Saturday, March 16, 2013

30 Weeks!! 3/4 of the way there!!

  • How far along?: 30 weeks!! I can't believe we are getting so close to Riley's due date.  70 days to go! (assuming she comes on time!)
  • Baby is the size of a: Head of Lettuce (that's pretty dang big!) 
  • Total weight gain/loss: I'm going to start making this about Riley's weight gain, not mine... that's a lot easier to talk about.  Riley should almost weigh 3 lbs!! Also a pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her.
  • The Bump:  Growing ever so slowly... 
  • Symptoms: None ...other than feeling random kicks here and there. Oh and feeling fat and tired.  Don't forget the frequent need to use the restroom. Okay fine, fine, I'll admit it, I have symptoms! Geez.
  • Food Cravings: :( Still... NONE. Maybe I need a stricter diet so that I will actually crave something. I remember when I was in highschool I used to crave this salad dressing from one of my favorite mom and pop Italian restaurants by my parents. Every time I would think of it, my mouth would water.  Why can't I have cravings like that??
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or SickNope.
  • Sleep: OH MY GOSH! I have had a breakthrough people!  I have been making the room SUPER COLD! LIKE ridiculously freezing (Andrew is not a big fan of me right now,  but he just piles on the blankets). I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING LIKE A BABY THE PAST 2 NIGHTS! It might be due to the fact that I have been going to bed at midnight every night this week  instead of my usual 10 o'clock. This time change has really thrown me off.  Oh and the past two nights, I only got up ONCE to use the restroom!! I woke up last night sleeping on my back and I WAS SO COMFORTABLE!  I quickly rolled over knowing I am not supposed to... I must have accidentally rolled over in the night.  It felt so good though. 
  • What I miss: Being able to run more than 2 miles without feel pressure.  It is so depressing because I don't even feel like I am getting a good cardio workout in.  I think I am going to let running go for the rest of my pregnancy and try to get into power walking.  I just get so bored... I like that running gets an amazing cardio workout in half the time! Can't wait to get this girl out of me and be back to my normal self.  Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed this bonding time with her, but I am ready to see her face to face. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On. No swelling... YET.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: RILEY GRACE
  • Gender: Baby Barnes is a girl! 
  • Movement: Goodness... she will be so active some days, and not so active others.  I WORRY WAY TOO MUCH!! :) I am so thankful I have this heartbeat monitor or I would go CRAZY! Heart is beating strong, thank the Lord! :)
  • Maternity Clothes: I live in leggings and long shirts...anyone know where I can find more really long shirts for Spring?
  • Labor Signs: none yet.  I have heard of a lot of people starting to experience Braxton Hicks at this point or soon... I don't think I have had any of those yet.
  • Best Moment of the Week: Getting to see so many friends and family at my first baby shower! It was so sweet of everyone to come and show their support for Riley and us, and shower us with sweet and thoughtful gifts!  Can't wait to write a post to take you all on a tour of the nursery. (That is, when it is all put together and organized which might not be for another few weeks!) Oh, and we got to see our sweet baby girl on 4D last week. She is absolutely perfect. She was so calm and precious.  (Picture below.)
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: We are going to Ft. Worth this weekend to see our brother and sister-in-law (Andrew's brother and brother's wife) and their precious nieces (Dylan-2, and Anna and Emma-5 months).  Can't wait to love on them!


    1. You're doing great! You look healthy and Baby Riley Grace looks beautiful and healthy. #MOSTBlessed