Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Better Late Than Never Bumpdate :: Thirty Weeks :: Omgah!


Strapless Maternity Maxi via A Pea in the Pod 2010

Also of note: I "turned" 30 weeks on Friday, April 13th, so this post is a bit overdue.


Total Weight Gained?: Nearing the 30lb mark, if I haven't already hurdled beyond it. At my last visit, my doctor asked, "do you eat a lot of carbs?" And I had to do everything in my power not to lash out and smack him upside the head. Yes, fool, I do love some carbs. However, my family eats rather healthy and I do chase a toddler around all day. I gained 49lbs. during my pregnancy with Carter and no one batted an eyelash. It may have taken a year, but I lost it all shortly before peeing on yet another pregnancy stick. I gain 30lbs. with M2 and suddenly we need to have the "weight talk?" Pish posh.  

Sleep: Other than having to get up a couple of times per night to tinkle and a couple of times to switch positions because of the stiffness in my hips, it's not too bad. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

Please, the next time my husband begs for Baby Number 3, remind me of the horrendous hip pain and atrocious heartburn. I somehow overlooked both of these things as I eagerly hopped aboard the Baby Number 2 train. 

Best Moment of the Week? Seeing M2's sweet little face during my growth scan and learning that he's in the 50-something growth percentile and right on track to be an "average-sized" baby. Keep in mind the doctors said the same thing about C-face and he was born 9lbs. 10oz. Also, we picked a name AND a birthday! It was quite a week around these parts! M2's initials will be MAM and his birthday (if all goes as planned, of course) will be 6/18/12!

Movement? All the time. It's actually quite Alien-esque to watch feet and knees roll across my belly.   

Food Craving? Really, really ice cold drinks in my Tervis Tumbler. Iced coffee. Smoothies.

What I miss? Once again, in the spirit of full disclosure, I miss non-pregnant clothes. Being skinny. And drinking and ice cold beer (or three). I also miss being able to walk up and down stairs without huffing and puffing. 

What I'm looking forward to: The nursery has been painted and the chair rail has gone up! Next up? The rail will be puttied and primed and painted and Carter's crib will come down and be moved to the new nursery! This means it's ALMOST Big Boy Bed time! Hopefully sometime this week we'll begin the transition! Eeeeek! 

41 comments :

  1. You look absolutely FANTASTIC! Yay for picking a name ... Praying the husby and I can agree on something sometime in the next century! SO HARD!!!

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  2. seriously girl you are sooo adorable even at 30 weeks :)

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  3. Bitch, please! 30 lbs? I'd have smacked him :) My midwife told me to "aim for 30" and didn't care a bit when I flew past it. She said if I was moving enough & eating well that the amount of weight I gained was largely dependent on my body type. You look phenomenal, and I'd like to remind your doc that Carter plus placenta was, like, half of your preggo pounds!

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  4. When I saw MAM the first M name that came to mind was Michael, but then I said nah, maybe Micah. But now I'm sure that's a good fit either.

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  5. I thought of Micah when I saw MAM, so I'm putting it out there.

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  6. When I saw MAM the first M name that came to mind was Michael, but then I said nah, maybe Micah. But now I'm sure that's a good fit either.

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  7. I love you and your bumpcake! So precious and you look beautiful.

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  8. You are such a cute prego and you look great!!

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  9. I'm right there with you on the weight gain thing. Last time I gained 49 exactly...I refuse to say 50, he he. This time I'm right around 45 and I have 5 weeks to go. I think some bodies just gain no matter what. I also chase a toddler, work full time, and workout 4-5 times a week, I do eat far too many carbs but like you said pish posh, whatever.

    Mine came off pretty easily last time, I think from nursing and pumping, I'm really hoping that happens this time too.

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  10. You look ah-mazing! Little bump is PRECIOUS!! Mine was just all over haha

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  11. MAM!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!

    I had the same hip pain and heart burn. The amazing thing though....both stopped IMEDIATELY upon delivering! Zantac 150 is your friend!

