Tuesday, April 30, 2013

30 Weeks: 70 Days to Go!

Yay, I'm so happy to have hit another milestone today.  The countdowns are officially on!

30 weeks pregnant, 10 more to go!
70 days until my due date!
42 work days until I go on maternity leave!
4 days until my baby shower!
2 days until my best friend comes to visit with her daughter (and we go on a little beach trip)!

As you can tell, I'm really excited this week.  All these fun things that I have been looking forward to are almost here and I can't wait!

To back up a little bit, another big "30" event occurred on Sunday...my dear husband Art turned 30 years old!  We had a big party for him at a local park with a bunch of our friends and had a great time.  The best part was that after our friends left we just relaxed by the water for a little while alone.  It was great to spend some quality time together before the baby comes.

For his birthday, I got Art a new camera lens so he went picture happy but of course he forgot to get any pictures of the two of us.  Luckily I remembered before we left and got a couple with my iPhone. 

Selfie inside the cabana we rented out, it was right by the water:

I said we had to get a picture that showed my belly too, so we asked some friendly strangers.  The Wekiva River is in the background, it was such a beautiful day!

And for my weekly update, here we go (sorry I missed last week):

How far along?: 30 Weeks, 70 days to go!
How big is baby?:  Your baby's about 17 inches long now, and she weighs 3.5 pounds (still a pumpkin). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face.
Any appointments or updates this week?: Everything is going great, I am enjoying the beautiful weather we are having lately and praying it doesn't get too hot too fast!
Body changes?: It seems like my cankles are here to stay, at least until the baby comes.  Otherwise I am feeling good though!  My leg cramps seem to have subsided (knock on wood) and I still have a good amount of energy for now.
Maternity clothes?:  I stocked up on summer clothes at Old Navy the other day, and ordered a cute new maternity swim suit for our beach trip coming up!
Best moment last week?:  Art's birthday
Food cravings?:  Nothing specifically
Symptoms?:  Cankles
Exercise?: I've been slacking.  I hope to get back to walking this week.
What I miss?:  Not a thing, I'm so happy. 
What I'm looking forward to?: My shower and my best friend and her daughter coming to visit in two days!!!


  1. I love how happy you sound in this post. I can't believe how close you are to meeting your little girl! :D

    1. Aw thanks Jenn. And I know, I can't believe it either!!!

  2. Love the countdown!! So glad y'all had a fun party!!

    1. Thanks hon, and happy belated birthday to your hubby too!

  3. 1 day!!!! This weekend is going to be so much fun!! And I can't believe you are at 30 weeks already! It'll be July before you know it! See you TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!