30 weeks.

how far along?: 30 weeks!

total weight gain: as of my appointment last thursday it was 10 pounds

stretch marks?: there are none so far on my belly or thighs!

sleep: it’s been inconsistent. some nights i’ll get 4 or 5 straight hours before my bladder wakes me up. other nights i feel as if i make a trip to the bathroom every hour or so! the calf cramps don’t help things either!

best moment this week: we picked out a TON of books the fill the nursery bookshelves! more on that later.

movement: i feel her throughout the day here and there. night time is a horse of a different color! she moves ALL. NIGHT. LONG. she also gets the hiccups at least once a day, sometimes more.

food cravings: nothing overwhelming

gender: she’s still a girl, i hope. our last ultrasound was at 19 weeks and i’m not sure if we have another. i really hope there are no surprises on delivery day!

labor signs: none. thank goodness.

bellybutton in or out?: it’s still in most of the time, but very s t r e t c h e d out. every once in a while, when i move a certain way, it pops out! this has caused it to become a bit irritated and sore.

what i miss: i miss bending over without getting stabbing pains in my ribs. i also miss wearing shoes with laces and french fries (stupid gallbladder).

what i am looking forward to: i can’t wait to get her nursery done! other than that, travis and i are expecting visits from both sets of sylvie’s grandparents in the coming month. i am also look forward to our childbirth classes. we are doing a condensed one-day class at our local hospital as well the hypnobabies home study course. call me crazy, but i’m still very much looking forward to labor and delivery! we can’t wait to meet our girl!

weekly wisdom: S L O W D O W N. i am a very get-up-and-go sort of person. this has not been easy for me to learn. no matter how much i wanted to get done today, i had to take it easy. i worked, on my feet all day, the last 4 days in a row. i’m still learning how to take the time to relax and do nothing.

milestones: we are 3/4 of the way there! we are also planning to get her crib put together later this week.

now that that’s out of the way, i can tell you about all of the wonderful books we picked out for sylvie today! i think we managed to get a good mix of classics and some new favorites.

SYLVIE’S READING LIST:

animalia by graeme base

love you forever by robert munsch

the mixed-up chameleon by eric carle

brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by bill martin jr. and eric carle

good dog, carl by alexandra day

goodnight moon and the runaway bunny by margaret wise brown

harold and the purple crayon by crockett johnson

the story of ferdinand by munro leaf

olivia by ian falconer

chicka chicka boom boom by bill martin jr. and john archambault

in the night kitchen by maurice sendak

the poky little puppy by janette sebring lowrey

a good day by kevin henkes

how do dinosaurs love their dogs? by jane yolen and mark teague

my first winnie-the-pooh library, collection of five classic pooh baby board books inspired by a.a. milne

we also purchased all of the books i mentioned in yesterday’s post as well as a small classic piglet stuffed animal. i would say our shopping trip was a success! i can’t wait to read to our sylvie.



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8 responses to “30 weeks.

  1. I have been having a ton of calf cramps at night too. is that pregnancy related…I haven;t looked anything up on ityet?

    • I’ve heard leg and calf cramps are pretty typical during pregnancy. It helps a lot when I flex my foot up and down.

  2. Animalia!!!!
    Great book choices- makes me want to have a baby!! Don’t tell Kev haha.

  3. I have solved (of course now that it’s in writing, I will be proven wrong) my calf cramping issues by giving each calf a quick stretch at each nighttime bathroom break. Which are 2 or 3 at this point (29 weeks). They were getting bad and I haven’t had a single one since I started doing this.

    You are getting SO close!!

    • Thanks for the tip! I’ve been stretching them throughout the day and that seems to help a little. I’ll try it at night, too.

      You’re getting close, too!!!

  4. LOVE Sylvie’s reading list — thanks for sharing! Just added a bunch to our Amazon wish list. Also adore your blog. Found you through Top Baby Blogs. Will be back!

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