    You look so beautiful momma!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

    xoxoxoxox

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  12. You look great! I've been having some major hip pain at night too. And also with the super cold drinks. I am trying to limit my iced latte intake but man they are so good!

    I am dying to hear what M2's name is! :)

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  13. Male doctors should never be able to commet on pregnancy weight gain...I would have slapped him too! You look FABULOUS and are gaining weight for your healthy baby boy!! And don't worry it will all come off again!

    Hope you are able to enjoy these next 10 weeks....AHHH that's it!! Can't wait!

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  14. You're one hot momma and looking fabulous! I wish I could rock that maxi dress not pregnant, nevermind rocking it with a cute bump like you! :o)

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  15. Eek! You look beautiful. :) I can't believe it's been 30 weeks already...holy moly.

    And I've been curious (and haven't done research) about how a 2nd scheduled c-section works. So, you scheduled it at 30 weeks?

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  16. Seriously?!? You look so freaking cute!

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  17. The nerve of your doctor - seriously! Mind you, your carbs craving and comment may be why I've already gained 6 lbs at only 12 weeks! I gained 38 lbs with my first pregnancy, 9 lbs the first 20 weeks and the last 8 lbs in the last week! I don't really care about my weight, it's just confusing. Actually with my BMI my doc said it would be "okay" for me to gain 60 lbs! CRAZY! You look great, don't listen to your, no offense, lame-ass doctors weight comment. I woulda gave him a mental slap too!

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  18. You are almost there!! 10 more weeks!! You look great, btw!!

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  19. Man alive you are one hot preggo lady. No wonder that man was hitting on you a couple weeks back! ha LOVE that dress.

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  20. I loved that picture yesterday when you posted it in Instagram. You are way too cute preggers.. You may need to pop out like 6 more little babes! ;)

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  21. Girl - i LOVE the dress - and the nail polish! Reminds me of mine - so I'll just take the inspiration credit, thanks! LOL! Looking awesome as always!

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  22. First off you are freaking HOT, total MILF status mama!! Secondly as your friendly former labor nurse friend, slap that doc the next time you see him ok? He is full of shit and 30 lbs at 30 weeks is perfect!! You grow big boys and there is nothing wrong with that!!! Sooo excited for M2's arrival! 2 months from today!!!!

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  23. You are so cute at 30 weeks and yay for choosing a name.

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  24. Gosh you are pretty much the cutest preggo lady EVAR! And dude, isn't it crazy how we forget about all the nasty pregnancy symptoms (like heartburn and hip/back pain...etc.). Then when you get pregnant again you're like "oooh yeah, this SUCKS!" But at the same time - it's all totally worth it :-)

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  25. Looking good Momma! Big boy time soon! Yay!

    Can't wait to see the rooms ;)

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  26. I can only pray I look as great as you when I'm pregnant! Ha! You look AMAZING! Yay for picking a name and birthday!

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  27. You look great! And I can't wait to see the nursery come together!

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  28. you look amazing!! i feel your pain in the hip and heartburn department. you mean it doesn't get easier as the weeks go by. how did i fail to remember that from the first time round??

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  29. ohmygosh, how are you 30 weeks already! you look great!

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  30. you look great lady. and holy boobies. those things better disappear or m3 will be here before we know it ;)

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  31. oh, so many exciting things! :) and you look beautiful! so cute!!

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  32. You look awesome! And I totally understand missing beer! I would too:)

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  33. Umm hello you look gorgeous! I cannot believe you are already 30 weeks! Eeek! M2 will be here before you know it!

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  34. "yes fool I love carbs" had me dying. You look SO damn cute in that dress. I need it. And am kind of jealous that it was from TWO YEARS AGO.

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  35. You look gorgeous girl, I hope I look that good when I'm preggers.

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  36. Girl, you look AMAZING! I was already a swollen mess at 30 weeks.

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  37. You look so beautiful - that dress fits you perfectly!

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  38. You look amazing!!! Soo cute :)

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