I'm 30 weeks pregnant today and have exactly 9 weeks until we're due! Tomorrow I have a maternity check scheduled and I'm super excited to hear Mini's heartbeat and most of all, to book a final ultrasound to see how he's growing in there. In the beginning the doctors told me Mini might grow a bit slowly at the end because of a preggy condition I have. But between week 22-28 he grew super fast which made me worry less. But now again I have a feeling he might grow a bit slowly at this point, it's just my instincts but trust me, during pregnancy you get connected to your body and baby in a crazy way so even the weirdest instincts might be right. And therefor I'm happy we're gonna book a new ultrasound soon!
The baby: At this point he weighs around 1,4kg and is 40cm tall. From now on babies grow very differently depending on genetics and pregnancy conditions, but an average weight gain is 200g per week now! The baby is continuing to develop his lungs, brain and muscles and is getting stronger for each day. He can open his eyes and actually take in the environment at this point. The baby also drinks and pees around 0,5l each day.
Mommy: I'm tired about 24/7 haha. I sleep around 12 hours if I don't have to wake up at a certain time, but I wake up every or every second hour to pee also, which is pretty frustrating. So I can sleep for 12 hours but after being awake for an hour I'm so ready to go back to bed. I usually take a 1-2 hour nap sometimes during the day as well! So yup, sleeping is my main thing at this stage of pregnancy hehe.
I've gotten a milder version of my pregnancy nausea back. I've read that it's probably because the baby is getting so big that he pretty much squeezes my other organs which can be a bit uncomfortable and lead to nausea. And the body is also producing LOTS of hormons in the last trimester because the baby is growing so fast now. I just thought about how Mini was only 300g in week 20 at our ultrasound, and now he's 1,4kg and growing 200g each WEEK. So it's no wonder my body feels a bit out of balance!
I'm going to a physiotherapist now because of the body pains I'm having. I'm recommended not to walk more than maximum 30 minutes each day, which is hard and kind of restricting when it comes to doing things and going places. I do notice that my pains are less bad when I don't walk much but I also feel like I'm going crazy if I'm just gonna sit on the sofa for 9 more weeks.
I think I have a pretty calm baby: already from the very beginning and his first kicks I noticed that he definitely sleeps most of the time and moves around more than he actually kicks. And it has been like this since week 18 when I started feeling him every day. He has a very clear pattern that he sticks to most of the time but he's such a calm little boy. I'm in some pregnancy groups and can't relate to most mommies that have a tornado in their bellies 24/7. My mini moves around a bit every now and then during the day but actual KICKING only happens at 1-2 occasions a day. So even though I can feel him a lot he's just very careful and calm. Maybe he'll be that way when he arrives as well?!