How Far Along: 30 weeks
Size of baby: I've seen head of cabbage and cucumber- but regardless of the veggie, the length is about 16 inches and 3 lbs.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Two Thursdays ago I took my glucose test and weighed myself before I left- it was 128. I'm guessing my dr appointment on Tuesday will show 129.
Maternity Clothes: Yes. You've seen me, right?
Gender: Elyse Ann is on her way! (see, it's questions like these last two that make me glad I'm only doing this every other week, as opposed to every week.)
Movement: Girlfriend is so busy. Both kids have been able to feel her at this point. Luke now asks frequently when I'm around if she's moving or if she's sleeping. He's really enjoyed watching her little body glide under my skin and feeling her bump. And just two nights ago I was rocking Evan, with her pressed up against me belly to belly (can I just tell you how comfortable that was? Ug. I couldn't breath.) Elyse didn't appreciate Sissy pressed up against her like that and was pushing back. Evan sat up and giggling, patted her tummy and said "I feel it!". I died.
Sleep: Not great. My hips still hurt, the bathroom trips are frequent, and the sneezing got so bad I finally had to try allergy meds again. It helps some, but not a ton.
What I miss: Being comfortable in my own skin.
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks have stayed at one or two a day. The stretching under my belly comes and goes. And I'm tired. So tired. Some of it is related to the lack of good sleep, but I also keep reading that its very common to get tired again in the third trimester.
Best Moment this week Probably the stories I mentioned in the movement section on the kids feeling her. They are both so excited for their sister to get here!
And now here is a fun comparison... the weeks are 31,31, and 30. I feel like there was major differences in the beginning, but at this point I seem to have caught up and my belly looks similar!
Luke at 31 weeks (no link, I didn't blog then)
Evan at 31 weeks
Elyse at 30 weeks