30 weeks. Holy smokes, Batman. Can you believe we are only SIX WEEKS from this baby being full term?!
Your baby’s about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after she’s born, she’ll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.) (via Baby Center)
As of Thursday, I’ve gained 28 pounds. Again, I anticipate that I’ll gain between 5-8 more between now and the time Jonah arrives; assuming he comes early like his brother did.
Back to not sleeping so well this week. I’m hoping that last week wasn’t a fluke, but who knows? Had a hard time getting comfortable this week. I’m guessing Jonah’s going through another little growth spurt because my stomach has been achy and it’s been nearly impossible to get and stay comfortable. Lots of pressure on my lungs, making it harder to breath (especially at night). And the belly is getting huge, so rolling from one side to the other is physically painful.
Had my latest checkup and found out that not only did I pass my Glucose Test, but the doctor also thinks that Jonah may have flipped himself over so that he’s no longer breech. She’s not positive yet because he’s still tiny, but here’s hoping. I’m really not looking forward to having a C-Section if that circumstance arises. Other than that, he’s measuring right on schedule.
I realized the other day that I haven’t even talked about baby boy’s movement in these posts. This boy is active. I mean, 100 times more active on the inside than his big brother was. Noah was a wiggler no doubt, but Jonah is a kicker…a puncher…a roller. I’m amazed every day at the things he seems to have going on in there. I mentioned when we had our ultrasound that he was kicking and stretching his legs all over the place. Now that he’s bigger, I feel every bit of it. I can pretty clearly make out his two little feet tapping and jabbing my insides. He tends to kick in the same spot, so I am almost positive that I have an internal bruise on my left side, under my chest where his foot seems permanently wedged. His most active time seems to be between 9:00 and 10:00 every night. The husband and I get tickled because that’s usually around the time we attempt to get some sleep…and he’s just waking up for the party. Here’s hoping that changes.
Baby Boy!! Did you guys see the photos from our Gender Reveal Party?!
Not having to get up three+ times per night to pee. Though, I know it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.
Thursday, September 27. We’re down to two week appointments now!
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