Monday, March 1, 2010

3 OHHHH!!!!

30 Weeks Y'all!!!!
Each week that passes amazes me and I still cannot believe we are here!!! I still think I need a pinch to remind me that this isn't all just a dream. Things have been going great!!! I am having doctor's appointments every two weeks and Noah is healthy and growing just perfectly! Todd and I have gotten a lot done in Noah's room. We decided to try another DIY project and ended up painting the glider. We used a primer with this pc of furniture and it looks GREAT!!! And I am happy to report that I did not get whatever bug Todd had..Thank GOD!! I am starting to tell that my belly is growing b/c at church yesterday my maternity pants are getting VERY tight in the belly region. During sunday school I just knew I was going to pass out from sitting there and it is getting harder to breath. I managed to make it through church but as soon as we got home I put on some comfy pj pants and relaxed!!!
I tried to get a headstart on cleaning last night and I may have over done it. This nesting instinct is really kicking in and I didn't just clean the usuals in our bathroom and bedroom...I got on the floor and dusted the bathroom vanities, baseboards, and every nook and cranny...HA!!! I knew I had over done it when I was awakened early this morning with belly pains. It was a pain in my left lower side and it hurt! I woke Todd up and he got me some water to drink. Our dr. gave us a pamphlet on what to do with BH contractions or early false labor..which is basically lay on ur side and drink two large glasses of water. So we did just that. The pain lasted about 2-3 minutes then faded then came back two more times! It finally went away and we were both able to go back to sleep! I called the dr. this morning and the pg nurse said it was round ligament pains. She suggested taking extra strength tylenol (which I will not be doing) and maybe getting a maternity belt for support. She assured me this was totally normal! And I think Noah knows that his momma is worried b/c he has been very active today. I still have A LOT of cleaning to do so I am just going to have to clean a bit, then rest a bit, then clean a bit, then rest a bit! I wish I could just snap my fingers and it would all be done.
Other than that all is well in the Livingston world. We have a 3D/4D u/s scheduled for this Thursday so I cannot wait to see Noah again. It has been 10 weeks since our last sneak peak. I do not have a picture of the belly yet b/c like I said sunday I came str8 home and vegged out! Maybe later this week I can get one.
About Noah:
Noah is about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. I read that Noah can see light if it is shined towards my belly. For instance, using a flashlight!! Isn't that crazy!!!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 30 weeks 1 day

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Total wt gain of 30 lbs!!
Maternity Clothes: I actually need to get more maternity clothes!!! I am getting bigger!!
Best Moment this week: This week I am looking forward to seeing Noah again! It has been 10 weeks since we last saw him and we have a 3D/4D u/s scheduled for Thursday!!!! We are so excited!!
Gender: Beautiful Baby Boy Noah Wesley!!!
Movement: Yes and now you can really see my belly moving when he moves! He moves my entire belly and I cannot get enough of it!
Food Craving: Chocolate, chicken fingers and fries, and did I mention chocolate..haha
What I miss: I miss the days when I did not have any heartburn!
Sleep: Still the same...I get up atleast twice a night to tinkle and I am up all throughout the night to switch sides.
What I am looking forward to: 3D/4D Ultrasound this Thursday! And this is the month all of my showers are in!!!
Belly Button: In, but it is getting stretched OUT!!!
Symptoms: Heartburn, heartburn, heartburn, loss of breath, super tired easily like in first tri., and round ligament pains!!


Melissa said...

Oh my gosh...have you had a 3D U/S yet?? Its AMAZING. When I had mine done I just cried, to see your baby is crazy. The actual features and see the baby open their eyes and mouth...pricelss and again...AMAZING. Can't wait to hear about it!

momof5girls said...

How exciting!!! Please, please, please post Noah's 3/4D US. I know you are so thrilled to be experiencing all this. You do remember about the Papaya, right? Try to chew some before you eat and a few after, it really helps.
We all sure happy for you. God bless!

Birdee said...

Oh you totally make me miss being pregnant!
Do you find it amazing how fast pregnancy goes? I think especially after it taking years to get pregnant, and then your only pregnant for 9 short, quick ~wonderful~ months.
Congrats on 30 Weeks!

Amber said...

Congrats on making it to 30 weeks wonderful news! You will definitely have to post pics of the ultrasound we are doing ours in a few weeks