30 Weeks

Monday, Jimmy went hunting. Tuesday morning we took my car into the service center at CarMax. Last week, the airbag light came on and the “service airbag” message appeared. It’s still under CarMax warranty so we wanted to get it in quickly. Unfortunately, CarMax is no where near work or home and their service center is only open on the weekdays. This early morning combined with my monthly work night meeting, made for a very long day. Thursday was my mom’s birthday – she and my dad are at their place at the beach, so we sent flowers. Thursday night we decorated our tree!

Racine family Christmas tree 2016

Friday I went to pick up my car – I missed it! A connector went bad under the driver’s seat that was causing the airbag to not sense weight. All the airbags look good. Saturday, I planned on doing laundry and laying on the couch all day. Jimmy decided we should get out, so we went and saw a matinee of “Doctor Strange” at The Angelica at Mosaic. It was actually a lot of fun. Then we headed over to The Eden Center for some pho – we went to Pho VA. It was so cold! We needed that hot broth! The Eden Center was having a Christmas concert, so we got to hear some songs.

Christmas 2016 The Eden Center

Christmas concert 2016 The Eden Center

Despite the cold, Jimmy got bubble tea.

TeaDM bubble tea Eden Center
Honey Milk Green Tea with Mini Boba

Sunday after church, we buckled down on the cleaning and laundry. Jimmy built a surprise fire while I was cleaning upstairs that made it all worth it 🙂

First fire of the season
First fire of the year 🙂

The rest of the day, I continued the laundry and also wrapped some presents. Jimmy ventured out into the arctic to scope out a hunting site. Then we had homemade chicken pot pie for dinner.

Umm I didn’t like this week. Sleep wise, I was up almost every night every two hours. That’s ok when I have my cute newborn, right now, it’s just super annoying. I’d be wide awake when I woke to go to the bathroom, to eat, or for no reason at all. I would kill (ok, not kill, but I’d run up and kick someone) for daily naps. On the weekends, when I can nap, I don’t sleep. Also, Thursday, I woke up super nauseous. It was a flashback to the first trimester, on the verge of throwing up nauseous. Finally, Wednesday night, I was having hot flashes. If this is what the third trimester is like the whole time, get this baby out STAT! (as soon as he’s fully developed of course, so let’s go with January 23 when it will be 37 weeks exactly aka full term).

Questionnaire:

How far along? 30 Weeks = 75% done

How big is baby? 15.7″ & 3 lbs; the size of a cabbage

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Sleep: still tired from that football game; Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday nights I was up every two hours.

Best moment this week: decorating our tree

Movement: he’s a wiggler.

Food Cravings: cereal, milk, ice cream, yogurt

Food Aversions: none

Gender: Baby’s a boy!
it's a boy confetti

Labor Signs: none. I’ve decided those were not Braxton-Hicks contractions last week.

Pregnancy Symptoms: So, everyone raves about pregnancy hair. They say their hair is thick and grows quickly and is wonderful. I had this type of hair before pregnancy. Now, I have hair that takes FOREVER to grow, is way thinner, and occasionally has a good day (like the bump picture below). I miss my pre-pregnancy hair. Pregnancy brain – it’s real friends. On Tuesday, I spent 2 minutes trying to put a pretzel in my ear to listen to Christmas music at work, instead of my earbud. I was so confused why it wasn’t working hahahahaha. See above for first third trimester misery.

Belly Button in or out? Flat

What I miss: working out hard – killing it at a class, lifting heavy (for me) weights, running

What I am looking forward to: Christmas! And Jimmy’s birthday

Upcoming appointments/events: 12/14 OB – we’re in the bi-weekly appointments now

Weekly Wisdom: Power through the first trimester, enjoy the second, and countdown the third.

Milestones: 75% – solid C+ now (please tell me I’m not the only one who still thinks in terms of school grades)

Bump Picture:

30 weeks pregnant