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Pregnancy Diary: 30 Weeks and 4 Days (October 4)

Pregnancy Diary: 30 Weeks and 4 Days (October 4)

Diary Entry | 30 September 2015

I’m on my 30th week! We had a routinely checkup to check my weight, blood pressure, baby’s size and baby’s heartbeat. All seems OK except that I already have edema (swelling) which usually appears around 35th week. Eeek! My OB reminded me to monitor my weight and not to gain anymore weight. My pre-pregnancy weight is 144lbs and today I’m already 172lbs. That’s 28lbs weight gain! My target is 30lbs until I deliver baby on December 9, which is my 40th week. I have 10 more weeks to go with only 2lbs weight gain allowance. Saddest checkup EVER! Doc said I may have passed the gestational diabetes test but I may be prone to high blood pressure by the time I go into labor. So that’s a scary thought. That’s a NO-NO! So we left the hospital while I was feeling defeated. All this time I thought I am on the right track with everything about my pregnancy. I guess I let some Jabee and McDo slipped their way through. Now it’s back to square one, I should be mindful of what I will eat and drink. 10 more weeks of foodie sacrifice and I will be able to hold my cute little baby in my arms. Now that’s a good reason to keep in mind. *smiles*

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I read somewhere that I should start noticing what time baby is awake in my belly, because this will be the time that he will be awake once on the outside world. So I noticed now (past 2am) that baby’s moving like dancing so I’m guessing this will be the time we’ll all be awake once baby’s out. Good luck to sleep!

baby’s size:

Brie en Brioche

my mood:

I have been having major mood swings! Good thing husband has been very understanding about my situation and my acting hormones. I am also in awe of the fiber-power of pears!!! I haven’t had issues with constipation by adding one pair a day to my diet. I SWEAR BY PEAR! Also, we already have baby name ideas — which we will share as soon as baby is born! *wink*

my symptoms:

Shortness of breath. This is becoming common to me now. I just need to take a deep breath to regain my breath rhythm.

Numbness / tingling. Shaking off my legs or hands help with this.

Tender breasts. I hug a small pillow in between them and this usually does the trick to ease the tenderness-pain.

Leg cramps. Would you believe that I am no longer being shocked by this every morning? In fact, I automatically stretch my legs the minute I woke up and feel I have leg cramps. That’s how common and frequent this attacks me.

Backaches. Holding my posture helps as well as a little back stretching.

Swelling. I will ask my OB if I need to check if I have protein in my urine because swelling might just be a symptom of pre-eclampsia which I hope totally hope not!

Braxton Hicks contractions. I was dumbfounded when I first felt this. I just noticed that my belly is tightening and I panicked a little thinking that my baby might be suffocating inside. Good thing for pregnancy apps and tons of information on the internet describing how I felt exactly. Now I know that my body is just preparing itself for delivery!

 

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13 Comments on Pregnancy Diary: 30 Weeks

  1. I hope everything will go well on your pregnancy. It will be worth all the sacrifices. I can imagine how difficult it is not to give in to food cravings.

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  2. Wow. Thanks for sharing this. Noted everything. Someday I’m gonna have wife and this will be very useful haha. Wishing you a healthy pregnancy!

    Lester | http://www.pinoytechscene.blogspot.com

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  3. Have a safe delivery! Take care of yourself and your baby 🙂

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  4. Thank you for this helpfull information, now i have a clear idea

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  5. May God bless you with your remaining pregnancy days. No matter how you feel now, the baby will bring you lots of joy when he/she arrives!

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  6. Congratulations! Can’t wait to experience this myself, soon maybe. 🙂

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  7. I wish I have done this pregnancy diary with my previous pregnancies, too. It must be fun to quickly look at pregnancy milestones with this.

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  8. Wow you’re almost there. Pregnancies are different. You’ve got lot of symptoms. Mine were shortness of breath, backpain and braxton hicks. Didn’t feel the other until the due date.

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  9. Baby is going to be out soon, Congrats! 🙂

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  10. I remember the days when I was on duty on the delivery room when i ws still a student. I hope you’ll have a safe delivery. God bless!

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  11. Oh, if ever the time comes where I will also get preggy. I want to make a series of it too. This is a nice idea. Can’t wait for your healthy newborn. 🙂 God bless to you and your family. =)

    http://www.ajeinomoto.com | Spices and Everything Nice

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  12. It’s fun to read your weekly pregnancy diary. 🙂 I hope I can write something like this when I get pregnant in a not-so-near-future. Haha. Hoping for a healthy baby! God bless. 🙂

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  13. Wifey and I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. Wifey would like a 3rd one but I said 2 is enough. I don’t want to see wifey go through the challenges of pregnancy the 3rd time 🙂

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