Friday, May 27, 2011

30 Weeks

We're 30 weeks along today, an important milestone for us. When pregnant with ER this was when I went on bedrest; where I would remain for the rest of that long weeks.  I am doing a lot better this time around, being on medication from the start has really kept my blood pressure in check and within the normal ranges. 

It was quite high by now last time and the perinatologist were very concerned about blood flow back and forth and ER's growth rate.  It's so nice to have doctor visits this time and hear how normally everything is progressing; to not have to discuss what they're monitoring with concern.  I'm sure that has also helped with blood pressure, a mommy-to-be less stressed out about the developing baby is just better all around.

I now weight more than I have ever, in my entire life - including the end of the first pregnancy.  I have ten weeks left to go, yikes!  At least the cramping and leg pain has subsided a little bit and so has the ankle and foot swelling, in the past week.  I think that now I'll be able to exercise a little bit more and hopefully keep my weight in check.  The doctors aren't concerned about my weight gain, it's within normal ranges, but I'd like to keep up my energy and minimize what I have to loose afterward.  Plus being active will only continue to help with blood pressure monitoring.  I my belly has really popped out since the last belly shot at 26 weeks, I shared and can really feel the extra pounds when I try to sit up.

If you missed it, you can see our latest ultrasound pictures and find out how baby is progressing in last week's pregnancy update


11 Friends Said:

Lindsay said...

You look great! Only 10 more weeks, and I swear those always fly by! Good luck!

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

Looking great.

MaryAnne said...

You look wonderful!

It's so nice to hear that everything is going well for you!

Nicole said...

Glad to hear that things are going so well!

malia said...

you look radiant!

Jenny said...

I just love baby belly pics. You look cute. Don't worry about your weight, you'll do fine. Of course, that's coming from someone who gained over 50 pounds and was as big as a house! LOL!

Vintage Marigold said...

Congrats! I am 29 weeks!

Tara said...

That is a huge milestone and hopefully things will continue to go smoothly and you'll be mostly stress-free for the next 10 weeks!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

Katie, you look fantastic. I hope the next 10 weeks go smoothly. Can not wait to see your gorgeous little guy in your arms at the end of all of this. Hugs coming your way.

Gina said...

Congrats! You look beautiful. I just found your blog. I am 30 weeks pregnant with baby #5 , due Aug. 5th. We are almost to the finish line. Good luck!

MBC Scrapbooking said...

I think you look wonderful! I like your weekly progressions with this pregnancy.
It must be so comforting to be healthy and able to be up and about this time around! Praying for healthy and happy 10 more weeks for you guys:)

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