I am so sorry I missed a week of writing but we have been extremely busy these last two weeks. So let me catch y’all up real quick. I am currently 30 weeks 1 day as I type this blog. WoW! What a relief! I am loving every bit of my pregnancy too. I am literally in the 30’s as far as weeks. This is the home stretch!
I still have no new symptoms. Constipation still gets the best of me sometimes. But I have a trick up my sleeve for it aka prune juice or magnesium calm powder. Heartburn sneaks its way up on me some nights and I damn near think I’m dying. I now have a trick to ease heartburn now too. Chocolate milk is my secret weapon when Tums just don’t cut it. I still have a stiff lower back/hip that occasionally wants to flare up. Since I’ve been seeing chiropractor and getting weekly massages, I’ll get maybe one flare up a week vs the pain flaring up every night.
Our baby is big now. We finally hit the 3lb range this week. Our baby is measuring at 3lbs 1oz and constantly growing everyday. I’ve noticed a change in my baby’s movements too. I can feel the baby moving limbs across my stomach and it feels like huge worms. I still feel jabs and kicks but I can feel the baby slight movements, which is cool as hell. I love that feeling. My cervix measured super long and closed again too. So now I don’t have to see high risk doctor anymore.
Also, hubby got to see the baby have a whole dance party in my stomach. My stomach was moving from left to right. He was so amazing and was so elated to get to experience that moment with me. We cannot wait to meet our baby. Remember when I told you all that I had to take shots every week? Well, I only have 6 more shots to go. I get to stop taking my McKena injections at 36 weeks.
What have we been up to?
I am 30 weeks and our baby shower is in 3 weeks. We have been so busy with planning our baby shower. This baby shower is almost like planning a wedding all over again. I feel like we are spending way too much but this is only going to happen once in a lifetime. Given our circumstances, I don’t even care how much we spend anymore. I’m just so happy to be this far along in pregnancy and I will be more excited when our baby arrives.
We also just finished moving out of our apartment in San Jose. Me and hubby recently reunited again and we are currently staying at my moms house in Atlanta. We’ve been searching for a place to stay short term, so that when the baby arrives we are already set and stable. This is another reason why I feel like we are spending so much right now. I guess when you hit 30 weeks the stress and anxiety to hurry and prepare for baby finally hits.
If y’all don’t know me well, let me tell you. I am frugal! We have to submit deposit and first months rent for our new apartment in Atlanta. We’ve had to buy flights and rooms for my hubby’s family when they come in town to visit for the baby shower. And we are spending money on furnishing a nursery. I’m so glad different baby companies sent us items for our baby. Luckily, we didn’t have to buy our carseat, stroller, diaper pail, clothes, swaddles, breast pump, etc. This at least makes me feel a little better.
I don’t want to sound selfish or needy, but I pray those that are invited and coming to our baby shower is gifting us with gift cards. People may look and say oh well they have the money, why we need to give them gift cards. Well, these gift cards are to help us purchase diapers and wipes of our choosing. And hell, maybe even help us pay for this baby shower lol. After all, baby showers and parties and events is basically paying for hella people to eat and enjoy. I don’t even feel like my baby shower is for me anymore!
Happy New Years!!!
I can’t complain about 2019, but I am excited that 2020 is here. The year 2020 is going to be great because a superstar is about to be born this February. Yes, my c-section is in February. I literally have less than 50 days until I give birth to my baby boy or baby girl. Yes, we still aren’t finding out the gender until birth. We also don’t have names either.
Anyways, thank you all for your prayers and support. Thank you for reading rants and pregnancy updates. Check out our other updates on our YouTube channel, GoodwinSZN. Don’t forget to subscribe. We recently did a food tasting for our baby shower. Happy 30 weeks to me!