Monday, August 16, 2010

30 weeks



Here's what is going on with Noah this week, according to babycenter.com;

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you're having trouble sleeping. You might also feel clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, but the concentration of weight in your pregnant belly causes a shift in your center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, your ligaments are more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your balance being a bit off. Also, this relaxation of your ligaments can actually cause your feet to spread permanently, so you may have to invest in some new shoes in a bigger size.  Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes can result in a return of those emotional ups and downs. It's normal to worry about what your labor will be like or whether you'll be a good parent. But if you can't shake the blues or feel increasingly irritable or agitated, talk to your doctor or midwife. You may be among the 1 in 10 expectant women who battle depression during pregnancy. Also let your caregiver know if you're frequently nervous or anxious.



As for me, no real changes, everything is about the same, and everything is still going well.  I have been a tad bit tired lately, and even took a midday 2 hour nap yesterday which is completely uncharacteristic for me.  Basically I figure I should enjoy relaxing, sleeping, and resting now while I still can.  I'm still loving sushi and fruit and all things meaty and cheesy.  I am starting to feel a little out of shape... I walk several miles every Saturday and Sunday and am noticing that I'm significantly more tired by the end of my walks, and sometimes even have some cramping.  As a whole I'm doing very well though.  Still no stretch marks, no noticeable swelling, my belly button still hasn't popped out yet, and I still very pretty good... just a tiny bit of back pain from time to time, but considering my condition (read size/ shape) I find that to be expected.  I did experience my first heartburn ever this week... I had pasta with a spicy marinara sauce for lunch 2 days in a row and had several hours of discomfort as a result, but those being the only instances still seem to be nothing to me compared to the horror stories I hear from other women about having heartburn all of the time.  I feel very fortunate that this has been such a good and easy pregnancy... now if labor and delivery would just go this smoothly then maybe there is a chance that I would do all of this again one day.

Shannon

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Mary said...

You look so adorable - as always! I love that shirt on you.

Pregnancy heartburn is the worst . . . glad to hear you're not having too much trouble with it from day to day.