I’m 31 weeks tomorrow (2 months to go!) so its time I give a little update on week 30. First lets compare my right side and left side. For some reason my left side looks a lot (at least for me) smaller than the right. Or is it just me that sees it? Not that it’s really important in the end.
Early morning, no make up, and ready to do a workout. Right side.
Left side. I know, I know! I seriously need to mop the floor as dust is accumulating like crazy. Lets all just say “EW” and then forget about it :).
The belly nude from the right.
The belly nude from the left.
I had a lot of changes this week. Most of them unfortunately are bad news for me.
- Round Ligament pain in the lower abdomen brought on by running or extended walking. If I do any form of high impact exercise I eventually get the stabbing pain. I think my pregnant running days are over 😦 I’m forced to go to the gym to do the elliptical and stationary bike. At lest I can still do that and yoga. I guess this is a pretty normal symptom and I’m quite glad that I’ve been able to continue running for 8 months at least.
- Some lower back pain that feels like a pinch on the left side. Some seated forward bends in yoga is uncomfortable and sitting down for long periods aggravates it. I’m trying to be extra careful with my posture and asking Motozo for massages 🙂 hehe
- Generally, lots of energy. Feels great to be back home!
- Feeling warm and sweaty all the time. Wake up sweating at night.
And that’s as far as symptoms go. I went to the doctor a couple of days ago and left stressed bawling my eyes out. Why?
Well, I was told the baby’s weight is slightly lighter than average so I have to go back in 2 weeks so the doctor can keep an eye on his growth. I already had a feeling he was slightly smaller than average, but for it to be confirmed by the doctor made me worry. I know it’s probably nothing to worry about. The ultrasound showed him to be healthy, but I still need to be monitored.
Then I was told I need to be careful about my weight. How ironic that I need to watch my weight and yet my baby needs to gain weight!
Of course I went home and did exactly what I probably shouldn’t have. I googled the possible problems a baby might have if its measuring small. It freaked me out and I fell asleep very stressed.
Thankfully I’m feeling better now. Theres no real point for me to worry as I know I’m doing what I can to have a healthy baby and thats all I can do. So long as he’s healthy then its ok if he’s small. But until I go in for my 2 week check up I will be a little nervous. I want a confirmation that the baby is indeed healthy.
Stress is probably the worse thing for me right now, so I’ve been trying to stay positive and active to keep me sane.
Alright, I must dash. Have a gym date with Motozo tonight 🙂
Oh, I forgot to mention that the books I’ve read says I’m actually exactly or just a couple ounces lighter than what to expect at 30 weeks. I was told the baby is 1.3 kilos and according to British standards at 30 weeks the average weight is 1.4 kilos. I don’t know who to believe. my doctor or the books that give me better news. I think I’ll go by the books.