During weeks 29-30 (month 7), the baby is about the size of a squash, or about 15.2 to 16.7 inches and about 2.5 to 3.8 lbs. Although she's already pretty big & cramped in there, her weight will triple by the time her due date rolls around. And she is gaining additional energy due to white fat depositing beneath her skin. She's definitely getting a workout in there - exercising by stretching & kicking - it's even beginning to hurt a little now, but nothing her mama can't handle! I had my 30 week doctor's appointment on Friday & I met with Dr. P this week. I really like her a lot! She gave me the pre-registration information for the hospital I'm going to be delivering at & she said that I could just turn it in during my hospital tour, which is scheduled for September 9th! She also checked the size of my belly, which is measuring right on track & she checked for the baby's heartbeat, which was a very normal 135-140 bpm. When the Dr. was trying to find the baby's heartbeat, she couldn't at first because the baby was wiggling around so much - she even kicked a few times for the Dr. to see! She is not a shy baby - she kicked/moved for two of my co-worker girlfriends & for my mom last week, haha! At the end of the appointment, I scheduled my next several appointments with my OB's office & it hit me just how close we are to meeting her - we ended up scheduling appointments through the end of my pregnancy! We even scheduled one for the week after my due date just in case. :o/ Hopefully we won't need that one, but we'll see.
To celebrate the 30 week milestone, I thought we'd go for a 3D/4D ultrasound this weekend, but Baby J was NOT having it at all! She had her arm up in front of her face the entire time. Urg. She moved for like 2 seconds & we got to see her yawn!! It was seriously SOOOOO adorable. I wish we could have seen more of her cute face, but she was being camera shy, so the 3D place is going to let us re-schedule to try once more. Needless to say, I have no pics of video to share. hmph. But, hopefully we'll have some good ones soon! I'm going to try to re-schedule for this week some time.
And now on to my 29 & 30 week bump shots. I still think I'm pretty small in comparison to some other pregnant women I have seen who are as far along as me (maybe it's all in my head?! My mom thinks it is!), but as long as the little one is doing good, that's all that matters!
BTW, sorry for missing out on this past week's 5QF - I am usually off or teleworking on Fridays, but this week I had to go in. As I'm sure I mentioned several times - this is our busiest time of year at my job, so I am constantly swamped at work! I have lots of great posts planned out in my head for this week, I just need to find the time to sit down & write them out. I'm counting down to the long weekend coming up!! I got the hubbs tickets to the VA Tech vs. Boise State game on Labor Day for our anniversary & we are super psyched to go! I need to find a cute VA Tech shirt for my pregnant belleh this week. :) 'Till next time!