Friday, January 27, 2017

30 Weeks: This week can kick rocks...

This has been a rough week...really rough. I'm happy to be saying adios to week 29 and HELLO to the 30s! I can't believe we are 3/4 of the way to meeting our sweet baby boy :)

How far along?
30 weeks

How big is baby?
A Zucchini or a Motorcycle helmet
 ~15.7" and ~2.9 lb

What's baby up to this week?
Baby's skin is getting smoother, but his brain is getting wrinklier-to make way for all that essential brain tissue.

All in all I would say I felt pretty good this week...I did have a few days of nausea and fatigue, but I think I can attribute that to a little anxiety, lack of sleep, and yet another cold #TeacherProblems

Maternity Clothes?
Thank goodness for cardigans is all I have to say...I may need to invest in some maternity tank tops regular ones are getting rather short!

Between having a lot on my mind and a head cold, sleep has not been the best this week.

Missing Anything?
 2nd trimester...seriously, that honeymoon phase went out with a bang. I want my energy back!

I had what I would call my first real craving...and it was oh so stereo-typical. I was hanging out on the couch reading my book while AJ was cooking dinner (yes, I know I am really lucky) when I had this strong NEED for a sweet pickle. I hollered to AJ and said "Do we have any sweet pickles?" and luckily we did...I bee-lined into the kitchen and scarfed a few down in seconds. I'm so glad we had some...because this may have been my first "honey, will you go to the store for..." moment :)

Food in general hasn't sounded too appealing this week, this cold was brutal and definitely took a toll on my appetite.

It's been a tough week for sure...I found out on Monday that I did not pass my 3-hour glucose test and I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes...I let myself have a good cry for sure, but then put on my big girl panties and sucked it up. It's not ideal...and it obviously adds some worry to these last 10 weeks, but it can be managed and baby and I will be just fine!

His movements are getting much less violent and jerky and more like slow rolls and pushes. It's so weird because I can feel him on both sides of my stomach now...he is getting big! The best moment this week was Sunday morning while we were laying in bed talking. He was moving around like crazy so I pulled up my shirt and told AJ to feel, and of course he stopped. I told him that maybe he was moving so much because he could hear our AJ started talking to the baby (melt my heart) and said "hey buddy, if you can hear me kick once" and I kid you not...he kicked...right where AJ's hand was. Such a cheesy/dorky moment...but it was pretty darn special :)

Best Moment of the week
It's been a rough week so I am digging deep for this one...but I would have to say my appointment with the diabetic counselor. I went in with the weight of the world on my shoulders and left feeling SO much better. Seriously, I hit the jack-pot with Kathy...not only was she super knowledgeable and great at easing my fears...but she was compassionate, caring, and even made me promise to bring the baby by after he was born.

Pregnancy Brain Moments?
Lack of sleep led to some extra tired words have been hard and having a lot on my mind made me a little more forgetful.

Looking forward to?
A low key weekend

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
Nothing this motivation was at an all time low! Hoping to get some things done this weekend though!

 So...this week marks my last outdoor run of pregnancy...I have been doing so great on the treadmill having zero pain during or after...and then on Sunday the weather was a little nicer (or so my weather app said-it lied) so I decided to head out for a quick 3 mile run. I only made it about 2 miles before I had to call AJ to come and pick me up. I probably could have walked the last mile home...but it was not nearly as warm as I thought and I was not dressed appropriately for that COLD wind! My hips and pelvis were pretty sore for a few days after that run, so I think I will stick to the treadmill from this point forward.


  1. I had gestational diabetes with Eli and as annoying as it was...he and I are both completely fine now!! You can do it mama!!!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I worried myself sick that I had hurt my baby without knowing it's so reassuring to know that when managed baby will be just fine!