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30 Weeks Down, 10 More To Go!



Last week at my 3D Ultrasound Elena was stubborn.
At first she had her spine facing us and her head buried in my pelvis. 
I drank two glasses of water and ate a granola bar.
She finally turned but refused to uncover her precious face with her hands.
But, they did confirm that she is indeed a GIRL! 
Today we had another 3D Ultrasound!
The Ultrasound technician was sweet enough to do it for free a second time!
Today silly girl had her hands and feet up over her face.
We still managed to get a few cute ones.
I am officially over excited and want April to be here NOW
Brayden on the Left and Elena on the Right. 
Highlights and Lowlights of my pregnancy week 29-30

Another hectic week but I can't act like I am surprised.
We made a few changes and I have some GOOD news and some BAD.
What do you want to hear first?
Lets go with the good.

We officially have a more permeant home and will be moving in February 21st!
Id like to say we sat around like grown adults and discussed what we both wanted
but that would be a lie. Big fat one. Here is how it went down.
After waiting months on the first house and being declined the loan by the bank
we found another house much cheaper that we were interested in.
After waiting months all over again and signing the contract
it may have hit us that we don't really want to buy a home.
Luckless has grown so much bigger in just a year and who knows
how big it will be once our lease is up at the store in a little over a year.
What if we wanted to move away to a bigger state?
What if we couldn't move because we can't sell a house we bought in NY?
and lets face it... NY taxes are HORRIBLE.

Matt claims he just wanted to make me happy.
He thought that a house was what I wanted.
In reality all I wanted was a place to call home.
Not a tiny room in his Grandmas house.
Not an apartment in the middle of no where.
Just a cozy little place, three bedrooms, internet, service and laundry service.

Well my lovely readers...
my prayers have been answered!

Matthew and I have been accepted to yearly lease a townhouse.
Just a few miles from Matt's day job and the Luckless Store.
Has three bedrooms, living room, dining room, 1 1/2 bathroom and a kitchen! 
I couldn't be more relieved.
Time to start packing.
On to the not bad but not so good news... 
About a month ago I noticed a lump in my right breast.
At first it was the size of a marble but continued to grow.
It is now the size of a golf ball.

My Midwife had the Ultrasound Technician also scan my breast last Wednesday.
She called me yesterday to say that they would like to look farther into the lump.
I will be transferred to a specialist in Rochester where they will be performing a biopsy.
For those of you who don't know what that is... 

Biopsy: medical test commonly performed by a surgeon where they 
medically remove cells or tissue to determine the presence or extent of a disease. 
Biopsies are most commonly performed for insight into possible cancerous and inflammatory conditions.

In my case there is no need to freak out yet.
They are doing the biopsy just as a precaution. 
There is a big chance that my lump could be something as simple as Fibroadenomas.
Also known as solid, noncancerous breast tumors that 
most often occur in adolescent girls and women under the age of 30
They are usually harmless and rarely removed.
A doctor would just keep an eye on it to make sure there are no changes
since some Fibroadenomas do slightly increase your chance for breast cancer.

All in all, I am just putting it in the back of my mind until after I receive biopsy results.
I will know more about my appointment after I see my Midwife Friday.
I didn't want to mention anything at first until I knew more information after the ultrasound.



SYMPTOMS:
Cramps
Uncomfortable
Frequent urination
Tender nipples
Braxton hicks
Feeling out of breath
Itchy tummy
Bad balance (have fallen 3 times this week)
Blotchy face like a teenage girl
Moody
Leg cramps
Weird dreams
TIRED
This week's big developments:  A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will shrink as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

baby's the size of a cucumber!
Your 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 2.5- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow.

baby at 30 weeks
  • Her skin is getting smoother.
  • But her brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
  • She's now strong enough to grasp a finger!


Weight Gain/Loss: +13 pounds
Sleep: I continue to toss and turn all night due to being uncomfortable. Left side, right side, on my back, back on my side, sitting up... never ends. So tired. Need sleep.
Best Moment This Week: This past Saturday I got to spend all day with my mom and Brayden. We stuffed our faces with snacks and watched movies. I love having lazy days with people I love. Another favorite moment was seeing Elena's face on her 3D Ultrasound!
Movement: Elena moves more in the late evening once I ate dinner and finally get to sit down and relax. I am starting to feel less kicks and more jabs and rolls.
Food Cravings/Aversions: My newest craving is ICE. I find this humorous since it's winter and I am usually cold ALL THE TIME. Other than ice it's fruits, yogurt and sweets!
What I Miss: I miss being able to move fast and get a lot of work done without feeling out of breath and exhausted.
Stretch Marks: Well it's official. I am welcoming new stretch marks on my love handles and butt.
Belly Button: Still looks like an orange navel.
Mood: This week I struggled with my attitude. Everything seemed to get on my nerves and put me in a mood. I am finally learning to just bite my tongue and spare myself from the argument.
Labor Signs: I have still been experiencing Braxton hicks but nothing out of the ordinary.
Upcoming Appointments/Events: Last week Elena did not cooperate during my 3D Ultrasound. At first she was spine up and head buried in my pelvis then once she finally moved she covered her face with her hands. I had my second 3D ultrasound today and then Friday I have an appointment with my midwife. What I look forward to: Having my midwife back, moving into our town house, My baby sprinkle, Brayden's first birthday, the birth of my baby girl and marrying the love of my life.
Weekly Wisdom: Sometimes, you just need to be alone. Sometimes, not even your best friend needs to know.
Starting weight 119lb - Starting waist measurement 31in.
I am now 132lbs and 38.5 inches

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