All that baby’s been up to this week:
– Baby continues to produce the meconium that will make up her first few poops.
– Baby may be able to recognize my voice.
– Babies at this time are known to hiccup.
– Baby weights about 3.5lbs this week!
– Baby is probably going to gain about half a pound each week until her birthday as she grows.
– Baby’s immune system keeps improving, getting closer and closer to being able to defend itself on the outside.
– Baby keeps developing her muscles using all of the protein that I’m getting during the third trimester.
All that’s been going on with me:
Weight gained: I had a midwife appointment last Tuesday, and I found out I hadn’t gained anything since my previous appointment. This leaves my total weight gain at -8lbs. I wonder how much I’ll gain for the remaining 9 weeks?
Workouts: It’s too hot for all that…
Symptoms: I’m making even more frequent trips to the bathroom. Ugh! Additionally, I’ve become extremely heat intolerant and find myself out of breath doing even the simplest tasks. Another reason why I’m not working out. I do my best to stay indoors as much as possible because summer pregnancies are for the birds.
Movement: She’s still pretty calm in there, going stretches of time without even the smallest of movements. However, once she gets going, she rolls and rolls and rolls! She’s not much of a kicker.
Food Aversions: No aversions.
Food Cravings: Chicken fettucine alfredo!
Sleep: Now that I’m back in New York, I’ve been sleeping a lot more. Bella is still down South visiting family, so I don’t have anyone waking me up early in the morning.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: When I had my blood pressure taken during my midwife appointment, it was really high – about 125/108. The medical assistant waited a minute or two and did my blood pressure again, and it was much better – about 95/60. I blame the stress caused by the heat.
My midwife told me that baby is head down, and that my fluid is great. She went over my bloodwork from my gestational diabetes test, and I found out that my iron levels are low. Barely low. My levels are at 11.5, and they should be over 12.
I have an ultrasound appointment scheduled on Wednesday to take a better look at baby’s heart. Baby wasn’t in a good position during my anatomy scan, and the sonographer was unable to capture decent photos of it.
Belly Button In or Out: It’s flat.
Happy or Moody: I’ve been pretty happy this week, as long as I stay indoors.
New Baby Items: I ordered a Minnie Mouse travel system! It should be here in a few days. I’m excited to see what it looks like in person since I purchased it from Amazon. It certainly looked adorable in photos!
Looking Forward To: Baby’s 4D ultrasound on July 31st!
See you at 31 weeks!