“Your baby now measures over 39cm and weighs just over 3lbs. Baby’s lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed and he/she continues to open and shut their eyes. The Lanugo hair that coats your baby is starting to disappear as the developing brain cells and layers of fat help regulate their body temperature. About a litre of amniotic fluid now surrounds your baby but this will begin to decrease in the final few weeks.”
How far along: 30 weeks…officially into the big three – O!
Days until due date: 70 days
My bump: Big and round!
Weight changes: Pre-pregnancy = 8stone 4lbs. Today = 9stone 3.6lbs (+13.6lbs).
Stretch marks? Nothing yet – been using the Secret Saviours system which is amazing and makes my bump feel really cosy and secure and is helping keep any stretch marks away!
Cravings: Soreen banana loaf with a generous layer of Nutella. That and peanut butter by the spoonful…out the jar!
Sleep: Still sleeping soundly.
Symptoms: Thankfully since reporting on a few instances of heartburn I haven’t suffered since which is good. I think I know what to avoid when it comes to eating and drinking and a glass of cold milk definitely helps. Still feeling very vein-y with lots of obvious spidery blue lines appearing on my tummy, arms and legs.
Best moment this week: Feeling like a hero after completing a tough but fun boot camp sesion in the rain, sleet and wind on Saturday morning.
Worst moment this week: Having to accept defeat and turn our heating on at home! I am such a cold person anyway but getting up on these frosty mornings recently is getting really tough.
Miss anything? Fitting into my clothes. The choice of maternity clothes is rubbish so I am literally living in leggings/maternity jeans and jumpers at the moment. I just hope I can find a suitable Christmas jumper for bump and I to wear on Christmas Day…
Maternity clothes: After having a little breakdown about being cold and having nothing warm to wear that would fit over my bump, Rob kindly took me on a little spree to GAP and H&M and treated me to some non-maternity bits that will hopefully see me through the Winter.
Movement: Still making their presence felt morning and night with the flurry of kicks and rolls.
Gender: Unknown and we aren’t going to find out either. I think there are so few genuine surprises left in life I couldn’t think of anything better than letting this baby be one of them. I plan for Rob to be the one who reveals to me what we’ve had (if he can see through the tears!) – a little girl or a little boy.
Belly button in/out: Any day now it is going to pop!
Wedding Rings on/off: On and loose (no swelliing yet!)
Mood: Generally happy and excited that the countdown is really on now…ten weeks to go. Feeling really pleased I am still managing to work out 5-6 times a week as I doubted at the very beginning if I would still be able to run/waddle at 30 weeks pregnant. Go me!
Looking forward to: Finishing work and beginning my maternity leave. Working full time, running my blog, trying to move house, grow a baby and staying fit is taking its toll on me a bit but only 5 more Mondays to go!