Posted by: mommyq | January 11, 2008

30 Weeks, Can you BELIEVE IT?

Part of me is a little in awe at the fact that I am already 30 weeks pregnant, already seeing my doctor every other week for appointments and, so close to the home stretch.  HOwever, the other part of me remembers how LONG the last stretch DRAGGED on.  I delivered Sydney at 38 weeks and, I remember 30-38 weeks seeming like an eternity.  Mind you, at the time, I was off work and, bored out of my tree.  So, here is to hoping the next 8 – 10 weeks fly by!  I will also post some pictures from the holidays after my update since I know I have been slacking of late:

30 Weeks Pregnant

At about week 30 of your pregnancy, your baby now weighs about 3 pounds and measures about 10.8 inches from crown to rump. From week 30 to week 37 of pregnancy, your baby will gain about half a pound per week.
At week 30 of pregnancy, your baby can pee about a half a liter into the amniotic fluid every day!
Other fetal development that is occurring around week 30 of pregnancy includes the following:
  • In male babies, the testicles move from near the kidneys through the groin en route to the scrotum.
  • In female babies, the clitoris appears large and exposed because it is not yet covered by the folds of the skin called the labia.
  • The baby’s head is getting larger.
  • The early lanugo is disappearing. There are still patches on the back and shoulders.
  • The eyelids open and close. Much of the time your baby has its eyes open and is looking around.
  • The bone marrow is now responsible for making red blood cells.
In preparation for breathing after birth, your baby will mimic breathing movements by repeatedly moving the diaphragm. These movements are rhythmic and may even cause your baby to get a case of the hiccups if amniotic fluid is accidentally inhaled. This is normal — do not be concerned.
The most common complaint from mothers at this point in their pregnancies is constipation.  (This has been BRUTAL for me the last 3-4 days.  I have been consuming fibre like you would NOT believe!)  Constipation occurs because pregnancy hormones slow down the digestive process. Also, the growing uterus is pushing on the intestines. Both of these conditions lead to constipation.
In order to prevent constipation, mothers should exercise regularly and eat foods that are high in fiber, such as vegetables and whole grains. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids. If constipation gets bad enough, talk to your healthcare provider about a stool softener.
At 30 weeks pregnant you may be experiencing several new (or continued) physical changes, such as:
  • Stretch marks
  • Swelling
  • Black lines
  • Heartburn and indigestion. (Another bad one that started this week!)

Are you 30 weeks pregnant? Check out PregnancyCorner.com’s week by week calendar to learn more about you and your baby.
Now that we are done with the update, on to the pictures!!

Syd and her new best buddy.  She was soo excited when she saw him Christmas morning.

Digging into the rest of the presents.  She loved opening everything!

Hanging out with Uncle Taras and Sam on Christmas Day.  This was my first picture with my NEW digital camera.  I LOVE it.  It is nice and simple to operate and, takes fantastic pictures!

Being SMOOSHED by Ethan on Boxing Day.

Waiting for PRESENTS!

Just some general cuteness.

Showing off the CHEEK!

More hammin for the cam!

 

Sick but still smiling!

Some fun crafts from over the holidays:

The moose made with mommy!

The moose made SOLO!

Daddy’s moose!! LOL

Showing off her poor cold sores. 😦

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Responses

  1. Wow 30 weeks!! I hope it’s smooth sailing from here Suzie.
    Syd is looking so grown up now – and rightfully so since she is going to be a big sister soon. What a cutie she is.

  2. Thanks Lor! I hope it passes quickly and smoothly but, if I remember correctly from my last pregnancy, time seemed to stand still at 30 weeks. Lets hope this one is different!

  3. 30 weeks already!!! Where has the time gone? Sydney is so darn cute and looking more & more grown-up!

  4. Hey Suzie, great update!

    You do know that pregnancy lasts for 8 months and 2 years!! Well, that last month feels like two years anyway!!!

  5. Thanks girls! It will def. be a slow go from here on in because I just want to get the show on the road! LOL


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