How far along: 30 weeks and 6 days
Baby’s size: Gavin is measuring in at around 17 inches, 3.1 pounds and boy can I feel it. He will now be gaining about 1/2 pound a week until I am full term (37 weeks) which means he is going to get extra squished and I’m going to have a harder time fitting through doors and walkways. He is regulating his own body temperature and his brain continues to develop and form the gyri (those little grooves and wrinkles). So needless to say he is one busy boy this week.
Sleep: I jinxed myself last week by saying how nice sleep had been. It’s not so nice to me again this week but honestly at this point I’m completely used to it and it’s just the new normal. Besides, like I have said a million times, this is more sleep than I’ll get when he gets here so it’s good practice. I’m not only still battling the hip and back pain but now I have some insomnia in the middle of the night. I remember getting this about this time with both Logan and Mason and it’s just my body preparing itself for the many sleepless nights ahead. He is definitely on his own little schedule in-utero so it is interesting to see when he might be awake and night and when not. So far it is pretty consistent with every 2-3 hours and it looks like he will be waking up around 6 or 7 in the morning for his morning exercises and play time. He has been pretty routine this whole pregnancy with his movements so I am curious to see if his sleep and wake patterns continue once he is born.
Best moment this week: I had my doctors appointment on Tuesday and everything is looking good. HR continues at about 145-150 and I’m still measuring on time.
Worst moment of the week: The pelvic pain is getting pretty excruciating. It’s very hard to stand for long periods. Walking isn’t the greatest thing in the world but it does alleviate the pain until I go to sit down and then my body makes it well known it wasn’t a fan of all that exercise. It’s getting difficult to balance exercise and sitting too much. Ahhh the joys of the third trimester!
Movement: Same-o Same-o here. Like I said he has his definite movement times where he likes to exercise and play. He has had the hiccups a little more often than usual which is just funny to feel. The boys have been getting out the flashlight every night to play with him. They swing it in circles and just cheer and laugh when he kicks and moves back. They think it’s pretty cool and it’s really awesome to see them being able to connect with their little brother even when he isn’t quite here. There is something so great about having 9 months to bond with my babies but it’s even more great when others get to have some of that bond time too. I really think Gavin is going to be very attached to Mason, however. Every time he hears his little voice or laugh he moves in response. It truly is the sweetest thing.
Cravings: I’ve still indulged on too many sweet things this week. Not as bad as last but it’s still not something recommended for optimal nutrition. It was teacher appreciation week so between the cookies, muffins and gummy bears I was sending to school……lets just say some of those poor, helpless, decadent treats didn’t make it to school.
Missing Anything: Besides the usual stuff I’m not missing anything particular.
Queasy or sick: Nothing new to report here. Still get out of breath pretty easily since my lungs are now being squished but I try to just take a few breaks and not go crazy. Walking up the stairs is interesting with my cracking pelvis and shortness of breath. I feel like one of the many patients I used to treat. Oh if only they could see me now!! 🙂
Looking forward to: Tomorrow we are going to spend the day with the kiddos and enjoying the much needed spring weather. Plus, we get to sleep in which has been requested by everyone in the household including my 7 and 5 year old. Oh somedays I’m just so proud of them!!! haha
Baby item of the week: I got the curtains sewed and hung and were so excited at how they turned out. Everything I sew is usually imperfect which makes it more personal but some things have to be pretty darn perfect. The curtains were definitely one of those pieces and surprisingly I think I pulled it off. I was very pleased and even with all the decor still spread out on the floor it makes the room look 100 times better than it did. I adore the fabric print and thought the seahorses brought a modern yet chic look to all the stripes and solid colors I have throughout the rest of the room. I also completed the crib skirt (which I may have mentioned before….sorry if I’m repeating myself). I did it in a blue and white striped pattern that was bold enough to go with the grey crib and stand out underneath. I will do a post in the next couple of days about these two pieces that includes where I got the fabrics, what type and the tutorial I used.
See ya next time!!!