how far along?: 30 weeks!
total weight gain: as of my appointment last thursday it was 10 pounds
stretch marks?: there are none so far on my belly or thighs!
sleep: it's been inconsistent. some nights i'll get 4 or 5 straight hours before my bladder wakes me up. other nights i feel as if i make a trip to the bathroom every hour or so! the calf cramps don't help things either!
best moment this week: we picked out a TON of books the fill the nursery bookshelves! more on that later.
movement: i feel her throughout the day here and there. night time is a horse of a different color! she moves ALL. NIGHT. LONG. she also gets the hiccups at least once a day, sometimes more.
food cravings: nothing overwhelming
gender: she's still a girl, i hope. our last ultrasound was at 19 weeks and i'm not sure if we have another. i really hope there are no surprises on delivery day!
labor signs: none. thank goodness.
bellybutton in or out?: it's still in most of the time, but very s t r e t c h e d out. every once in a while, when i move a certain way, it pops out! this has caused it to become a bit irritated and sore.
what i miss: i miss bending over without getting stabbing pains in my ribs. i also miss wearing shoes with laces and french fries (stupid gallbladder).
what i am looking forward to: i can't wait to get her nursery done! other than that, travis and i are expecting visits from both sets of sylvie's grandparents in the coming month. i am also look forward to our childbirth classes. we are doing a condensed one-day class at our local hospital as well the hypnobabies home study course. call me crazy, but i'm still very much looking forward to labor and delivery! we can't wait to meet our girl!
weekly wisdom: S L O W D O W N. i am a very get-up-and-go sort of person. this has not been easy for me to learn. no matter how much i wanted to get done today, i had to take it easy. i worked, on my feet all day, the last 4 days in a row. i'm still learning how to take the time to relax and do nothing.
milestones: we are 3/4 of the way there! we are also planning to get her crib put together later this week.
now that that's out of the way, i can tell you about all of the wonderful books we picked out for sylvie today! i think we managed to get a good mix of classics and some new favorites.
SYLVIE'S READING LIST:
-animalia by graeme base
-love you forever by robert munsch
-the mixed-up chameleon by eric carle
-brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by bill martin jr. and eric carle
-good dog, carl by alexandra day
-goodnight moon and the runaway bunny by margaret wise brown
-harold and the purple crayon by crockett johnson
-the story of ferdinand by munro leaf
-olivia by ian falconer
-chicka chicka boom boom by bill martin jr. and john archambault
-in the night kitchen by maurice sendak
-the poky little puppy by janette sebring lowrey
-a good day by kevin henkes
-how do dinosaurs love their dogs? by jane yolen and mark teague
-my first winnie-the-pooh library, collection of five classic pooh baby board books inspired by a.a. milne
we also purchased all of the books i mentioned in yesterday's post as well as a small classic piglet stuffed animal. i would say our shopping trip was a success! i can't wait to read to our sylvie.
thank you so much for all of your votes! make sure to check back tomorrow for a 30 week bump picture. this belly of mine's getting bigger!
as promised, here are some 30 week bump pictures. i even dressed up today! you will rarely find me in a dress unless there's a special occasion going on or it's scorching hot outside. in today's case, it was the latter. south central indiana is a swelteringly humid 98 degrees with a heat index of almost 110. the only article of clothing i wear less than dresses is shorts. I HATE SHORTS and pants were not an option today. plus, i'm enjoying this pre-pregnancy dress while it still (sort of) fits.
as i said yesterday, this bump of mine is getting BIG. our little girl is still head down, facing my back. her feet are lodged in my ribs, which is only uncomfortable when i sleep, sit, bend over or breathe deeply. no biggie. she's healthy. i'm healthy. travis and auggie doggie are healthy. all is well here.
tomorrow travis and i are going to babies r us to take advantage of the wonderful combination that is coupons+gift cards. we also have a gift card to target that needs our attention. we're planning to buy some of the smaller essential items that we didn't get for our shower, such as a changing pad and cover and a few fitted crib sheets. exciting!
it's really beginning to feel like crunch time around here. i couldn't sleep last night just thinking about everything we have left to do before sylvie's arrival. she could be here, full term and perfectly healthy, in as little as 7 weeks. 7 WEEKS. say what?! the second trimester flew by and we're already well into the third. what happened to all that time? riddle me that, time bandit(s)! side note: the best/worst movie ever.
speaking of time, it is now dinner time. ME WANT FOOD. happy wednesday! xoxo.