30 Weeks Belly

My belly at 30 weeks Depending which daily email I’m reading (What to Expect or Huggies Network), I’m either at 30 or 31 weeks … I’m not sure how that’s happened since I entered the same expected due date for both … oh well.

They say the baby is about 17″ long and weighing about 3 pounds. It’s hard to believe something that big is inside my belly. I guess I’m carrying him pretty well … this long torso was built with extra storage!

27 Weeks Belly

27 Weeks BellyI’m definitely getting bigger. It’s starting to become a chore to tie my shoes or to bend over for any reason. And getting out of the car is starting to become a production – pull both legs out of the car firmly planted on the ground, grabbing the top of the door and pulling myself up. It should be quite the comedy act by the time I get to 8 1/2 months. It might become a YouTube sensation.

The baby is starting to move on a pretty regular basis. I can feel him in there going through little workouts several times a day. The other day Brandon had his head pressed up against my belly trying to listen for the heartbeat, and got kicked in the head. He said it sounded like a little pop.

I’m starting to get tired again. So far it’s not really affected me at work, but I’m going to bed really early each night … in fact, it’s about that time. : )

24 Weeks Belly

24 Weeks BellyCarrying the baby has been a roller coaster this week!

Things started off on a bad foot, literally … for 3 straight days I had constant cramping in my right calf and hamstring, accompanied by pain in my tailbone. Walking was painful, sitting was uncomfortable and sleeping involved a night full of leg cramps.

Then Brandon picked up a maternity support belt – instant relief. It took about a day or so for the leg cramping to go away, but my back immediately felt better.

That same night, I was able to feel the baby move for the first time. I guess LBS didn’t care for the additional pressure the band was putting on my belly, so he was trying to kick it off. Rebellious already. : )

After feeling a few strong kicks, I had Brandon come over and put his hand on my belly hoping he’d be able to feel one. Sure enough, within a few seconds Brandon felt a tiny push. His face lit up and he asked, “Are you sure you’re not doing that?”

I also had a doctor’s appointment this week. Overall it went pretty well, the doctor said the baby’s growth is right on schedule and his heartrate was 157 bmp. Right now the baby is about the size of a #10 envelope and weighs about a pound and a half.

21 Weeks Belly

According to the books, my baby is as long as a large banana right now. Seems kind of weird, but at least it gives some perspective … I guess.

My Old Navy order for tall maternity pants was a success! I got three pair of pants, a few dresses and shirts. Hopefully, I won’t have to buy much more … because it’s about time to start buying baby stuff.

My first sonogram is on the 30th. With any luck, we’ll have another healthy check-up and get to find out the sex of the baby. I’m excited about the opportunity to see the baby, but a little afraid that I’m not really going to be able to see it. I’ve never been able to decipher the sonograms that I’ve seen previously, with the exception of the 3-D ones (they kind of creep me out).

19 Weeks Belly

19 Weeks BellyMy belly is growing and my clothing options are all officially “maternity wear.” I’m in the process of packing up my old clothes, as they are a nagging reminder of how limited my new wardrobe is.

Now each morning is like a clothing adventure … what’s gonna fit? What will look okay together? Hopefully I will be expanding my wardrobe soon … I am expecting a package from Old Navy. I’ve found they sell tall maternity pants, but they’re only available online so finding the correct sizes has taken more time than usual.