Pregnancy Update: 30 – 33 Weeks


30 Weeks

Baby’s size: A cucumber!

Baby’s movement: She still kicks and jabs, but I think she is running out of room because most of the time her movements are subtle, almost like she’s rolling around. It makes my tummy shake and vibrate.

Total weight gain: 24 lbs!

Pregnancy symptoms: Pelvic pains whenever I get in and out of bed and switch positions when sleeping; waking up multiple times a night to use the bathroom; Braxton Hicks.

Food love: It’s no surprise I have the weirdest cravings from time to time. This week, I was at Homegoods to find random things for Emma’s nursery.. didn’t find anything but walked out with yogurt covered pretzels, jalapano potato chips and peach jelly candy. Peach jelly looked good until I put one in my mouth, I immediately regretted buying it. LOL.

Food hate: Nada!

Sleep: Not great 😦

Currently living in: Maternity clothes!

3 pros of this week: [1] Finalizing our trip to SF in December for my best friend’s wedding! We are all set to go! I know it’s still 5 months away, but we are super excited! Emma’s first vacation! [2] Decorating our place, it’s slowly coming together – some pictures are finally up on the wall! [3] Hiking and finding a really good Mediterranean restaurant!

Cons of this week: Having a super busy work week – so much to do, so little time… Story of my life.

Looking forward to: Seeing our friends from DC next weekend! Our very first visitors 🙂

Aug 2, 2015 - Emma's nursery is almost ready!

Aug 2, 2015 – Emma’s nursery is slowly coming together!

31 Weeks

Baby’s size: A pineapple!

Baby’s movement: Constant!!

Total weight gain: 26 lbs!!

Pregnancy symptoms: Per usual – pelvic pressure; Braxton Hicks; slow movements; lack of sleep; frequent urination

Food love: I love my Summer melons! We bought three watermelons and two huge canary cantaloupes from the farmer’s market, and I’ve been having them every single day!

Food hate: Nothing much!

Sleep: Unfortunately, my granny bedtime has extended to midnight bedtime despite the fact that my eyes magically open before 7 AM every morning.

Currently living in: Forget dressing cute, let me be comfy with my burgeoning belly!

3 pros of this week: [1] Finding this awesome farmer’s market in Raleigh! There are several in our area, and we’ve been meaning to check them out. We are so glad we found the one in Raleigh which is HUGE! And they are open 7 days a week! Steve made the cutest comment when we were browsing the market – “can’t wait until Emma comes, so we can stroll through with her in her stroller!” Daddy is ready to explore the world with the little one! 🙂 [2] Welcoming our first visitors from DC! [3] Feeling Emma’s hiccups for the very first time! I was laying down in bed getting ready to sleep, and I started feeling this steady and rhythmic thumps in my lower stomach! It went on for about one to two minutes and Emma was moving around simultaneously then the thumps stopped. I’ve only read about feeling the fetus’ hiccups, it was the cutest thing to actually experience it!!

3 cons of this week: Nothing this week! It’s been a blissful one 🙂

Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery! It’s almost there!!

32 Weeks

Baby’s size: A squash!

Baby’s movement: My little squirm-er is always moving about in my belly!

Total weight gain: 28 lbs!

Pregnancy symptoms: Other than the usual, I’m starting to feel really tired as I did in my first trimester.

Food love: Nothing new!

Food hate: Nothing new!

Sleep: Lack of energy totally hit me this week, and I’m sleeping a lot more than before! I’ve been falling asleep on the sofa after dinner and going to bed super early. I think I’m averaging 8-9 hours of sleep this week!

Currently living in: Maternity/shift dresses.

3 pros of this week: [1] Hearing Emma’s heartbeat at the doctor’s. [2] Realizing Emma actually responses when I touch my belly or talk to her. [3] Feeling Emma’s constant hiccups! I know I mentioned this before, but this week’s been nonstop hiccups for Emma, and it is THE cutest thing!! It melts my heart.

Cons of this week: I don’t have much cons this week other than the fact that this week flew by so fast.. In fact, I feel like time is flying by faster now. It also doesn’t help that my work is getting super hectic which makes me nervous for my projects when I go on my maternity leave.. Organizing my work life is getting harder lately.

Looking forward to: Our babymoon and taking maternity pictures!

33 Weeks

Baby’s size: A Durian!

Baby’s movement: Constant! It’s not as quick as her previous movements, but she is definitely moving about in there, poking and stretching her legs!

Total weight gain: 29 lbs! Whoa baby.

Pregnancy symptoms: The usual – pelvic pressure; waddling; harder to move quickly; occasional leg cramps; lack of energy.

Food love: Toast with almond butter and strawberry jam! It’s been my go-to breakfast this entire week. Also, my wonderful work sent me brownies all the way from Baltimore! Emma and I have been indulging in deliciousness!

Food hate: Nothing new!

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping better, a good 7 to 8 hours a night. I still wake up at least once every night to use the bathroom, but other than that, sleep has been good!

Currently living in: Maternity/shift dresses.

4 pros of this week: [1] Taking a relaxing weekend trip to the beach for our babymoon. [2] Taking maternity photos! [3] Installing the car seat in our car! Emma’s seat is permanently ready now 🙂 [4] One more this week – I got a promotion at work! Woo hoo!! Perfect ending to the week.

3 cons of this week: [1] Having pregnancy brain, it’s real! [2] I woke up with mild cramps in my lower tummy which gave me the biggest anxiety thinking I was having real contractions… I feel like I need to mentally prepare myself for the real ones to come in 6 weeks! [3] Wanting to go for a good run but my body won’t let me.. 😦

Looking forward to: Labor and Birth class this weekend.


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