25 November 2013

30 Weeks!

Well I hit 30 weeks last Thursday, and OMG.  I can't believe it.  Less than 9 weeks to go now until my family is complete :)


Overall, I'm feeling okay.  Just really tired and achy.  My belly is killing me and if I try to do too much, my body lets me know. I'll get bad contractions like whoa.  But baby girl is still doing amazing in there! 

I have weekly biophysical profiles (BPPs) now, so I get to see my sweet pea quite often.  For those that don't know, a BPP is an ultrasound that includes a nonstress test and tasks that the baby must successfully complete within a 30 minute time frame.  The tasks include: fetal movement, fetal tone, practice breathing, amniotic fluid volume and fetal heart rate. Failure to complete these tasks will result in a fun little trip to L&D. Woo hoo!

My first BPP last week took the entire 30 minutes because homegirl did not want to do her final task of practice breathing. She seriously waited until minute 29 of 30.  I was in the middle of talking to the tech about what will happen when I head to L&D when she FINALLY got her stuff together.  

And immediately after?  This.

Hand on the forehead.  She has it so hard, right?

So at my 2nd BPP on Friday morning, I was ready to be there the entire 30 minutes (and possibly head to L&D after).  However, I was in and out of there in 4 minutes.  Seriously.  She took 4 minutes to complete all 5 tasks, including the practice breathing... and all while having hiccups too!  I didn't even get a picture of her because she was so fast!  Awesome.  I had weekly BPPs in 3rd tri with Reid as well and he was always done in like 10 minutes, so I'm glad she's getting a little faster too.  

We'll see how it goes next week though... I have a feeling she wants to do things on her own time. ;)

Pregnancy: 30 weeks  

Weight Gain: 24 pounds

Sleep: Getting better!  Reid is finally sleeping again so that means I have too!  I still need to wake up to either pee or take Tums {good times!} but I'm sleeping pretty well overall.  This week, anyway ;)
  
Gender: It's a GIRL!  {Check out the reveal post.}

Name: Emerson Mae {Check out my original name post here and the reveal post here.}

Feeling: Fine.  Tired and achy, but fine. 

Health:  Great!  Baby girl looks good, BP has been steady. My fluid levels were high 2 weeks ago, but the past 2 BPPs showed fluid levels within the normal range (but still on the high side).  They'll continue to be checked weekly.
 
MFM still wants to me take the 3 hour GTT test due to my high fluid levels, however I talked to my OB last week and she said we'll hold off for now considering I passed the 1 hour TWICE this pregnancy.  Higher fluid levels could mean gestational diabetes, but I've never had it before and my fluid levels were high in my previous pregnancies as well.  I just have big monster babies... that's it. :)

Movement: Baby girl is 100% my most active baby.  She moves constantly.  She really responds to the kids voices as well... they love talking to her and feeling her move.  They're getting really excited about their new little sister!!

Belly: Measuring 4 weeks ahead now.  NBD.
 
For reference, here are my side-by-side weekly belly pics with Reid and my first 20 weeks with Emmie Mae. 

Next Appointment: OB Appointment & MFM Biophysical Profile Ultrasound: Wednesday, November 27th at 30w6d.

4 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Awwww. So adorable!! Can't believe you are 30 weeks already!

Tanya said...

How can you see on the screen that they practice breathing? I know they do, but never saw that...

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

so exciting! You look wonderful! Glowing! x

CheersandBlues said...

That is so great! The best experience i had in my life!
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