How big is Baby Button-Nose this week?
At 30 weeks Baby Button-Nose is about as big as good-sized cabbage!
Weighing in at 1.3kg and is about 39.9cm long, head to heel.
On the whole, my mood has been pretty good – there have been a few days when I’ve felt a bit grumpy but at 30 weeks pregnant (during a heatwave), I think that’s allowed?! ;)
My newest symptom is an achey/burning sensation around my rib cage (right under my boobs). It’s really uncomfortable – I think it’s due to everything being shifted upwards in order to make room for baby. It’s almost as if my skin is being stretched to it’s limits. Oh well, only 8-10 weeks of this pregnancy left to go… *gulp*
Leg cramps – I’m trying out a magnesium spray as recommended by my Daisy Birthing teacher so I’m hoping that will lessen/stop the leg cramps. I’ve only been using it a couple of days but I will update on this at a later stage, I’m sure.
Needing to wee lots… like, constantly!
Leaky (and tender) boobs
Braxton Hicks – I think?! My tummy definitely went mega hard whilst I was walking quickly the other day.
Stabby/shooting pains in my abdomen and boobs.
A dodgy stomach… I’ll leave it at that.
Highlight of the week(s):
On Tuesday I started my Daisy Birthing classes. I signed up for the same 6 week course that I did whilst pregnant with Jasmine. It felt quite surreal when I arrived – walking into the exact same room, seeing the same teacher, the same music playing. It made it seem like I’d never been away… crazy to think I now have a 2.5 year old. I’m so glad I signed up to do it again and whilst I’m the only one who isn’t a first time mum (as I expected) – I know I will benefit from going. I will probably write a more detailed blog post about my Daisy Birthing classes at some point. :)
I’ve actually started feeling what I think are baby hiccups now! I find baby button-nose’s movements to be far more subtle than Jasmine’s ever was (her kicks would take my breath away) but that’s perhaps because I can only remember the movements from further along in my pregnancy with her. I’m not sure.
I popped in to see the nurse on Thursday (at 30+3 weeks) to have my whooping cough vaccination. She told me the flu jabs had arrived at the surgery the day before and offered to do that too. So I had both done then and there in my left arm (in hindsight, I should’ve had them in my right arm as I sleep on my left side.) I’m glad that’s the jabs sorted though!
Things I’m missing:
Good sleep and cool temperatures!
Jasmine was poorly for a few days last week so she was waking up during the night frequently (such fun changing puke-covered bedsheets at 3am!)
I’ve also got to the stage where I’m generally finding it harder to get comfortable at night – I’m tossing and turning a lot before I manage to fall asleep.
Oh and then to top it all off we had another heatwave… *sobs*
This mama is so ready for Autumnal weather!
Pregnancy/baby related purchases:
I actually feel like I’ve bought quite a lot of stuff over the last couple of weeks, unfortunately most of it has not been anything that exciting. I’m aiming to have my hospital bags packed in the next few weeks (I’m planning a homebirth but I want to be prepared for all eventualities) so I’ve bought lots of glamorous things like maternity pads, breast pads and newborn nappies.
I also found this gorgeous hat for my Rainbow Baby on eBay – it’s even lovelier in the flesh. Can’t wait to see my little Button-Nose wearing it. :)
We’ve (well, I have) been researching pushchairs/prams all week and I think we are a step closer to knowing which one we’re going to buy. We’re going over to the big Mothercare in Ipswich at the weekend to test it out and if we’re happy with it, we’ll probably order it online (it’s only available in the colour we want from another store).
Last but not least, I’ve ordered a TENS machine. As I’m renting it, it won’t arrive until I’m 36 weeks pregnant but I bet it will be here before I know it!
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