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Pregnancy Journal – 30 Weeks Pregnant

WARNING: Complaining and info about a bad week below. I’m sorry, but I haven’t had a good week. I can’t wait til good weeks/days return.

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About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Your baby’s about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will shrink 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 am I feeling? Bad, bad, bad. It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to?! Wednesday and Thursday of last week I was having contractions. Not Braxton Hicks, REAL contractions. I ended up leaving work Thursday after I called my doctor and was instructed to go to the hospital to be monitored. I was there for 4-5 hours and sent home. I had instructions to rest and get plenty of fluids. Friday I went to the specialist about my back. They want to take me off of work for four weeks while they do physical therapy but my job won’t guarantee my job in four weeks and if I take a medical leave now I cannot take another one when baby is born. So, I am stuck working and being in pain until baby is born. I can barely walk. I cannot even grocery shop and walk around the store. If I do grocery shop I’ll need to use the motorized chairs. Sunday I woke up with some type of stomach virus that Addy had Thursday – Saturday. I was miserable all day. I could barely walk. I had extreme upset stomach and after vomiting, I had extreme stomach pains. I took about three naps and laid on the couch or in bed the rest of the day. It was a very rough week. I am praying things get better because I really don’t know how I can make it 10 more weeks like this.

Food Cravings/Aversions: Nothing lately.

Sleep: Sleeping has even gotten more challenging. I wake up in pain every time I turn over.

Baby’s Movement: As of Thursday I wonder if she ever sleeps. LOL  She was moving SOOOOO much Thursday and it seems to be many, many movements during the day and night. <3

Weight: I lost five pounds this week. Pretty sure it’s because of not eating and vomiting yesterday. So, overall I am down three pounds from my starting weight.

Next Appointment: One week from today!

What happened this week? See above? haha! Sickness and pain. That pretty much summarizes it.

Something that upset me: The fact that my job is being the way they are. The fact that I will be in physical therapy but working and sitting all day will counteract the therapy so it is likely I will be in pain for 10 more weeks or until baby decides to make her appearance.

Something I am looking forward to: A pain-free day with lots of energy. Will I ever have a day like that again?  Also looking forward to putting up the Christmas tree with the little ones. No, we haven’t even decorated yet. 🙁

Boy or Girl? Those strong feelings I had early on about gender proved to be right!!! We’re having a girl!!!!!!!!

Things I am doing to prepare: Nothing again this week….I’ve not been able to really do much at all outside of the “must get done” things…and I haven’t even really done those things. Hubby has done mostly everything this week.

Countdown: I’m at 30 weeks pregnant, so 10 weeks to go if we go to 40 weeks!

Another Journal: Check out Courtney’s 25 week journal at Joy of Momma Joyner!

Pregnant? How far along are you? What is your challenge or celebration this week?

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