We’ve made it to the big 3-0! I swear, it immediately felt so much more real at that number. Crazy.
Baby Tooth is just over 30 weeks today and is about the size of a head of cabbage.
Time just keeps on flyin’, I’ll tell ya!
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth is about 15.7 inches long now, and weighs almost 3 pounds.
- A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in the uterus.
- His eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after he’s born, he’ll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: Don’t know…I have an appointment today(!) so I’m sure I’ll find out.
Workouts: One. Whoops. I started last week off right with a solid Pilates workout, but it went downhill after that. I had a couple of planned workouts that fell through (i.e., I couldn’t wake up), but I did still manage a few afternoon walks. Even still, it was a slow week on the exercise front.
- Some Braxton Hicks contractions
- Minor low back pain
- Bathroom trips all. the. time.
- A general “full” feeling in my upper stomach
- Leg cramps…BIG time. Especially in my calves, which tend to happen in the middle of the night. Oh man, they’re a trip.
Movement: ALL the time! He’s still pretty consistent in his movement patterns, although he was a little off yesterday. On Mother’s Day, he was putting on quite a show for us, so we all watched him dance around for a while. It freaks my brother out, which cracks me right up.
Food Aversions: After Mother’s Day, peanut butter and chocolate still don’t sound appealing. Hot drinks and shrimp still sound gross too.
Food Cravings: Still lovin’ on fruity sweets, along with cheeseburgers, potato chips, and cheese. They were big ones this week.
Sleep: This past week has been full of ups and downs. There’s been a few nights where I slept great (one night I only had to get up once to pee!), but there’s been a couple of really restless, crappy nights too. As long as there’s still some good nights mixed in there for now, I’ll take it.
Stretch marks? Belly is still stretch mark free!
Miss Anything? I miss beer. There, I said it. I miss regular clothes (there’s so many cute spring things out right now!), and I also miss the desire to workout. I get motivated to do it, but then I get too lazy to follow through.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: I think one of the more amusing things this past week has been feeling him move. Although our little guy has been on the move for weeks now, it seems like this past week I’ve been able to see/feel some of his little body parts. I can’t quite determine what each of them are, but sometimes he’ll kick/punch/move, and my belly will stick out for a while then go back in. It’s just the weirdest, coolest thing ever.
Jay and I have also still been having fun talking about what/who we think he’ll look like. Will he get mommy’s dark brown eyes or daddy’s hazel eyes (I still don’t totally understand the genetics of all that stuff)? Will he be a bright blonde like his daddy was, or have dark brown hair like his mama always has?
Only time will tell.
I was also looking back at some of my older week’s photos and I feel like I am carrying really, really low. I have no idea if this will mean anything for when he arrives, or if it’s just how my body was meant to carry…but sheesh, I’m afraid to see where it falls whenever I “drop” down the road!
Belly Button in or out? Still in…but if I stretch back reeeeeally far, it almost goes flat. Almost.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but they get pretty tight if I start to get warm.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time, but I’ve had a few occasions where I start to get easily irritable, grumpy, or emotional.
New Baby Items: We got some more clothes from my MIL this past week, which are adorable. I was also *this close* to purchasing this outfit for our little guy at Target yesterday…
But I refrained. For now. I just can’t get over its cuteness.
Looking Forward To: Today’s prenatal appointment and tomorrow’s class, which is a pain relief for labor and delivery class. It’s a short one, but I’ve heard from a few people that it’s pretty informative, and I’m all about the extra info these days.
Question for the Moms:
Are there any distinct features that your baby got (or you’re hoping he/she will get!) from you?