How far along: 30 weeks…only 10 weeks (or less) to go!
Baby Size: A butternut squash (17 inches, 3.1 pounds).
Weight gain: 23 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Finally able to wear the dress (in my bump picture) my mom bought me over Thanksgiving from GAP maternity. Love the springy color! Glad I have this in two colors!
Stretch marks: Recently changed up my oil routine and believe I’ve avoided any stretching, but we’ll see after birth.
Sleep: Much better this week actually!
Best moment this week: Nesting and spending time with friends.
Looking forward to: Our doctor’s appointment this afternoon for our routine check up, decorating for spring, cadbury eggs and Charlie’s birthday this weekend!
Food cravings: French fries and orange juice (with lots of pulp).
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Labor Signs: Still no.
What I miss: Getting around easier!
Symptoms: Back pain…and lots of it. I’ve been confined to a heating pad and resting on the couch every day after work recently. And if I’m on my feet for more than an hour running around my upper back will basically go out on me until I lay down. I knew back pain was coming…but this is no joke.
Nursery: Our rug arrived and I absolutely love the way it looks in the nursery. We also picked up Caroline’s refinished dresser! A detailed nursery post to come!
Belly Button in or out? About halfway in still, but becoming very sensitive.
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Mood: Tired but excited for these last 10 weeks to fly by.
Workouts: 3 trips to the gym, once for cardio funk. I am loving this new 10 minute (pregnancy safe) arm workout routine I found to get my arms in shape for holding the baby! Hopefully I’ll stick to this a few times a week since my arms could definitely use some help before tank top season!
Prayer for Caroline:
Dear Lord, I praise you for this home stretch in my pregnancy. Help me apply Hebrews 12:1 where it says “let us run with patience the race that is set before us” as I endure various pregnancy discomforts because I know that it will all be worth it when I hold Caroline in my arms. Please continue to help my baby grow strong in every way, and continue to help me take the time to be healthy and exercise. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
For I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am in. – Philippians 4:11
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