At 30 weeks, I can tell this is a different pregnancy this time around.
-My heartburn isn’t as bad as it was with Chloe Mae – I only have to take Tums about once a day, not multiple times a day.
-My hip and lower back pain seems to have subsided – instead I’m having more mid and upper back pain.
-I’m already unable to reach my toes, and being in the heart of summer, I need to have pretty toes.
-I didn’t have a single Braxton Hicks contraction that I was aware of with Chloe, but I’m having them all day, every day with Devon. The Dr. says this is because I’m a veteran now and my uterus knows it needs to beef up to help me through child labor. I get it, but seriously – ugh!!
-Here’s my seriously ginormous belly, complete with stretch marks. Those were also absent at 30 weeks with Chloe. This time around, the old stretch marks have already gotten some new friends.
I was deemed ‘boring’ again by the doctor at the beginning of my appointment today. There was one minor exception 5 minutes later when my appointment was over. I’m still measuring big – 32 cm at 30 weeks. Since I grew 4 cm in the last 4 weeks, which is the normal growth rate, he wasn’t terribly concerned, but I will be having an ultrasound at my next appointment in 2 weeks. He says there’s a 95% chance that there won’t be anything wrong, so I’m working on being only 5% worried.