Happy Friday!! I’m glad it’s the weekend. My BFFs baby shower is tomorrow and I hope to also get some things done around the house. It’s time for another Bumpdate! I’m definitely bumping along. I came back from vacation and everybody at work was all like, “dang, your are huge!” And I feel pretty big on most days. This time around, I got J.C. to take some pictures of me in the yard. I’m not the most photogenic and bless his heart, J.C. can’t take great pictures, so these aren’t the best photos but they’ll do!
How far along: 30 weeks or 7.5 months!!! And I’m also officially in my third trimester. I seriously still can’t believe this is actually happening y’all!
Due date: July 17th
Baby size: 3 pds 4 ounces with a large head and long legs. He’s only supposed to weigh around 2.5 pounds so he’s probably going to be a big baby. I’m not sure if I need to be excited or deathly afraid? Have you met me? I have a small frame, so I’m leaning towards the scared side. On the other hand, at least he is healthy, right?! 🙂
Total weight gain: 20 pounds… and most days I feel every pound of it!
Symptoms: I still have my wonderful pregnancy hair and my skin isn’t as dry anymore. I’m nervous to say that it’s perfect for the fear of jinxing things, but it’s pretty perfect. It’s the first time in my whole life that it hasn’t been as greasy as an oil slick so I’ll definitely take it!
Both J.C. and I have noticed that I have a heightened sense of hearing. I kind of felt like a crazy person so I looked it up and apparently I’m not the only pregnant woman that has experienced this symptom/change. I can’t handle the radio or the television being turned up very loud… it just sends me over the edge.
I’m still tired some and have some insomnia as well; however, I’m learning to deal with less sleep. I guess my body is getting me ready for the sleepless nights after baby arrives.
I have some heartburn almost every day but it is SO not anything major, just a little burning in the back of my throat. Sometimes I take Tums… sometimes I don’t. It all depends if I feel like walking to the kitchen to get one 🙂
Food cravings/aversions: Nothing new here. I wanted ice cream for like two weeks straight and finally got a milk shake at Dairy Queen while in Texas and downed the whole thing pretty quickly. That’s not normal for me, just so you know. I’m still not digging a ton of meat (and it showed up on my blood test- I’m super low on iron again). I’m getting to the point where it’s hard to eat a lot at once because I don’t have a lot of room. With the baby getting bigger, I guess everything is getting smooshed or something?!
prediction: It’s not a prediction anymore… he’s definitely a boy. I have three ultrasounds with his anatomy to prove it!
Looking forward to: Starting and finishing his nursery, going to a breast feeding class that my hospital offers for free, and enjoying the final 10 weeks of being pregnant. I’ve wanted to be pregnant and have a baby and be a mom my whole life. Even though this pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest from start to finish, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I think it might even miss it a little bit, but I’m definitely looking forward to meeting him.
Another thing I’m looking forward to is our baby shower and then our maternity photos!!! Those will both happen in June, which will be here before I can blink my eyes. To actually say (out loud) that I’m 10 weeks away is a little scary, but I’m trying my best to stay calm. I feel like since he’s already a little bigger and I’m a little smaller, that he might come early. We shall see about all of that. Until next time 🙂