How far along: 30 weeks! (we’re in the countdown now…10 weeks to go!)
How big is baby: About the size of a butternut squash, or 17 inches long (pretty much at his birth height, just not as filled out). Weight is around 3.1 pounds (and he’ll gain approximately 1/2 a pound each week from here on out! Which also means that I’ll be gaining at least half a pound from here on out too haha).
Newest baby developments: He’s still packing on the fat, but his brain is what’s really developing more this week…it’s starting to look more like an adult brain with grooves and wrinkles to give him more surface area for storing everything he’ll learn later in life. He’s also starting to regulate his own body temperature so that fuzzy lanugo stuff that used to cover his skin is now starting to fall off. Also, he’s strong enough to grasp a finger this week. 🙂
Movement: Sometimes almost painful with how hard he kicks! His feet are usually on my right side so that’s where I’m taking most of the hits. He’s big enough now that when he moves close enough to the top of my belly, you can actually see and feel his outline, which is really cool (and slightly creepy haha). I can usually tell whether it’s his feet or head or back that I’m seeing and sometimes I’ll just stay still and rub his little back or whatever it is for awhile until he changes positions.
Weirdest symptoms: The extra weight I’m toting around is definitely starting to wear on me…I get tired so much easier now and my back is usually aching by the end of the day. I have a smaller frame to begin with so I don’t know exactly how I’m going to deal with another 10 weeks of adding on all this extra weight. And I definitely don’t know how Jameson is going to have room in there for anything except curling up and staying still lol.
Best moment this week: Probably our Fourth of July family pool party/barbeque yesterday at my in-laws’ house. My whole family came as well, including my little niece who I just can’t get enough of! I love spending time with her. 🙂
Worst moment this week: Nothing terrible at all, just starting to really feel all these aches and pains which is no fun.
Cravings: Nothing in particular (although I made candied pecans yesterday and those bad boys were like little candied pieces of heaven).
Looking forward to: Just getting more stuff ready in Jameson’s nursery. His mattress and some curtains for his room are being shipped (as well as his dresser) so everything should start coming together soon!