I’m 30 weeks pregnant today, so it’s time to tell you all about week 29! I normally get these posts up the day before I turn my new week, but yesterday was a no good afternoon and evening! I tell you more about it below.
What’s Up With Baby:
- According to What to Expect, H2.0 is nearly three pounds and 17 inches long! I would venture to say that my little man isn’t that tall though because X man was only 18.75 when he born! Time will tell though!
- It’s crazy to think that over the next 11 weeks, baby will double or triple his current weight… I’m not sure mama is ready for that much more weight gain!
- Baby H2.0 loves movin’ and grooving! It’s so crazy to not have an anterior placenta this time, because I feel SO MUCH MORE! It’s a really neat experience and John loves the dance parties H2.0 provides us as well!
What’s Up With Mommy:
- I should probably stop looking at the scale soon. I feel like I’ve gained a ton of weight in the last two weeks and I don’t even understand where it all goes! I seriously think some of it is because I’ve had such a constipated pregnancy, but I also feel like I don’t look huge or anything – so who knows, but I think I’m up to 20-22 pounds gained. Okay, now that I type that out, I’m already feeling a little better because my midwives said 20 pounds by 30 weeks.
- Last week I talked to my midwife briefly about my lower back/butt pain. At this point it wasn’t unbearable, so I figured it was ligament stuff like I had experienced with Xander… only in a slightly different position. Well, as this past week as progressed (and especially yesterday – holy crap), I’m now convinced it’s sciatic pain and the midwife is thinking that’s what it is too (we had a long conversation on the phone yesterday). The pain goes from the top left of my lower back to below my butt cheek at times (hasn’t gone down my leg yet), but the sharpness of the pain is so different than any annoying ligament stuff I had with X. The most painful position is going from sitting to standing and I find that being stationary makes it hurt worse. (This long description is my way of telling you I think I’m right, and John is wrong is still thinking it’s ligament pain – see below in his thoughts. Haha, love you babe!)
- Everything else is going along swimmingly. I still sleep well and I crave for my swimming classes. Ohh, one more thing… the crying! Oh gosh, I cry about everything – so if you’re around me, please be nice -k?
Moments of the Week:
- My surprise baby sprinkle!! My mom friends and John had apparently been conspiring for months and Sunday morning they pulled it off! I just thought I was going to brunch with Becky and when we were taken to our table everyone was there for me! It was so so special; I was so surprised; and I can’t thank them enough!! (And btw, thank goodness for Xander because without having him, I wouldn’t have all these friends in my life!)
- This was another fun week of spending quality time with Katie and Xander. It’s so wonderful that even though I’m on furlough, I get to enjoy Xander all day every day! I’ll be back to work soon and I’m sure I’ll miss this. (Note: John went back to work today, thanks to the vote last night).
- This week I also assisted Katie’s awesome mom friends in pulling off a surprise baby sprinkle for her. It’s been in the works for a couple months now and I’m surprised that we could keep it a secret from Katie for this whole time. There were a few times that Katie grabbed my phone and didn’t notice the Facebook message from one of the girls talking about the sprinkle. In the end, it went off without a hitch and I think Katie was really surprised!
- Finally, there is the issue with Katie’s lower back pain. Although she is convinced it’s sciatica (where inflammation puts press on the sciatic nerve, causing pain), I still think it’s ligament of tendon pain. Regardless of the cause, it’s been causing Katie a lot of discomfort and pain. It makes me feel just like I did during Xander’s labor… all that pain but nothing I can do about it. I don’t like feeling helpless when my loved one is suffering and it ends up frustrating me almost as much as it does Katie. I hope we can figure out some kind of magic formula soon that will allow her some relief during the final 10-ish weeks of the pregnancy.
Hope you enjoyed the recap! If you have any questions for me or John along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask! <3