Saturday, February 26, 2011

30 Weeks; Still A Butternut Squash BUT Only 10 to GO!!!

Baby's now the size of a squash!As baby's skin smoothes out, his brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh so-essential brain tissue. He's also adding some brawn -- his grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.  Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face.

~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 20 lbs.
Cravings: everything & anything but still mainly spicy everything & sweets 
Sleep: is bad & I am really feeling the effects of the lack of it
I can't live without: my body pillow
I miss: nothing at all
I am looking forward to: appt. next Thursday 
Milestones: his furniture is up & we have started decorating the walls & I am ordering his bedding today!!!
Exercise: walking 3 mornings a week & I have been walking our stairs every night
Diet:  So much better; I have really been eating very well & gotten on a health food kick & I have really cut back on the sweets
Maternity Clothes:  pants yes - shirts a mixture still
Movement: all day & night & it is the BEST feeling in the world
Gender: Boy; Colton Lee
Labor Signs: None
Belly Shots: (I can't figure out why hubby takes such awful pictures)