Monday, February 21, 2011

30 weeks. Don't panic.




How Far along: 30 weeks, 4 days

Baby size: Somewhere in the neighborhood of about 3 pounds. I believe it, with the way she throws herself around in there.

Total weight gain: +14 pounds. I seem to gain about a half pound a week.

Maternity clothes: Yep.  

Sleep: I really can't get enough, but I am still not sleeping well. I've had to resort to taking a benadryl most nights just so my itchy belly doesn't keep me up.

Best Moment this week: Watching "Where the Wild Things Are" with J and C. Mostly it was just very nice because J was all snuggly with me for most of it, even if he did talk through the entire movie. What a fucked up movie, though. I mean, really. WTF. However, it was still better than when J told me that my butt is very big. Granted, he was comparing it to his because I *don't* fall in the toilet... but still.

Movement: Yep :-) All.The.Time.

Gender: GIRL!

Labor signs: Fun trip to the MWs to monitor contrax that were every 10-15 minutes on Wednesday. They're still about 2-3 an hour, but I'm taking cramp bark tincture (gag) now, so that helps tremendously. I'm taking the Herb Pharm one, if you're interested, since that was the one that I could get that was just pure cramp bark.

Belly button: Confused. I think it's happy with it's current nose-like innie-outie state.

Cravings: Oranges and chocolate. Not at the same time. Ooh, and strawberry jello with whipped cream. Yum.

What I miss: Same stuff as last week, adding "sleeping on my stomach" to the list. Bending over, being able to use my abs/sit up from reclining easily. Feeling like a normal person. Being able to reach things in cabinets/the sink without my belly getting in the way. Deep, all through the whole night sleep.

Stretch Marks: Yep, complete with the rash. Dammit they itch.

What is different this time around: Pretty much everything.

What I am looking forward to this week: I have an appointment on Friday, to followup on my contractions from last week. My FFN (fetal fibronectin) test was negative though, so that's good.

2 comments:

seekingsibling said...

I just can't believe you have PUPPS again. SO AWFUL! Did the Dandelion Root do anything for you?

Tena said...

I haven't gotten a chance to pick it up yet, I plan to get some next time I'm at a health food store. It seems to go in bursts, which is weird. Some days are way less itchy than others, especially if I take benadryl at bedtime the night before.