I am 30 weeks pregnant!!! That means friends that I have less than 10 weeks left to go. I am about 6 1/2 months pregnant. CRAZY!!
I am starting to get those feelings of I just want to clean and organize the house all the time. It’s hard at the moment as we are still going through house remodeling. They are doing the downstairs floors this week. It should be all done this Friday!!!
I am super excited to have it all done so I can get my house back to normal and ready for baby M. Also, I am excited about our mom coming to visit us for a few days. We have some shopping and other things planned. Yay! Love when the parents come to visit.
Special moments over the weekend were Michelle taking some maternity pictures. I had a great time. I love that I will be able to look back at the photos to remember my first pregnancy.
We tried to get Jax in a few of them. He wasn’t being very cooperative.
When I get more of the photos edited I will share them.
The weather was not the greatest this past weekend, so we couldn’t do that many photos. We hope to try again another weekend.
I am definitely feeling pregnant now. My belly is getting big!
I finally found a ottoman for the rocker in the nursery. I got it from the Land of Nod. I wanted a little bit of color so I went with a aqua blue color. I love it.
Now I am in the mood to figure out how to best organize the nursery with clothes, books and toys. I have been pinning a few different things and looking on instagram for inspiration. So many great ideas now I just need to figure out what I want to do.
I love the shelf idea a lot. But also want a place to neatly store all the toys. I don’t have that much room in the nursery so I am trying to make the most out of the space we do have in the room.
PREGNANCY WEEK 30 UPDATE:
Current food cravings?
Nothing too crazy over here. I’m pretty much enjoying little bit of everything from sweet to savory. Loving it all. I have been on a big cacao nibs kick. I seem to sneak in bites of them everyday. Love the bitterness of them. Weird I know but it’s true. Similar cravings as last week.
Here is what I ate yesterday.
Started my day with my usual protein frosting mush with half caff bulletproof coffee. Love starting the day with protein and healthy fats. Baby M likes it too. Always kicking away after I eat this 😉 She must like her coconut oil too!
Lunch was half of this green juice.
After drinking the juice I enjoyed some raw spiralized zucchini, parsnip fries, and ground bison. I topped this meal with coconut oil and some ghee. And sea salt.
Late afternoon snack before my daily walk was coconut milk mixed with some gelatin, stevia and cacao nibs. And a few fresh figs!
New item that Michelle and I got from Whole Foods. We sprinkle it on some of our meals.
Dinner was plantain bread served with steamed broccoli, sautéed greens, half avocado, coconut oil and ghee. And felt like nutritional yeast so I sprinkled some on too.
Dessert was some mint coconut ice cream. YUM.
Belly still itching. My sleeping is decent. Still no fancy pillows. I seem to sleep better when I don’t add any extra pillows. I just sleep normally but favoring my left side. I am still going pee, have my diffuser going to help me sleep (currently I diffuse onguard and breathe). I have been experiencing random mood swings the past few days. I’ve been a little grumpy. Not sure what is going on there… damn hormones.
No bloating or any major swelling yet. No fatigue. My energy is fairly normal and I am still able to do most things without any issues.
My dreams are normal. Nothing too crazy or wild yet!
I am still wearing my wedding ring.
Don’t really see any new ones. I am not really looking though.
Nothing too major this week. Just the same that I mentioned a few weeks ago. Overall I am enjoying my 30 weeks.
How is your skin?
My skin is doing great! No major complaints! I am so happy with how well my skin is doing!! I am on cloud nine over here. As this is so huge for me. Coming from years and years of battling cystic acne and depression, I am overjoyed. Everyday I wake up telling myself how lucky I am and how I overcame adult acne! I feel I have more of the pregnancy glow that you here so much about. If you are interested in seeing how I take care of my face – click here to see my updated face wash.
How is digestion?
Digestion is doing great. I am having great bowel movements everyday. Sometimes I don’t ‘go’ in the morning like I usually do but then I tend to go later in the day. Huge improvement from years ago. I am so happy to have a great handle on my bowel movements during pregnancy.
Being constipated is not fun, especially during pregnancy. It has been a long battle to get where I am today and I am so proud of how well my body is doing. All the hard work is paying off 🙂
No extra gas or bloating either.
Total weight gain/loss?
Well I had a check up yesterday so I know how much I weigh. I have gained about 12-15 pounds. My doctor is very pleased with my weight and how everything is progressing.
My baby bump is growing right on target. And my blood pressure is great. Michelle and I have always had low blood pressure and during my pregnancy it still has been low. The doctor is always so impressed.
Baby bump action!
How’s baby M?
She is doing great!! Her heartbeat is 155. Nice and strong. This makes mama happy.
According to some online pregnancy sites she is about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds. Her brain is getting smarter by the minute. Crazy to think about.
She is still kicking away. Love those little kicks so much!
I am still kicking away each week in my daily workouts.
I am feeling strong and full of energy most days to do them.
NOW FOR MY PREGNANCY WORKOUTS FROM LAST WEEK:
If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come and join the purely fit pregnancy. Come workout with me every day and I promise to keep you strong and healthy during your pregnancy so you can bounce back afterwards. Promise I will keep it fun too.
Monday – active rest day
Tuesday – filmed purely training #71 upper body workout + 20 minute walk
Wednesday- filmed a new club workout a weight based full body routine + 20 minute walk
Thursday – filmed a new club plank cardio workout + 45 minute walk
Friday – filmed a new purely training #72 (coming this Monday) + 40 minute walk
Saturday – active rest day
Sunday – did purely weights #12 a leg workout found inside our online club + 45 minute walk
Overall my workouts are still going strong. No major complaints besides the fact I can’t do all the exercises like I used to. Michelle and I have been discussing how the workouts will probably be changing soon around here. We might start filming separate videos as my pace is slowing and I don’t want to hold Michelle back in her workouts.
Thanks as always for letting me share my first pregnancy journey with you. I am deeply honored to be sharing all the details with you. I can’t believe I have less than 10 weeks to go before baby M arrives!! Eeekk! Things are getting real around here. I finally signed up for a private birthing class at home and started to look at the other hospital classes for Gary and I to take to help prepare us as new parents. I feel like I have so much to do still, but feel like I am running out of time.
I haven’t talked that much about labor yet. I am trying my best to not over think it and realize my body knows what to do. To be honest at times I feel more nervous about breastfeeding than labor. I have read a few birthing books and started to write down some things I want to happen at labor. I am hoping for a natural birth. I will continue to share my thoughts and ideas here soon.
Any suggestions for organizing toys and books?
What classes are worth taking?
What were you feeling when you were at 30 weeks pregnant? Any funny stories?
What you are up to for today? Any fun plans this week or weekend? Do you like it when your parents come to visit?