WOAH. I know. Huge.
Look at the difference only 5 weeks makes:
I know what you're thinking: DANG, GIRL!!!
I know. Trust me. I know.
Reading "30 Weeks" kinda sorta sends me into a mini panic. Because technically that means I have only 9 weeks at the most - in fact, at my appointment this morning the doc said my c-section would likely be scheduled for Monday, April 9th, unless the baby is just huge. I'll be 39 weeks and 1 day. That's 9 weeks from today. Crazy.
This 3rd pregnancy has, for me, been different than both previous ones. I've had specific, ever-changing cravings. I've measured on time, then ahead, then on time, then ahead. I'm carrying differently; with Mary Ella I carried all over. With Sam I carried mostly just out front. With this one it's like a weird in-between. I've slept better (overall) with this baby than with both my previous kids. This is also by far my wildest child in the womb, moving and jerking and kicking all.the.time.
A few more tidbits, for memory's sake...
I am 30 weeks this week, and I'm measuring right at 30 weeks.
Baby's heart rate was 130 today.
I started having Braxton Hicks contractions at 28 weeks. My BH contractions have been consistent between all my pregnancies; I don't feel them down low, but rather right up under the right rib cage. I know you're probably thinking, "Well that's just your baby stretching and pushing his/her feet into your side," and I'd think that too normally, except for the past 2 pregnancies when I've felt those same 'pains' and been hooked up to a monitor it has shown contractions. In fact, when I went in for my c-section with Sam, my nurse was like, "WOAH! You're having some strong contractions, girl! Are you not feeling that?" and I was like, "Yes, been feeling that for weeks." Same pain, right up under my ribs. Strange huh? So anyway, glad I can recognize it now and it's not painful at this point so I'm ok with it.
Cravings, as of the past couple weeks, have included apples with peanut butter, citrus fruit, cereal at night (any kind), the chicken breakfast wrap from Chick-fil-a (minus peppers and onions), and I may or may not crave a nonfat caramel mocha from McDonalds on every Tuesday when I pick the kids up from MDO. (And that craving may or may not be the reason I've had the energy to do so many Pinterest Projects over the last couple weeks. Ha!) Food aversions have been hamburgers and cheeseburgers for some reason, which I didn't eat a lot of anyway (I'm more of a Chick-Fil-A gal), but just seeing them on TV has sometimes made me feel yucky.
I do NOT, I repeat, do NOT have gestational diabetes. That's right, folks, just another oddity of the third pregnancy - I passed my glucose test! Crazy, huh? When the lady called to tell me, I had to make sure she had my name and birthday right because I totally did not believe her. But it's true! So bring on the donuts. :) And here's hoping to a baby that is not over 10 pounds!
I still tire out very easily, especially after doing lots of cleaning or bending over to pick up toys. Or carrying my baby boy (who is 27 pounds and has to be carried in and out of every place we go... you people with walking one-year-olds, please don't take for granted the fact that they can hold your hand and walk in and out of a store, church, or just to the car and back, or up and down the stairs. Wow. Never thought about that being a blessing, but it sure would be at this point! We're making progress, just not there yet. And mama's back is feeling it.)
I've gained a lot more weight this go round. We'll just leave it at that.
My stomach feels incredibly tight some days and it makes it hard to breathe, eat even half a meal, etc. Makes me want to just lie down. Then on other days I feel great and have tons of energy and can go all day without a single complaint.
Reflux... I definitely have it this pregnancy, though it is not nearly as severe as with Sam's pregnancy and I don't think it was even an issue with Mary Ella. Again, kind of an in between thing this time. What's crazy is that water and water products (Propel, for instance) make it horribly worse. Apparently that is very common and it's worse when the drink is ice cold. (And who likes to drink luke warm water? Not me. But I have to now to get my water in without burning up my esophagus.) So far the Tums have worked wonders and I haven't had to take anything stronger. With Sam I lived on Zantac 150 and Tums.
Ok, now for pictures. I had a 4D ultrasound this morning and what a sweet thing it is to see your baby in real time, on the screen, moving and smacking and smiling on camera! It really does make it seem more real.
Here is Baby Morgan #3. I'm kind of in love with these chubby cheeks and lips already! Can't wait to hold my little munchkin.
I have a video too; maybe I can figure out how to post some of it on here.
Hope everyone has a good week.
Hope everyone has a good week.