30 Week Bumpdate
So its been about a month since my last bumpdate. Right now I am at 30 weeks and officially in the third trimester! Baby’s kicks are getting stronger and medically everything is looking good.
I think that the hardest part for me is getting bigger. I have never been particularly thin so already having body issues and getting bigger is hard. Last bumpdate I was too embarrassed even step on the scale but I did this time and all together am up 14lbs. So as far as weight gain goes I’m not doing too bad and am within the healthy limits so it is good to be able to look at things objectively. Plus taking pictures for thses bumpdates motivates me to get whipped into shape and stay on track.
My biggest piece of advice for expecting mothers who are concerned about their weight would be to focus on eating healthy and exercising. If you must look at the weight try to find a way to look at it objectively and not just how you feel.
The other thing is I’ve started getting stretch marks! I’ve read online that a lot of people don’t get them until the last couple of weeks so I feel really early on this :( I’ve been rubbing the Stretch Mark Cream by Body Merry on my belly, hips, and upper thighs but am not sure it is helping? I’ve heard that the huge factor with stretch marks is genetics so thanks mom….jk. I’m hoping that after baby comes I will be able to shrink down and the marks will fade to an almost invisible white.
I know that you’ve all been dying to see my bare bump (sarcasm) but here are some belly pictures so you can actually see the stretch marks. They aren’t huge — yet — but they are there and I get the feeling they aren’t getting any smaller…
Anyway, I am holding out the vain hope that I will get into awesome shape after the pregnancy and all these pictures will make killer before and afters! Also kind of hoping that maybe this will be helpful for some other pregnant ladies to see what 30 wks weight gain + stretch marks actually looks like on someone else.
Also, as you can see in the background we are making good progress on the nursery. That’s another post though ;)
Oh and you can get the maternity sweater I am wearing here! Last bumpdate I was wearing a regular fitted sweater and I feel so much more attractive in clothing that is actually made to accommodate a bit of a belly!
I think that’s it for now but stay tuned for more updates!
Until next time!