Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THIRTY weeks! :)

30 weeks :)
"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.)"

How far along? 30 weeks!
Baby’s Size: Any other baby would weigh 3 pounds this week. I have no idea what Elliot weighs these days- but I'm sure it's less than that.
Total Weight Gain: 25 pounds?! yikes!
Bellybutton: Still an innie. I really don't think it's going to pop out this pregnancy.
Stretchmarks: Just on my butt. As long as they stay away from my belly, I'll be happy!
Maternity Clothes: All the time.
Gender: Boy, boy, boy!
Movement: He's either sound asleep or WIDE awake... there is no in between with this kid. And he gets the hiccups a lot these days- I think it's adorable.
Sleep: I'm waking up about two times a night to pee now, and I fear it will only get worse from here on out...
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, back pain, swollen ankles and fingers, frequent trips to the bathroom, occasional heartburn, fatigue {this one's new this week- another 1st trimester symptom coming back to haunt me}, and it seems like I'm getting a lot of headaches lately.
Food Aversions: ?
Food Cravings: This week, I've been craving macaroni and cheese, fruit, and chocolate.
Best Moments this week: Elliot passing his NST, and my husband has been in an unusually good mood lately. :)
What I miss: Really, REALLY missing my husband lately. He has seriously been being SO sweet, guys. I can't WAIT to have him home again!
What I am Looking forward to: My Uncle Liam, Aunt Meghan, and their 10 month old daughter Harper are visiting this week. Liam, who is a diplomat, was stationed in Mexico for the last two years. Now they're moving to Romania- and they have some time off in the states in between. I can't wait to see them!
Milestones: THIRTY WEEKS! Yay! There were so many times when my doctors doubted that I'd even make it this far, and now... here I am :)

I can't believe how many comments we've been getting lately. To have so many people hoping and praying for Elliot is wonderful. You ladies are amazing. Keep the prayers {and VOTES!} coming! :)


  1. happy 30 weeks!! crossing my fingers that you two will make it a little longer!! :)

  2. YAY 30 WEEKS!!!!!

    So happy you have made it this far!!! I hope Elliot stays put for a little longer!!

  3. Yahoo!!! 30 weeks!! Good boy Elliot! 25 lbs isn't a lot, either. You're carrying it very well my dear!

  4. That is so exciting that you have made it this far! I am praying he can stay in there even longer. =D

    ♥/Bevin @ All is Bright

  5. 30 weeks! Ahh! Are you FREAKING out? I'm going to be freaking out when I hit that mark in a little over a week.

    And as much as you probably aren't thrilled about it, I'm glad I'm not the only one nearing 30 pounds quicker than I would have liked. I'm on track, says my doctor, but I was hoping to stay closer to the 25-pound range. I'm at about 20-21 right now, and I'm 29 weeks on Friday.

    Oh well. At least we look good still, right? ;)

  6. If I had it my way... he'd stay in a LOT longer, not just a little :) But these things are out of my hands. It feels wonderful to know I've made it to 30 weeks, though.

    Laura- I totally know how you feel. I was hoping I'd gain a TOTAL of around 25 lbs during this pregnancy. Hah! Guess that's not going to happen!

  7. don't even think twice about the weight gain. your body will gain what it needs to! i gained 35 pounds & lost 25 of it within a few weeks. elliot needs it right now!

    lucky girl to still have an innie :) my belly button popped out around 26 weeks, but thankfully has since recovered.

    yay for 30 weeks! you're out of the 20's now... that's awesome.

  8. Congrats for making it this far!
    30 Weeks yaay!


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