Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks and Counting!


It's update time! It feels like forever since I wrote a pregnancy update, but then again, there's not really much to this whole pregnancy thing except waiting...and waiting..and waiting...and really, who wants to read about that?

But because some people (like my mom) actually do care about how I'm feeling and "progressing" as they say, I figured it couldn't hurt to share just a few things going on in my very pregnant life. 

1. We have hit the 30 week mark! There is no going back now! Okay, there was really never any going back, but something about being on the home stretch really makes this whole "we're having a baby" thing real. Some days I'm super excited about our sweet Ladybug. Other days I want to curl up and cry because I just don't think I can handle having a 15 month old and a newborn. I just do my best to remember that blessings and burdens often come in the same package, and that while the burden of caring for two little ones is temporary the blessings those children bring are eternal. I guess it's a fair trade off :)

And yes, this is a "belly picture". Do you know how awkward it is to just stand there and let someone take a side picture of you? Especially when that someone is your husband and doesn't quite understand the look you're going for. Nevertheless, here it is: My belly. 

You see it's much less awkward to climb into your sons ball pit and pose for pictures. It was slightly uncomfortable, and I did need help getting out, but Rooster thought it was hilarious! The things we do for the sake of our children (and cute pictures)!

2. One of the side effects of being in the 30's is the pesky inability to breathe.  I feel like I have a constant weight on my chest. Add any exercise or stress to that and I might just pass out! I am also finding it hard to carry Rooster around like I used to. With him clinging to my shoulders and a baby crowding my insides, my poor lungs have no chance. Carrying Rooster has also started to give my backaches which are no fun. It's just too much extra weight for this momma! I know I need to start working out to build those upper body muscles. I mean I am going to have to start toting a 30 lb infant seat in the near future. I'm just wondering how I'm supposed to workout if I can't breathe? It's a viscous cycle! 

3. While I might be having trouble exercising, I seem to have no trouble eating. At my last two doctor's appointment I had gained quite a big of extra weight. I vowed after that second appointment to "do better" at eating healthy and avoiding sugar. Well, I have done better, just not good enough. I'm pretty sure I've gained a few extra pounds this month too, but I've decided not to worry about it too much. Every baby is different, and each pregnancy has it's own challenges. My little girl just likes to eat! What can I say? She takes after her mother. 

4. Now, about my Rooster. If you've been around here long, you'll know that we've had a terrible time getting Rooster to sleep through the night...until now! A week ago we finally gave in and just let him cry. It was a rough week. We've tried the "cry it out" method halfheartedly before, but apparently halfhearted doesn't get the job done. You have to put your mean mommy face on and mean business, but it works! For the past two nights Rooster has slept from 9 pm- 7am with no crying. It's been amazing. I'm so excited about the prospect of peaceful nights and more sleep. At least until he starts teething!

So there you have it. My life in 600 words or less. I'm going to go take a nap now :)


  1. I loved your preggy story!! I remember those days well....and they are more fleeting than it probably seems to you right now. You mentioned the need to exercise and there is one that I did that prepared me for labor more than anything else. It was to squat with your feet flat on either side of your belly. That is it!! That prepares all those muscles down where you will need them strengthened.

    I also want to tell you that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!! I love your blog and just thought that I would try to encourage you. You probably have never heard of it, so you are welcome to hop on over to WholeHearted Home where I explain what it is all about. Blessings.

  2. Hi....just saw you on the modest mom blog...I am thirty weeks as well and due on Christmas Eve! I exersize laying on my back watching movies with my 2 1/2 year old daughter.....I get my weights and do upper body this way...I also have a mini trampoline that is fun to march in place, bounce,dance,play with my daughter...all in front of one of her movies of course...oh, and the squat.... preggy variation... against a wall with a small inflatable childs ball behind your back! pushups against a wall are an awesome upper body exersize too....hope this helps! Many blessings to you this week!

  3. Oh my goodness, you're so cute! I saw your link up on Modest Mom. :) I'm almost 23 weeks pregnant with my 6th daughter. I always struggle with eating too much while pregnant. It's those sweet little girls I tell you!! lol Hubby says that's why the old saying says they're made of sugar and spice and everything nice. It's because that's what mommy like to eat. hahaha *hugs*


  4. Yay for 30 weeks! Found you via My Pregnancy Journal.

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