Friday, March 9, 2012

30 weeks

How Far Along: 30 weeks

How Big is Baby: Over 16 inches long! I'm measuring right on track so baby girl is growing as expected. The doctor is watching my growth very closely this time around since Julianna was born 3 weeks early due being growth restricted.

Weight Gain: about 15 pounds.

Sleep: Good, I'm asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

Health: Blood pressure is great but I did discover the source of my upper abdominal pain. When I was pregnant with Julianna, I had the exact same pain in the exact same place. Two doctors during my last pregnancy could never explain what it was but I did have a small crack in my ribs. Well, my doctor has determined what it is after all. It's a hernia. She said it's due to the way my uterus expands during pregnancy. Like last time, she said it should go away right after delivery. The pain is just awful though. If I sit too long, like while driving in the car, it hurts really bad. I either need to be standing (which hurts my back if I stand too long) or lying on my side (which I can't do during the day- teaching while lying down doesn't exactly work). So Tylenol is my friend and I relax as much as possible when I get home. I try not to carry Julianna around more than necessary. I'm glad to know what it is now and that my little Olivia is not in danger.

Clothes: If it's non-maternity and not a dress, it doesn't fit right now. My belly took off in growth in he past couple of weeks. My dresses are getting short too so leggings are a necessity.

Best Moment this Week: Hearing Julianna tell my belly, "luv you, Livi." Julianna hasn't been sold on this idea of a "little sister" so far. To hear her sweet little voice say that was just priceless.

Food Cravings: I require sweets at the end of each meal.

Movement: Tons of movement!

Gender: She's a girl.

Name: Olivia Grace

Labor Signs: Just tons of Braxton-Hicks contractions. Much more frequent this week.

What I Miss: A glass of wine!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Julianna's 2nd birthday party next weekend. Edit: Painting a masterpiece with my mother-in-law and two of my sister-in-laws tonight!

Milestone: Reaching my 30th week- about 10 weeks to go!

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