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How far along: 30 weeks – 10 weeks from EDD, 6 weeks(!) from stitch removal, and 2 weeks from even greater viability.
Total weight gain: Within 10 pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight.
Maternity clothes: I got to wear something other than yoga pants this week! The lovely moms from the mom-to-mom breastfeeding group I helped facilitate prior to bed rest threw me a sprinkle this week. I got to wear a maternity dress I bought months ago, blow dried & flat ironed my hair for the first time since January, and put on my going out makeup. It felt so nice to feel normal.
Sleep: I can’t get enough. The baby starts its calisthenics at about 1am every day. I’m usually up, thanks to pregnancy insomnia. I nap a lot during the day.
Miss anything: Social interaction, though the sprinkle helped a lot.
Movement: So much movement! The nightly exercise includes rolls, kicks, and punches. Sometimes I feel like the baby’s going to break through my pelvic floor!
Food cravings: guacamole, chocolate, grilled cheese, and funnel cake.
Anything making you queasy or sick: certain smells. I’m not sure of which ones until I smell them.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I love my big belly.
Gender Baby’s Sex: This has been bothering me for weeks. It’s not gender. It’s sex. We don’t know the baby’s sex. The gender will be determined after its born. Lots of green and yellow.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks continue, but usually go away if I empty my bladder or drink water. Hoping not to see labor signs for another 6+ weeks.
Belly button in or out: Still in. I don’t think it’s going to pop.
Wedding rings on or off: On and they are kind of loose.
Happy or moody most of the time: Very moody. Regular pregnancy hormones + extra progesterone + dealing with bed rest = moody.
Looking forward to: 32 weeks, seeing the baby at my perinatologist appointment this week, getting baby stuff, stitch removal!