The Weekly Run-Down: 30

How Far Along: 30 weeks pregnant - the final quarter!!!

Size of baby: We're back to awkward fruits and veggies - ouch, that cucumber looks mighty pointy.

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

From this point on your baby will gain about a half pound each week. All that baby weight is for more than filling out her chubby cheeks. Now that all of her major body systems are in place and functioning, she needs padding to protect and insulate her organs. Her built-up fat tissue will also help her regulate her body temperature after birth and provide the energy she needs. Because your baby is adding fat and growing bigger, you might find her movements become less frequent -- it's getting harder for her to maneuver. But if you're not feeling any jabs or the occasional kick, tell your health care provider.

Total Weight Gain: I'm up a total of 10kg so far. 10kg=22lbs.

Sleep: We are definitely getting into the awkward phase of sleeping while pregnant. Both sides are uncomfortable now, baby thumps away whenever I lie down, and the rib burning pain is killer when I lie down.

Symptoms: Everything is feeling more tender this week; funnily enough, everything except my boobs - they feel fine! Crampy belly, lots of uterus tightening when I stand up or after I use the bathroom. Plenty of peeing {or lack thereof} and the usual backaches. Still, I'm doing pretty well all up.

Cravings: All I want to eat is a turkish doner kebab. Seriously - where did this obsession come from? I'm talking about one like this - beef, lettuce, onion & bbq sauce, all toasted and crunchy. Oh man. 

Gender: Girl, Girl, Girl!

Movement: I've had a great week with movement - something strong and steady every single day. It's been really lovely, nice strong pushes and rolls & even some hiccups, which I felt down super low in my butt.

Maternity Clothes: I haven't gone out much this week, so I wore a LOT of pyjamas. :)

Milestones: Continuing to have a lovely, boring pregnancy. Hitting the 30-week mark & also starting our hospital classes - it's been quite a busy, happy week around these parts. 
What I'm looking forward to: Our next hospital class is on Wednesday night - and my mum is hosting a small baby shower for us this coming Sunday, which I am SO excited about. Nervous, but excited.

The belly: It's growing slowly - along with the stretch marks, which are coming out in full force now. It's all worth it, and I'll take every single one of them - ten more weeks of growing to go!
You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Court said...

Your belly has filled out so much. You look radiant!!

mom7 said...

You look great. Not sure how I found your blog... but I am from Illinois, USA and sending good wishes for you !

Claudia said...

OMG you are so big now! I can't belive you are in the 30th week already.
Best of luck sweetie.

Liv said...


You are in the final stretch! I didn't think my last trimester would ever end, but Iooking at my 9 day old little girl makes the memories of the uncomfortable stuff fade away.

You look fantastic!

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