Wednesday, July 9, 2014

30 Weeks!

How Far Along: 
I am 30 weeks and 2 days!

 Baby Size:

The baby is 3.9 ounces (which seems big, but is apparently in the 56th percentile)...I know because of yesterday's ultrasound (see below).

Maternity Clothes:
Maxi dresses are ah-mazing.

The weather has cooled off just a tad bit, and that has helped some.  But it is still not great.


All day, every day.

That's not totally true.  This child rests some times, but not at a lot!

Best Moment This Week:

Okay, this is kind of a long story to get to my good moment:

At our 20 week ultrasound, my placenta was pretty low.  So they scheduled me for a 28 week ultrasound to make sure that it had moved.  We got back from the South and went in for the 28 week ultrasound.  The placenta looked great.  But the ultrasound tech noticed an abnormality in the baby's brain.  The doctor tried to assure us that it could just be a mistaken reading, but that she was sending us on to a specialist in Hershey for another ultrasound and a consultation.

The consult was scheduled for 2 weeks later (yesterday).  So for 2 weeks, Bech and I have been trying to stay calm about this appointment.  I was doing okay until I googled the abnormality...that is always a bad idea.

Well yesterday, we headed to Hershey for our appointment.  The doctor came in after the ultrasound and told us that everything is normal!  By far, that was the best moment!

* I would like to add that I was sobered leaving that appointment.  Lots of parents go in and are told that there is in fact an abnormality.  While I am so thankful that nothing is wrong with our little boy, I am also heartbroken thinking about all of those other families. *

Food Cravings:

Cold, sweet, sour, and fruit.  Also, blow pops.  I love blow pops so much right now!

Food Aversions:

Most savory things and most things meat.  

But my friend Meredith made some amazing beef the other night, plus I ate a steak at another friend's wedding.  So yay for some iron!

What I Miss:
Being comfortable.  I mean, I am not always uncomfortable.  But it is hard to find a spot sleeping or sitting that works.

What I Am Looking Forward To:

We move in 2 1/2 weeks, and our new place has air conditioning!!!


A normal ultrasound!

Pregnancy Symptoms:

Leg cramps, heart burn...
A boy!

Weight Gain:
20 or 21 pounds.  And I'm at 30 weeks.  So even if I gain almost a pound a week for the rest of this pregnancy, I should be pretty good!

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