30 Week Bumpdate

If you're new to my corner of the web, you can use these links to easily get back to previous bumpdates:
Week 23 Bumpdate
Week 24 Bumpdate
Week 25 Bumpdate
Week 26 Bumpdate
Week 27 Bumpdate
Week 28 Bumpdate
Week 29 Bumpdate
Please forgive the graininess of this picture. I took it with my iPhone and the editing software I used made it grainy. Also, ignore the fact that I quickly snapped it in the bathroom at work.
Size of the baby: Cucumber – 15.7 inches long and weighs 2.75 pounds. (These are averages I find online, so our guy could be either smaller of bigger than this.)
Biggest baby development: Baby is strong enough to grasp a finger!
Total weight gain: 20 pounds
Gender: Boy!!
Maternity clothes: I did purchase 2 new dresses this week. One dress for a couple weddings we have coming up and the other dress for work.
Movement: Constant movement. At my appointment this week, he kept rolling from one side of my tummy to the other. I also felt a little foot with my hand, which was so cool! We had an ultrasound this week just to make sure he was measuring correctly and it was such an awesome experience to see and feel him kick at the same time!
Sleep: I was up with Cooper all night on Monday because he was panting really hard and I was afraid he got something stuck in his esophagus. Cooper finally calmed down around 2:30, but I was wide awake after that. Other than that, sleep has been alright. Not too great, but not horrible.
Nursery: We finally picked out a paint color! I can't wait to see his room come together - slowly, but surely!
Cravings: Still cereal. Surprise, surprise! I was craving cereal at 10:00 one night so I made Khanh go with me to Meijer to buy some. He actually didn't complain about going to the grocery store just for a box of cereal.
Symptoms: Still some swelling of the feet and the occasional heartburn.
Khanh is: Excited for his buddy to get here!
Looking forward to: Buying a stroller and carseat. I've done a ton of research on safety and have finally decided on one!
Best moments: Being able to see our little guy on the ultrasound and feeling him kick at the same time. It was such a surreal experience!
Ultrasound: We had another ultrasound this week because my uterus was measuring small at my last appointment so my midwife wanted to make sure everything is okay. They took measurements of his head, torso, and femur to get an approximate weight, which they used to place him in a percentile for growth. Our little guy was about 3.4 pounds and is in the 41st percentile. Everything else looked fine as well - placenta and amniotic fluid looked good.
Note: I post these updates at the end of the week, so I am currently in my 31st week.

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