30 Weeks Pregnant

30 Weeks Pregnant 3

How far along: 30 Weeks. Whoa! I don’t know what it is about saying “I’m 30 weeks pregnant, only 10 more weeks (or less).” that got me so bent out of shape this week. It somehow got me thinking about everything that still needs to be done and worry about things that I have no control over.

How big is baby: About 3+ lbs. and 17+ inches long. (I’ll find out her real measurements this week!)

Total weight gain: 26+ lbs. total, I don’t really know the actual number this week, my doctor’s appointment is on Wednesday.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, I thought I was starting to grow out of my maternity jeans, but I think that was just a day of excessive swelling.

Sleep: I struggled with insomnia at the beginning of the week. I barely slept for those 3 days in a row. My mind was racing of all the things that still needed to be done, bought and put together before Josie comes.

Best moment of the week:  Mom’s coming in town tonight! A few items from Etsy were delivered and added to her nursery. And Bobby and I drove all the way to Buy Buy Baby and bought her car seat and other things.

Food Cravings:  Nothing particular.

Food Aversions: Nothing.

Symptoms:  Aching back! Insomnia, itchy skin (not nearly as bad as it was), acne, swelling and sore (very sore) legs and feet (especially my right heel). Oh yeah, the pregnancy brain. I cannot remember anything! I thought the only way I could eliminate some of the anxiety I was feeling (or what I think might have been keeping me up at night) was to work on eliminating the stressors. Therefore, I started my hospital bag, bought my hospital gowns online, went to Macy’s and got a robe, nursing nightgowns, bigger underwear, an outfit for the baby shower and ordered my slippers off Amazon. I picked up a few necessities from Target (pads, tucks, hard candies, gum) and we finally got her car seat and extra base from Buy Buy Baby.

Mood: Blessed, thankful, excited, anxious and scared to fly pregnant.

Movement: She is so active! I felt hiccups for the first time this week. That was so cute!

What I’m looking forward to:  Seeing Josie on Wednesday on an ultrasound, going to Michigan on Thursday, the baby shower on Saturday and seeing all my friends and family. I really wish my two best friends could be there, or at least one or the other but neither of them are coming, sadly. I know it’s life and sometimes it’s just not possible, but I just wish they could come.

What I miss: The warm weather is here…I just don’t know if it’s here to stay.

Side note: I’m feeling a little sad about coming to Michigan when things are as screwed up as they are with my dad, my grandparents and my mother-in-law. Mostly, just feeling sad that they all have ZERO interest in little Josie. So with much thought about that this week, Joel Osteen leaves me with this quote and I think it very much fit the situation. Have a great week everyone!

“It’s easy to go through life looking in the rear-view mirror. Focused on what didn’t work out, on who hurt us, on the mistakes we’ve made. As long as you’re living in regrets, focused on the negative things of the past, it’s going to keep you from the bright future God has in store. You’ve got to let go of what didn’t work out, let go of hurts and pains, let go of your disappointments, your failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now. Whether it happened 20 years ago, or 20 minutes ago, let it go and move forward. If you keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday, into today, it will poison your future. You may have had an unfair past, I’m not debating that, but what I am saying, is that you do not have to have an unfair future. You may have got off to a rough start at life, but it’s not about how you start off that matters, it’s how you finish.”-Joel Osteen

10 thoughts on “30 Weeks Pregnant

  1. You look so great, and I can’t get over how much I love the nursery… going through similar drama with my husband’s side of the family… so discouraging. I hope it does not put too much of a damper on your time in Michigan!!!

    1. Aww thanks Logan! I’m sorry you are going through drama too. I just can’t seem to understand why people are the way they are sometimes. An innocent little baby should not suffer because of it and that just drives me nuts. Thanks for your kind words. xoxo 🙂

  2. I have weeks like yours when I just can’t rest with the thought of all that still has to get done! Thankfully those weeks come in spurts for me 🙂 lol. Usually the exhaustion kicks in and makes me rest anyway! I think flying should be fine. I did it in January. Just make sure you walk around every 1.5 hours and drink a ton of water. My midwife also just told me to expect swelling. Guess it comes with the territory 🙂 hugs!

    1. I bet! But I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I’d be even MORE restless. You are so patient and so strong. I hope that your little one stays bundled warm in your belly for weeks to come. I’m praying for you and thinking about you every day. xoxo 🙂

      1. Thank you so much! This has been a wild journey. Tomorrow is our next growth ultrasound (they haven’t measured her since our initial diagnosis), and I’m super-excited to see her…perhaps a bit nervous too 🙂

      2. Awww good luck! I can’t wait to hear details. I know they are going to be great and positive. Fingers crossed. Your little bundle is just as strong as mommy. We see Josie is just a few hours, I am so excited! The flight is tomorrow, I’m a little freaked out, haha. But I’ll be okay. 🙂

      3. I know today was a crazy day for you, but I’ve been secretly hoping you would update. Hope ultrasound and flight went okay 🙂 enjoy your shower this weekend!

      4. Hey girl, yes it was a crazy day. The US was great. I will post an update about that soon but she is 4 lbs. and growing strong, head down. She has my husbands nose, that’s for sure. She is just beautiful and perfect and cannot possibly wait to see her face in person. As for the flight…oh boy. It was a long day. We were told it was raining and turbulence landing in Detroit but then there were little to no turbulence and a LOT of snow/thunderstorms/blizzard mess going on. So odd and so not happy about it. haha oh well. It’s Michigan, what can I expect? Thanks for thinking about me. I hope you’re well. xoxo

      5. Oh I can’t wait for your update and for pics! Do the doctors think she might come early? (I know you have been feeling that way)

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