Tuesday, March 16, 2010

30w update

We’re rounding third! =)

How far along: 30w.  It is a little unreal.  I remember trying so hard to make it to this milestone with Seth, and then I did, and then things seemed to move rapid-fire from there.  So….to be 30w with Baby Girl makes me feel like history may repeat itself; that all of a sudden, I’m going to blink, and she’ll be here.  (Which wouldn’t be a bad thing….I just don’t feel ready.) 

Total weight gain
: Due to the nastiest 24-hour bug I’ve ever had, I was down about a pound and a half at my last appointment.  And yes, I took perverse pleasure in having the nurse move the weight to the left of the mark I set it on to start with.  It will be short lived joy, I’m sure.  But whatever.  It felt good nonetheless.

Maternity clothes?  Yep.  Almost entirely.  Although I do have on regular yoga pants and a regular sweater today.  Only maternity thing is my tee shirt.  (And really, I think this is the last week I’m going to bother with this question, because, let’s face it, I’m only getting bigger from here on out.  Let’s put it this way: I’ll let you know when I’m completely OUT of maternity clothes.) 

Sleep:
Not really impressed with my Ambien script just yet.  I’m only taking half doses, per Dr. M’s instructions, and it seems to take FOREVER to kick in. 

Best moment this week:
Taking my mother to my 30w ultrasound.  This is something I’ve gotten to share with all the grandmothers now, and it really meant a lot for me to have her there to see Baby Girl in utero. 

Movement
:  Like crazy. =)  She is a little wiggleworm to be sure.  She was head down at my appointment Thursday, but I swear, she already has flipped over again, and is tap dancing on my cervix.

Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note: Nothing notable.  Because I’m anemic and now taking an iron pill, I’m having some serious conversations with my digestive system, but nothing too bad.  Yet. 

What I miss : Eating without heartburn repercussions.  I’m so over TUMS.

What I am looking forward to:
scheduling my c-section at my 32w appt. on 4/1.

Stats: B/P: 127/78; heart rate: 128; est. weight: 3 lbs, 2 oz. (49%); next appt: 3/18

7 comments:

Sara said...

I remember the "if I never see another TUMS again" feeling oh so well. I'm so happy that (all things considered) things are going well! No hospital stays or anything! Yippy!

Marlo said...

Have you asked about trying a different iron pill? I have to be on iron even not pregnant so I've tried a few. The best for me are the ones that are 3 week on, one week off- let me know if you want the name of the one I take. So glad you've made it to 30 weeks and you're doing so well!

Kelly said...

Happy 30 Weeks Monica and BG!!

Kendra said...

Wow wow wow wow...30 weeks!! Oh thanks be to God!! He is so gracious to us!!

For me MyLanta became my best friend. I remember over Christmas we went to stay at my in laws and she had asked it if I needed anything from the store and I said MyLanta and she brought home Maalox instead, and I wanted to cry!! Maalox was not on the "approved" list from my ob. I didn't have the heart to tell her and send her back to the store, so I just tried to sleep sitting up...which didn't really work =)

Kendra said...

Wow wow wow wow...30 weeks!! Oh thanks be to God!! He is so gracious to us!!

For me MyLanta became my best friend. I remember over Christmas we went to stay at my in laws and she had asked it if I needed anything from the store and I said MyLanta and she brought home Maalox instead, and I wanted to cry!! Maalox was not on the "approved" list from my ob. I didn't have the heart to tell her and send her back to the store, so I just tried to sleep sitting up...which didn't really work =)

mandie lane said...

Yay for hitting the 30s!
Yay for being SOCLOSE to meeting BG!
Yay for your next appointment on my birthday!

Boo for Tums, of course.

Valerie said...

Hooray for 30 weeks! You look great, and I'm glad you had such an awesome shower for you and BG.

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