Good morning, everyone! Did you have yesterday off from work? I did! Because of that, Joe and I went up to Richmond, VA this weekend to visit my family. It was so much fun!
I'll tell you a little bit about the weekend in today's post, as well as give you the 30 weeks pregnancy update. I can't BELIEVE that I'm at the three-quarters mark. How is this going by so fast?!?
Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks
How far along? 30 weeks (and two days)
Baby Bump progress: taken in my parent's living room--no blank walls there really
Baby Fish continues to grow and grow!
Baby's Size? a cucumber! About 17 inches long and 3 pounds
What's happening this week?
- Baby Fish's brain is growing and getting more wrinkly, taking on tasks like temperature control
- Continuing to grow and gain body fat
- Skin is getting smoother
- Baby Fish is now strong enough to grip a finger!
Total weight gain/loss: 17.2 pounds since the first appointment as of last Tuesday
Stretch marks? no new ones!
Sleep: I haven't slept as well this week, but I'm still doing better than some of the stories I've heard. I've just been waking up multiple times a night, but luckily I can get back to sleep rather quickly.
Best moment this week: Going to Richmond this weekend and hanging out with my family!
Joe and I got to spend a lot of time with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and my aunt and uncle (not pictured). We had belated Christmas, and it was a lot of fun to get to see everyone. I also got to see my friends Catherine and Andrew for lunch one day, and my friend Krista stopped by briefly. So glad I got to go up to my hometown! There's no place like home :)
Miss anything?: fitting in to my normal clothes--my tops are starting to get too short! and being able to reach down comfortably
Movement: Lots of movements going on! In fact, last night on the flight home, it felt like he/she was having a dance party in there!
Food cravings: No particular cravings, but I sure did enjoy having Cookout milkshakes, Northern Neck ginger ale, and Martin's/Ukrop's White House Rolls while in Richmond. If you've never had any of those things, get up to Richmond, Virginia and try them!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Fortunately, no! I'm very thankful for that.
Gender: We'll find out when Baby Fish is born :)
Labor Signs: none (thankfully!)
- growing belly
- itchy/dry skin on my belly and back
- some issues sleeping
Belly Button in or out? in, but getting more shallow and flat lately (it's really weird!)
Wedding rings on or off? on!
Happy or Moody?: This was actually a really happy week! I think I was so excited to go to Richmond and really enjoyed my time up there. Home always makes me happy :)
Funny moments this week: I guess the funniest moment this week was when my mom took Joe and I around to her work. Apparently some people she and my dad have worked with for a long time didn't know I was pregnant, so it was pretty funny to see their reactions!
Looking forward to: my first baby shower in Saturday, going to the Teacher of the Year banquet to support my friend, and my first race of 2015 on Saturday! Basically, this weekend is going to be fun :)
Exercise this week Well, I did not meet my goal of weight training during the week. Let's see what I did do:
Tuesday-1.52 mile run with Tequila
Wednesday-1.32 mile walk with Tequila
Friday-rest day/travel day
Saturday-rest day/busy day in Richmond
Sunday-1 mile walk in the park with my brother and his dog + 2 mile walk with my mom and neighbor
Question for you: What's your favorite thing to do when you go to your hometown?