Today I am completing my 30th week of pregnancy. This pregnancy by far, has seemed to go by the quickest. Of course, not finding out you are pregnant until you are 10 weeks along definitely helped!
The belly is continuing to grow at an obnoxious rate. I’m at the point where I keep thinking, will these maternity clothes really fit me the entire pregnancy? If this is my last pregnancy, I will for sure have plenty of maternity apparel to pass along to whoever. My daughter tells me at least twice a week how big I am, which makes me self-conscious. Then I realize I am getting upset at the words of an 8-year old, and try to bring myself back.
Pimples, blotchy-ness and absolute ZERO pregnancy glow – my skin has turned to absolute CRAP.
In positive news, I am down to just 2 and a half months. The maternity leave plan is in the works. The baby’s nursery will hopefully start coming together this weekend. And really despite crazy hormones, I can happily say that this pregnancy has been so much easier than the others.
According to Babble – my 30 week old baby is the size of a cabbage.
While your brain might seem to be on hiatus, your baby’s brain is expanding by the day, taking on new functions like temperature regulation. This week, the brain is starting to get that wrinkly, indented look, which will help the brain tissue expand as the baby develops into adulthood. Besides the brain, your baby’s body is continuing to grow — now at just over 3 pounds and 17 inches long.
Keep up with your body: Babble’s Week by Week Pregnancy Guide!