you take it consecutively, it reduces the overall timeframe (i.e. if Mike took 4 weeks, I’d go back 4 weeks early). I think it’s a common misconception that Canadians all get full salary. Only armed forces, government and some health regions offer almost full pay for maternity leave.

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  2. I’m sorry you has swelling and had to deal with porta-potties, those suck when pregnant. If you start to notice frequent swelling ask your doc for a prescription for compression stocking, they work! You looking nice a big now, in the most beautiful way 😘 I’m excited to see this customer rocking chair…sounds fancy!

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    • It’s gone down today significantly. We are due for some super hot weather this week, so I’ll definitely keep an eye on those ankles. I should do another post on the rocking chair later this week – before we have it – since it’s spurred so much interest. I found we didn’t have as many options in Canada again.

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  3. 30 Weeks! How exciting. Only 10 more to go. Sending you the strength to get through the next ten weeks to meet your little one. I cant wait to see him.

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