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Picture from last week: Week 29
It has been eight weeks since I wrote about everything that has happened so far in my pregnancy. (click here to see first post) Since then, I have been keeping track here and there of all the stuff that has been happening and a few things I forgot to write about the first time!
As of today I am 30 weeks pregnant. That means only ten weeks left until I see my baby boy! It’s hard to believe! I feel like I have so much left to do, but we are waiting for my baby shower to see what I get to finish the rest of everything!
Another thing I forgot to mention in my previous post was all the cramping I had in the beginning. It was not bad, but it did happen a lot and scared me at first until I found out it was normal. Since then, I have had some cramping every so often, but nothing too bad!
I actually started getting them kind of early in my pregnancy, maybe around week 10-12. I described them as welts, because they looked like that, it looked like my legs and thighs had been beat up! I also have these vein-looking things near my knees, they are not fun looking. So plenty of stretch marks, just none on my stomach!
It also took a long while for my husband to be able to feel him kick. Every time he would put his hand there Adam would stop! I think it was around week 23-25 maybe that my husband finally felt him kick. He was so excited!
I had been seeing it for a little while but it was very faint, and now I can definitely tell I have it! As far as I can see it starts at my belly button and goes up in a fairly straight line. I had never heard of the Linea Nigra, until a friend told me about it. It’s kind of cool to see it happening though!
Over the past few weeks 27-29, I have started to feel my heart race at times when I am trying to sleep or when I am just sitting and not doing much at all. My doctor said as long as no other symptoms like shortness of breath accompany it then it should be alright for now. I used to get them when I had anxiety, but it has been awhile. So far they are just annoying when I am trying to sleep, but it hasn’t been too bad lately.
Shortness of Breathe
My husband thinks it’s a little funny that I can;t make it up the stairs sometimes without huffing and puffing. I am pretty sure this is normal, but it seems to happen a lot! The other day I was on the phone with my friend and I was pacing, while I was talking, and my friend asked what I was doing and I told her I was just cleaning the kitchen, and she said it sounded like I was exercising because I was breathing so hard. I thought it was funny, because I hadn’t even noticed it!
About week 28 I had the dreaded leg cramps that I had heard about during pregnancy. I had about ten in the middle of the night, and could not sleep the rest of the night it was awful. The next morning my leg muscle was still so tight that I could not walk on my leg. I finally took a warm bath and that helped a little. Everyone says to drink more water to prevent them, so I am trying and have not had any since then. Hopefully they will stay away!
Not sure if it was the beginning of nesting or not, but yesterday I was so in the mood to get stuff done! I cleaned and cooked and did all kinds of stuff! It was fun, but I am not as in the mood to do stuff as I was yesterday. I wonder if this nesting thing, comes and goes?
Only 3 more weeks until I get them done! I am soo excited!