30 weeks, the 3rd time around

October 3, 2017

Ahhh, the pregnancy update post.  Today, our baby is the size of a . . . who can keep track anymore?  But all joking aside — this is #3, after all — I am not one of those pregnant women who ‘loses count’.

Probably because I don’t loooooove being pregnant.  There are certainly upsides!  Mostly:

– no PMS! (I mean seriously, the lack of hormone swings is actually a good thing in my case)
– people are very nice to you
– having no desire to buy clothes like I usually do, my allowance* built up so that I could spend it on bags instead
– feeling the baby move inside is very cool, and there is nothing else like it!

aaaaand . . . that’s pretty much it.

As I said:  I don’t looooooove being pregnant.  And I like tracking things.  So I have quite the countdown going, both in my planner and in my head.  I have also tracked pregnancy weight gain, which is perhaps slightly compulsive of me, but every time (3/3!) I have gained very quickly out of the gate and then slowed down like crazy, a pattern which always has me wondering early on if this will be the gestation where I end up gaining 90 lbs and birth a 10 lb baby**.

For posterity, here are 2 shots from the 30 week milestone – taken this weekend:

note the wine behind me that I have not been able to enjoy for the past 7.5 months 🙂

– Still running with walk breaks – at 5 mph on the treadmill, I can do up to a mile at a time which seems reasonable for this stage!  I have done very few runs outside due to the heat not getting along very well with pregnancy.
– Usually running every other day – every day leaves me too tired
– Barre3 1-2x/week at home
– Some days awesome, other days suuuuper tired
– Impatient!  
– Sometimes nauseated.  I don’t remember this from latter pregnancy in my other 2.
– HOT!!  With A & C, my timing was better (3rd trip was during winter) so this is the first time I’ve had to be this pregnant when it still feeling like summer outside.  

– Up 19 lbs
– Passed glucose test!!!

Preparations made:
– We bought an infant car seat
Still need to do:
– Basically everything including buying a car that fits all 3 kids
Prior pregnancies at 30 weeks:

– Cameron

– Annabel

* yes, we both allot ourselves allowances of fun $ to spend each month, all tracked in our budgeting app/software

** I gained ~20 with A, and ~27 with C — since I gained prior to getting pregnant with A, I was the same exact ending weight both times.  A was 6 lb 4 oz at 40 2/7 weeks and C was 6 lb 9 oz at 40 0/7 week.  No C sections.  So hopefully this situation will play out similarly.

PS – new podcast episode out today!  AAAAND, we’ve recorded our first Guest Episode (Episode #11!).  This one is on splitting the parental load – and I think it’s a good one!

Listen here, or on your favorite podcast app!


  • Reply Jeanna March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Sarah – you look great! I hope everything smoothly great for the rest of the pregnancy.

    I actually have a podcast topic request that might be relevant to you in a few months! I would love to know how you and Laura have dealt with the, um, "challenges" of infant sleep (is that euphemistic?), especially when choosing to breastfeed. Do you split night wakings? Or do you have any other strategies for coping with lost sleep? Did you eventually sleep train (can be controversial, I know)? Did you do anything differently with subsequent children? Any advice for working moms who are in the sleep deprived trenches right now?

    Thanks, and I’m loving the podcast!

  • Reply SusannahEarlyBd March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I’m so excited for you! Love your fun allowance approach every month. And I was the same with weight gain for all three pregnancies. I gained 75% of the total before week 21-22 every time.

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