Guys, I still have NOTHING to blog about.
I just had a baby shower in NYC, I should blog about that. I just took another flight while 29 weeks pregnant and I hated every moment of it, I should blog about that. I have a nursery theme finally, I should blog about that. But I've got NOTHING. The posts will not flow, I can't put anything together.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS UP.
But until I can get a blog post out of my head and onto the computer screen I guess we're just gonna keep bumpdating away.
So here we go.
Everyone always says how quickly the 9 months of pregnancy fly by ( it's really 10 months!).
I used to think they were full of shit.
Especially after those first 12 weeks DRAGGED on. And I had to do them twice.
Longest 12 weeks of my life...twice.
But...I must admit, since 12 weeks, the time has flown by.
It's June already and I'm due in August.
There are only 10 weeks left!
Baby is almost cooked.
How far along: 30 Weeks
Weight Gain: Traveling constipation hit with a vengeance while in NYC and I thought I had gained 4 lbs. in one week. Once I was back home on Tuesday and my body finally decided it was ok to poop in the comfort of my own home, I'm back down to where I was last week at 139...so, I pooped out 4 lbs and I am still up 17 lbs total.
What's Up With My Body: Oh dear god the traveling constipation was HORRIBLE. I left Friday, luckily pooped before the plane ride and then...NOTHING. I had to wait all the way until Tuesday when we returned to poop out the 4 lbs I gained while eating nothing but crap the whole time I was in NYC. DELICIOUS CRAP by the way, but there was a lot of pasta and bread involved in the weekend. On day 2 I started the constipation tricks and tried them ALL before I returned home. Oranges, kiwis, dates, prunes, oatmeal, aloe, chia seeds, roughage, I did it all...with nothing. Oh so thankfully this was the kind of constipation in which you just don't have the urge to go at all. I call it traveling constipation as it seems to happen whether I'm pregnant or not. It had been 3 days but I had no cramping or uncomfortableness, THANK GOD. And it doesn't seem to be a return of constipation as all is back to normal now that I am home.
Sleeping in hotel beds and friends beds and other beds that were not my own definitely left me with some sore hips over the weekend. They felt better sleeping in my own bed last night, but they definitely bothered me more than normal. I'm hoping this is not a symptom that is here to stay and I just need another day or two in my own bed for my hips to feel better again.
I have a stretch mark. On the underside of my left boob. To give credence to the genetic link to stretch marks, this is the only place that my mother and sister got stretch marks in their pregnancies also. My boobs have not grown since 15 weeks, we're holding steady with our D cups, but out of nowhere...a stretch mark. No, I don't use lotion or oil on a regular basis to avoid stretch marks because I don't believe you can avoid them if you're going to get them. Still none on the belly.
And the top of my belly button officially sticks out. Not the whole thing, just the top.
Emotions: I'm a wreck. It's impossible not to cry...over nothing. I was on the plane heading home, I hadn't pooped in 4 days and my media player wouldn't play...i got so upset I started crying. Yes, constipation and crap technology made me cry. It's awesome, I love being so in control of my emotions.
Gender: I am still pretty set on girl for this kid BUT I had another baby boy dream. I think that's 2 for boy and 1 for girl...and I still call it a 'he'.
Damn, I was trying to show you guys the belly button, but you really can't see it in this piccie!