Friday, March 28, 2014

Little Peep Bumpdate {30 weeks}

30 week collageDate: 3/19/14
How far along: 30 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: Large cabbage
Developmental milestones:  Little Peep is about 3 lbs now.  One of my favorite things that is developing in Little Peep this week are his "brain wrinkles" (these are really called sulci & gyri, but it's the gray matter in the brain that looks like wrinkles; this will enable Little Peep to have more complex thinking, somatosensation, and personality).  His grip is also getting stronger and he is able to clasp things in his fist.  His eyelids are opening and closing now, though they will be closed for the majority of the time.  The fine hair (lanugo) that has coated his skin to protect his body is going to start falling out this week.
Maternity clothes: I think I'm starting to outgrow some of my maternity clothes :-/  It’s getting pretty tight around here!
Weight gain: I will have my official weigh-in at my next appointment, but I think I'm up 20 lbs since pre-pregnancy.
Stretch Marks: Yep :-)
Sleep: I still have 3-4 potty breaks a night, but so far so good as long as I stay on my left side.  My bruised rib cage on the right side is still pretty sore, so rolling to that side is not favorable.
Best moment of the week: I have to say that by far my shower was the best moment of the week.  I had been looking forward to it all week.  To be honest I never thought I would ever have a baby shower.  We struggled for so long that I just thought that this event wasn’t in the cards for me.  So the fact that I had the opportunity to be showered and by such loving women from my smallgroup, I felt so honored and blessed.  It really was the most beautiful shower I have ever been to; it was picture perfect!  I really didn’t want it to end; I didn’t want to leave.  I would have stayed there all day if they would have let me.  Thank you ladies for such a wonderful baby shower!
Movement: Remember when I mentioned that I felt a big "pop" in the middle of the night during week 27? Well before then, I had never felt Little Peep kick on my right side.  He only kicked me on the left side.  At the next appointment, the doctor confirmed that Little Peep had flipped head down.  Perhaps that big "pop"was him flipping?  Since then I feel him kick mainly on the right side of my abdomen and upper right belly.  So I'm thinking that his booty must be on the left side now so that the majority of his kicks are on the right.
Cravings: Pizza, salad, and milk :-)
Gender: A little boy!!!
Belly button in or out: Partially an outtie and partially a "flattie"
Wedding ring: On
Anything making you queasy/sick: Nope
What I miss: Nothing!
What I’m looking forward to: My next appointment to see Little Peep.  We're praying that all of the placenta issues have resolved themselves and that the doctor has a great report for us.
Labor signs: Nothing that I'm aware of.
Symptoms: Nothing new that I can think of.  Heart burn has reared its nasty head again but that’s just to be expected so nothing really new.
Nursery: Is done, and the pictures have been taken.  I can't wait to share these with you!
Emotions:  This entire week was a week of joy.  I was so very much looking forward to my baby shower and it certainly did not disappoint.  I left feeling so loved and valued.  The shower was so beautiful and perfect….it was so Darby!  I am very blessed to have such giving women in my smallgroups! Thank you ladies!
xoxo Darby

6 comments :

Life in the Heights! said...

Looking good!! I hope I get to see you at brunch tomorrow!!! Miss you! XOXO

Lauren W said...

I absolutely cannot wait to see what the nursery looks like! :)

Tiffany said...

Sounds great! I'm SO excited for you and your husband! YAY! :-)

Jessica K said...

I love Bumpday Fridays! Sorry about the rib, that's no fun, but I know those little kicks make up for it! How fun! I can't believe you are already 30 weeks! It sure has flown by!

Emily said...

:) :) :) Almost to the final countdown. I will miss these, but can't wait to "meet" Little Peep. Looking good momma!

Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Your growing beautifully!!!! Ahhh

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