Thursday, March 3, 2011

Harper at 30 Weeks

How far along: 30 Weeks

Size of baby: According to "What to Expect When You're Expecting," Harper is about the size of a head of lettuce.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +9 pounds. At my last appointment I had only gained 4 lbs.  I'm pretty sure by this point with Eli I had gained about 15.
Maternity Clothes: I still wear a couple of non-maternity shirts but all my pants are maternity or extremely stretchy! I did break down and buy a couple new shirts last week.
Gender: Girl! Harper Lee Plunkett!
Movement: Harper is pretty active. Occasionally, she does kick and/or jab so hard I can't sleep or get comfortable.  I think we've reached the stage where she's trying to stretch out and I'm holding her back.
Sleep: Once I fall asleep it is GOOD sleep and some crazy dreams! It is getting harder and harder to fall asleep though. But my doctor says I can take Tylenol PM so if I feel a sleepless night is approaching I will take one.
What I miss: Going a whole night without having to get up to go to the bathroom and not having heartburn 24 hours a day.  By omitting some things from my diet my heart burn has gotten better and I also keep Tums in my purse at all times.  Sadly, the things that cause heartburn are some of my absolute favorite things, like tomato products (spaghetti sauce, pizza, BBQ), coffee, carbonated beverages, and acidy things (orange juice).
Cravings: I don't think I have super weird cravings but sometimes the mood strikes for ice cream or something. And I do love a good Coke Icee!
Symptoms: I have that annoying restless leg junk and sadly, I read that hot baths can sometimes make it worse so for a week I haven't taken a hot bath and I think it is better. I also have started getting heartburn from the moment I wake up. That's just not right especially, when you love Mexican food as much as I do.
Best moment this week: Being able to sleep through the night a couple of days ago without having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.  At this point it's the little things in life.
What's happening next:  Instead of having monthly appointments I'm at the point where I have appointments every 3 weeks now.

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