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Cucumber- Week 30

May 11, 2014

 

This week you are the size of a cucumber! You are 15.2-16.7 inches long and weigh 2.5-3.8 pounds.  Your skin is getting smoother and your brain is getting wrinklier (making more brain tissue).  Right now you are strong enough to grasp a finger- crazy!

"How are you feeling?" everyone keeps asking. My standard response "pregnant." There is no denying it now- although sometimes I forget how big bump is and accidentally run into things. Sorry baby!  You are kicking and moving and stretching like crazy now- sometimes I can get you to sleep by rubbing my belling and humming.

This week we got the birth pool.  We decided to check out a livestock tub- you know those big black tubs animals drink out of? Some "city-folk" use them to make koi ponds.  We found one at Tractor Supply Company for about $180 (the blow up kind was going to be about $250).  We (meaning Odin and I) tried it out- its actually pretty comfortable! I like that it is sturdy- I can brace against the walls on hold on tight to the edges if needed.  Even just sitting in the (freezing cold) water for a few minutes felt good!

 Odin and I in the pool (he blinked)

 Odin thought the pool was for him and loved playing in it!



Aside from a few last minute things to get together and diapers to wash and prep we are pretty ready for baby to be here.  We are not stocking up on a TON of baby clothes or other accessories- we want to see how big (and long) he will be before getting clothes and you never know what a baby will like- so we plan on test-driving our friends baby items before buying (new or used).  Most of the things left on the registry are cloth diaper accessories and some miscellaneous items.


How Far Along: 30 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 30-35ish and still feeling great! eating healthy and exercising- growing a big healthy baby!

Maternity Clothes: yep

Stretch Marks: it is safe to say my career as a bikini model will never be the same....

Sleep: not comfortable but getting solid hours in...naps are becoming more and more appealing

Best Moment This Week: getting the birth tub!

Miss Anything: not having heartburn, being able to sit up without help

Movement: I'm growing a ninja! (or swimmer)

Food Cravings: nothing I must have RIGHT NOW but baby likes sushi, Thai fried rice and ice cream recently

Aversions: ugh smells- always the smells :(
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: too early!
Belly Button: in
Wedding Rings: on
Exercise: walking Odin
Mood: generally happy- like a normal person (not a crazy preggo lady) most of the time
Looking Forward To: meeting baby (and figuring out his nickname!)

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