How far along? 30 weeks. Only 10 to go!
Weight gain: Fifteen to eighteen pounds depending on the day - we have really caught up!
Cravings: Clementines, guacamole, and warm cookies with milk
Anything making me nauseas/queasy? Not at all!
Stretch marks: No! But I had the biggest scare after one of our Christmas parties last week. I had come home from work, showered and gotten ready, and then gone to a party for some of Corey's clients. I was wearing a black dress and maternity tights and had just reapplied my Bio Oil and Belly Butter before leaving. It was so late when I got home and I'd slipped into my pajamas in my closet then went into the bathroom to wash my face and looked in the mirror and I had a long, deep line running from the top of my belly to the bottom. I completely freaked out because I was sure it was a stretch mark. Closer investigation showed there was one on the other side also and that it was in the exact spot where the seam of my tights had been! Ha!
Maternity clothes: Yes. Aside from a few long tunics, Pikos, and flowy dresses, I am wearing exclusively maternity clothes.
Wedding rings on/off: On. I added this one this time because I am starting to have swelling in my feet and legs so hands might be coming?
Sleep: Hit or miss. I need to wake up several times a night to go to the restroom and have a hard time getting comfortable. Tons of lower back pain after I have been asleep for any length of time. I just keep telling myself in 11 weeks or less I can sleep on my back again.
Exercise: I'm still walking and doing 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme yoga. I just feel like my muscle definition is totally gone and want to get back to normal with working out.
Movement: Yes! Mornings around 10, mid afternoon, and evenings are her most active time. I have an anterior placenta so not all movements can be felt on the outside yet although Corey is able to finally feel some of them! We went to see the Hunger Games and she kicked almost the entire time so Corey had so much fun laying his hand on my belly and feeling them. It may have been more exciting for him than the actual movie.
Gender: Baby W is still a little girl - at least to our knowledge! We are having a 3D ultrasound for fun right after Christmas.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, bigger boobs, heightened sense of smell. Occasional sciatic pain and round ligament pain. A little bit of swelling if I didn't have a chance to sit down at work. We've had a couple instances where I could only get one boot on...or off. No swelling in my face or hands yet though, thankfully.
Best moment this month: Continuing to work on the nursery. It is so fun to prepare it for her. Also, decorating for Christmas knowing there will be four stockings next year (Riley has one of course) and going shopping for her with my mother-in-law while in Florida for Thanksgiving.
Worst moment this month: I really can't think of one. It's been a good month. There have been a few really stressful days due to this being a busy time at work but I have no serious complaints.
Looking forward to: Sharing her name with you all, Christmas, and baby showers in January.