Monday, November 30, 2009

30 Weeks!

and 100 pounds later.... Okay, so maybe I'm prone to exaggeration, but everything on my person looks larger than life these days. The face, buttocks, thighs- big, bigger, and biggest. I think my jaw line is being kidnapped by pregnancy fatness. But I won't freak until I start developing stretch marks on my face. And why does my ass look like it's the same size as my monstrous belly? I demand an explanation!

Oh, and I think we may need to rethink the timing of my shower. This picture is shower- and makeup-free. Um, almost got a headless belly picture this week. The Man Face is out in all its pregnant glory today!

How far along? 30 Weeks! Fuck yeah!
Total weight gain/loss: Saturday I was up 42 pounds. What happened to one pound/week in the third trimester???? I blame holiday overindulgence. Damn you pumpkin pie....
Maternity clothes? I'm pretty much in pajamas all day. See manly pudge picture for reference.
Stretch marks? This is my one redeeming, shining glory of vanity. I may have an ass the size of Mount Rushmore, but my belly is smooth and blemish-free
Sleep: Not so good. Some nights are better than others. The other night I could've sworn I had a contraction every time I rolled over. FML.
Movement: A hell of a lot. They actually make my stomach tender from all that punching, kicking, flipping, and tootsy-rolling

Food cravings: Anything at all. If it's close to my mouth, I will devour it in record time. Wait? Was I questioning where all these extra pounds are coming from? Maybe I'm in Grade-A Denial. Like those obese people who haven't been out of bed in years and swear they're eating healthy when in fact they just inhaled 5 Big Macs in a single breath.
Gender: A boy and a girl
Labor Signs: Contractions. All.the.time. I track them and I usually fall at 2-4 hour. When I inch up to 6-7, I pop a pill (Nifedipine for all you medical peeps out there)
What I miss: A lot. Freedom, shaving my own legs, feeling like pregnancy is a magical world of rainbows, puppies, and fertile fairies. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here's an abbreviated list of things I'm grateful for: I'm thankful for being pregnancy each day, my kick-ass husband, ridiculously amazing friends, family, and acquaintances (and seriously- I'm a terrible friend in comparison), being home for the holiday, sleeping in my own bed, and cuddling with my puppy.
What I am looking forward to: Getting through tomorrow's doctor's appointment and FFT results without landing my butt back in the hospital (fingers crossed)
Milestones: Getting into the thirties, Staying home for a week without giving birth. (On a side note- they have that show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" on tv in the hospital. I saw 3, yes 3, stories of women giving birth in the toilet)


  1. YAY for hitting 30 weeks!! Hang in there babies!!!

  2. I'm so sorry you've had such a stressful couple of weeks! Congratulations on making it this far and I'm keeping you in my thoughts that those babies stay put for a long while. And, I think you look amazing - like one of those lucky people who only look pregnant when seeing the front/side view. I know I'll end up looking like Violet after chewing the gum.

  3. I think you look fantastic! Stay put, babies!

  4. Just thought I'd see how you are doing. I hope the babies are still baking. Thinking lots of good thoughts for you!

    WineCat (nestie)