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!
i felt the baby move, really move, for the first time last night. i have felt little flutters or pops here and there before, but last night it was unmistakable. it felt like a big ball rolling in my abdomen. it rolled twice and was done. not long after this, i felt a few little pops, and i tapped my stomach in response. the baby gave me one good tap back. i'm going to consider this our first conversation.
i think travis may be feeling a little jealous that he can't feel the baby yet. these movements feel crazy strong to me, but they are not yet large enough to feel or see on the outside. i told him it's probably only a matter of a few weeks now, and that seemed to make him feel better.
we've started reading to the baby at night. yesterday travis read where the wild things are and cuddled with my belly for a while. it was a nice end to a wonderful day together. tonight he's reading:
both of the aforementioned books are my copies from when i was younger. now they officially belong to my child. it's incredible.