So it seems like I missed a week of Baby Baum postings, which means I have 3 bumps pictures ready for today! Whoops! Needless to say, time sure is flying by! Here are weeks 28, 29, & 30!
I am definitely getting bigger from week to week! There has been plenty going on with the baby the past few weeks – here is the most recent update:
- The baby is about the size of a head of cabbage.
- Baby Baum is about 15.7 inches long now, and weighs about 3 pounds.
- A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him or her, but that volume will decrease as it gets bigger and takes up more room in the uterus.
- His or her eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after its born, he or she will keep its eyes closed for a good part of the day. When Baby Baum does open them, he or she will respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he or she can only make out objects a few inches from his or her face.
As for me….
Weight gained: I think I am hovering right around the 20lb mark. I was just under it for my 28 week appointment. Based on the way I am feeling, I am sure I am looking at 20-22 pounds.
Workouts: Still doing really well with staying active, although I think my running days are extremely numbered. Last week, all of the runs were more run/walks and this week, I have yet to run at all. Baby Baum is totally hanging out on my bladder, so running has become quite uncomfortable lately. I’ve just been walking the same distance I was running, so I am still getting in the movement, which I am very happy with. Strength training is still happening as well, but I am sticking to mostly upper body and then some body weight lunges and squats. It is just all my body can handle at this point.
- Low Back Pain at the end of every day. Some days, its not bad at all. Other days, I need to lay down by about 7pm.
- Bathroom trips like whoa!
- Afternoon fatigue
Movement: Baby Baum is a mover and a shaker lately! The baby always moves right when I lay down to go to sleep, and then keeps me awake for a bit. Throughout the day, movement is always much more sporadic.
Food Aversions/Cravings: Nothing. All food is good food, as long as I don’t eat too much. There is just not enough space in my abdomen right now for a baby and multiple large meals.
Sleep: The past two weeks, I have just started to get up multiple times a night to use the bathroom. Luckily, I am able to fall asleep very fast after getting up, so I really haven’t noticed the break in sleep. I can’t seem to sleep past 7am or so, which is definitely a bummer. I’ll take what I can get though!
Stretch Marks: Nada!
Miss Anything?: I really miss easy running. I’m talking the mind clearing, easy breathing, easy runs. I haven’t had one of those since Memorial Day when I went on a run with my friend Meg. That is something I am really looking forward to come late spring.
Fun Things from the Week: We had a 4D Ultrasound last Thursday on my birthday, but unfortunately, had to reschedule. The baby is head down and facing my spine – great for later on with labor, but not so great for pictures. I was told to hydrate like crazy and drink something a little sugary before the next appointment, which we have today! Send us good vibes that we will be able to see his or her little face!
I also finally finished up the baby registry. Never in a million years would I think it to be so challenging to make one, but whoa! There are so many items to choose from, and not knowing the sex makes it even more difficult. All that matters is it is done and ready to go
Belly Button In or Out? Out, out, out for the world to see.
Wedding Rings on or off? On – the cold weather definitely helps that.
Happy or Moody? Happy, happy, happy. I really haven’t been affected by the moodiness, which I know Marcus it quite thankful for
New Baby Items: I bought myself a snazzy new diaper bag, which I just love! I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of it yet, but I’ll have to get one soon. Otherwise, we really haven’t purchased anything else. Not knowing the sex has made it pretty easy not to buy anything crazy.
Looking forward to: The 4D Ultrasound (today) and our birth class. It was supposed to be this weekend, but it looks like we are going to have to choose another date, as they had to cancel the session we signed up for. I am oddly excited for it.
Anyone else have trouble with the 4D Ultrasound and the baby not being in a good view?