30 Weeks!

Size of baby: About 18 inches and over 3 pounds! About the size of a squash.
Symptoms: I’ve had the most unimaginably terrible backaches this week. Sometimes I just want to cry it hurts so bad. It’s not my lower back like everyone’s told me to expect, though. It’s my upper and mid back, and more on the left side than the right.
Fetal Movement: Baby Eva is still moving around a lot. She likes to stretch the most. Sometimes I’ll see part of my stomach bulge out for a few seconds and then come back in. Poor baby is running out of room, I think.
Sleep: Terrible these days between the backaches and getting up to pee every few hours.
Cravings: None
Aversions: None
What I Look Forward To: Making the most out of our last week in Texas before we have to fly back to Hawaii. It will be the last time I get to spend time with family before Eva’s here.
Other Thoughts: Holy cow! I’m 30 weeks pregnant! Eva will be here in a little over two months. My pregnancy seems to really going by fast now. I can’t wait to meet her but I’ll definitely miss feeling her squirming around in my belly.

29 Weeks

Size of baby:  2.5-3lbs and around 17 inches- About the size of a Butternut Squash
Symptoms: A little heartburn. Not too bad. Oh, and peeing a zillion times a day.
Fetal Movement: She’s moving a lot more this week. The movements feel a bit different, though. There are less hard kicks and more sludging, turning movements. When I sleep on my side she kicks the bed with her belly. She moves so much at night that sometimes the kicks are incorporated into my dreams.
Sleep: Better this week, although I miss my hubby who won’t get to Texas until New Year’s Eve.
Cravings: None… Maybe because I’m eating all the food I love!
Aversions: None of those either, really.
Best Moment this Week: Well, my baby shower was pretty awesome. I received a lot of wonderful gifts for baby Eva. And last night we celebrated Christmas eve with my Dad’s side of the family. It was so much fun.
What I Look Forward To: I was able to schedule my Labor & Delivery Hospital Tour and Childbirth Classes for when I get back to Hawaii. I’m pretty excited about that.

A Very Special Gift

I seriously thought that Christmas break would mean more time to blog, but I was mistaken! I’ve really been on-the-go since I arrived in Texas a week ago. My baby shower went great, and I really want to post about that but I’m waiting until I can compile the pictures from the different cameras that were there. I don’t really have many on mine. Still, I received one very special gift that I simply must post about. 
The gift was from my Mamo. The first thing she gave me was the tiny ring she wore when she was a baby. The second was the letters from the bracelet they gave my Daddy at the hospital when he was a baby to identify him. The third was a set of baby silverware she used to feed her babies with. I’m a sucker for sentimental things like these, so needless to say they were perfect. Here are some pictures:

Maybe one day I’ll be able to pass them on to my first granddaughter when she’s having a baby of her own. Until then, I’ll treasure them very dearly. 

28 Weeks

Size of baby: 2.5-3lbs and 17 inches- About the size of a Chinese cabbage
Symptoms: The heartburn was pretty much nonexistent this week but after that 8 hour plane ride my back has been destroyed for the past 3 days. 
Fetal Movement: lots and lots! love it!
Sleep: between the jet lag and sleeping in different beds, not so good.
Maternity Clothes: Shopping for maternity clothes was a bust. Maybe my belly isn’t big enough for maternity clothes yet but it all looks terrible on me. I’ll just stick to the same few outfits that still fit me for now I guess. 
Cravings: Well I’m finally getting my fill of Mexican food!
Best Moment of This Week: Getting to Texas and spending time with family!