Pregnancy – Week 30

Had our doc visit. All is well with both mommy and baby. Weight hasn’t changed much since the visit 2 weeks ago 140 lbs. = 63.5 kg. Total weight gain so far is 12 lbs. = 5.4 kg.

Anya is kicking strongly and most of the time she is more or less head down. It’s fun to watch my stomach move as she moves around. Hiccups are getting stronger too. Now that I know what they feel like (rhythmic kicks), I started to notice them more often.

My body is producing lots of relaxant hormones. I can feel it in my pelvic joints, especially after a walk or workout. Nonetheless, I still exercise 3-5 times per week. This could play a major role in why I’m not gaining too much weight.

Feeling light nausea when I get hungry. I get hungry a bit more often now as I start 3rd trimester. However, no puking. Eating helps relieve nausea.

Regular bowel movements every morning. Feeling some tightness in lower abdomen when I wake up. There’s just not enough space inside if me for everything. :-) Baby is starting to press more on the bladder, so I get to run to the bathroom every hour but hardly anything comes out. :-) Fun! LOL

A bit more pressure on my veins in the legs too… Trying to keep my feet up when I can to help blood flow.

Sleeping on the right side is getting trickier as my right leg starts to get numb after a while. So left side only as they write in books seems to be a natural choice.

Anna has moved into my lower stomach. I can feel all of the hiccups and kicks near my pelvis. When I walk I also sometimes feel sharp needle pain going down my vagina. Baby must be pressing on a nerve.

I accidentally washed Sergey’s car keys with the clothes… Oops! Luckily, we dried them and they still work. Phew! Note to self: check all pockets thoroughly before washing clothes!

Sunday morning I hugged Sergey. My stomach was tightly pressing against his back. Anna had hiccups and Sergey felt them through our body contact! :-) It’s sweet that he was able to experience it. :-)

Sergey has left for Las Vegas to start his new job on Monday, April 1. We will be joining him after baby is born. But he and I will go see each other over weekends. It’s not fun, but life sometimes throws curveballs at us. We will be just fine! :-)

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