Tuesday, March 8, 2011

30 Weeks

Wow! We have reached the 30 week mark! This is flying by! We went to the doctor yesterday for our last "monthy" check-up. Now we are down the the every 2 weeks appointments! Crazy! Robert wasn't able to get away from work, so my mom went with me. We had some extra time before the appointment so we ran to Michael's and got some frames for the 3D pictures for Lexi's nursery. The appointment went great. Short and sweet. I'm measuring 32 cm and Lexi's heartbeat was in the upper 150's-160! She was really movin'! Everything else was great and now we are just on the countdown! After the appointment Mom and I went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner which was awesome! After that we ran to Target where I needed to get a few little things for Lexi. Mom ended up buying her her first swimming suit and it is ADORABLE! She got a one piece since Lexi's daddy isn't much for the two-piece. Think he is going to be somewhat protective? I think so. It was a fun day and I had a really fun time with Mom.

So for the 30 week update...here's where we are at:

How Far Along: 30Weeks

Size of baby: Lexi weighs as much as a large cabbage.She is tipping the scales this week at 3 pounds. (Length: about 15 3/4 inches, head to heel.)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 19 pounds. I took a jump this month. 9 pounds in one month?? Yikes! My doctor said that it was fine since I had only gained 10 pounds up to that point...but dang! I can't do that again!
Maternity Clothes: Pants and tights for sure...Shirts are a mixture of regular and maternity...mostly regular. I do have to wear Robert's shirts to sleep in. If I wear mine, they are around my neck when I wake up in the morning. :)
Gender: Girl, Lexi Belle
Movement: Constant! While my doctor was listening to the heartbeat yesterday, Lexi kicked really hard and my belly popped up! My doctor just smiled at me! My 20 year-old brother, Ethan, is home for Spring Break so he got to feel her kick the other night.
Sleep: It's about the same as it has been. I have better nights than others, but I wake up quite a bit at night. I roll from my left side to my right, then on my back. I'll be so glad to sleep all night...but that won't happen for a LONG time!
What I miss: Nothing really, maybe breathing.
Cravings: Nothing in particular. I just eat :)
Symptoms: Sore back, shortness of breath, swelling (although it is better now). My Dr. said that it will be worse at the end of the week...which was the case last week.
Best Moment this week: Hearing her heartbeat once again and knowing she's doing great! Nursery progress is coming a long so that's exciting too! I ordered the changing table yesterday so hopefully it will be in next week!

30 Week Belly Pic:


  1. You look great! Don't worry about the 9lbs, I think I've done that 2 months in a row now, eek! :-)

  2. you look great hun!! and the 9 pounds is nothin ;) i'm up 29 as of yesterday! haha!
    isn't watching your baby from the outside just awesome? i find myself sitting at work just staring at my belly.
    glad you and your mom had such a great time together!! :)

  3. You just about caught up to me in the weight gain department. :) I've lost a few in the past 2 weeks due to my aversions to anything tasty with lots of calories. Ha! So I'm right at 20 or 21 lbs gained.

    Your belly is cute and I love your updates. Can't believe only 10 weeks left!!! EEK!

  4. You look great! And I wear my hubby's shirts to sleep in too - they are just so much more comfy!