#21 Breakfast with Aga – The Revenant and other | 30 weeks pregnant – I can’t paint my toe nails!

During last week…

…me and Nathan went to the movie theater to watch The Revenant and in general it’s not bad but, in my opinion, way too long – 2h 36m. We didn’t check that before we went there and there was a moment when I was wondering how much time passed already and if it was one and a half hours or not so I guess this is a sign that this movie wasn’t very good. But the effects and acting was great. During the movie we spilled smoothie inside of my bad and now it stinks and it was already washed! I’ll try in the washing machine but I’m afraid that it’ll be ruined.

…I posted a video on YouTube so if you haven’t seen it yet, you can fix it HERE ;).

…Alicia made a book for the baby! I was impressed :). Also, yesterday we FINALLY started to talk about the name. How much time I spent on asking to do it… you have no idea. We had 10 names, removed 3 and we’re going to remove one by one each day.

…I finished painting baby’s room and I cleaned it a little too and the main picture for this post is a little sneak-peak to how it looks :). Now Nathan and Alicia will put furniture together, I’ll decorate and that’s all. Do you remember that map I painted on one of the wall and on which I was putting all the places I visited? To remind you I’m adding a picture but I just want to say that it was covered now because it was in the room I lived in at the very beginning and this is the room where our baby will be now.


Song of the week

This song isn’t very old, it’s only 9 years… Only? I don’t know. I exactly remember the moment when I heard it for the first time and I don’t really know why I remember it that clearly. And I need to tell you that everything is different when you understand the words! I still like this song though.

To watch

The Walking Dead! I know that you know that I watch it but I haven’t posted this in here yet. I recommend a loooot! You can watch a completely different world and even though there are zombies, it doesn’t seem that not real. I don’t think I have to talk about this too much, do I? I’m posting a trailer for the season 1 for those who haven’t seen it yet at all.


What was happening a year ago?

Active listening – what I learned about this and how it helps. (While moving all the posts from my old blog to this one, some of the posts changed their format. I apologize for that if it makes it any difficult to read.)


30 weeks pregnant

Baby: weights around 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) and is around 39 cm (15.4 in) long. Even though there’s dark in the womb, her eyes are open and she looks at her little area. Red blood cells are forming in her bone marrow. All the organs and systems are fully developed, not they’re getting ready. The amount of amniotic fluid doesn’t grow anymore and the baby grows around 200 g (0.4 lbs) a week. If she was born in the 30th week of pregnancy, she’d have more than 95% to survive but in case of contractions now doctors would try to stop the labor which they won’t do after the 35th week.

How I feel? It’s hard, to be honest. My back hurts, my ribs hurt and she keeps kicking me there and it sometimes really hurts like a lot! And it’s only on my right side, I noticed a long time ago that she’s more on the right side. Last night I couldn’t sleep, I had weird dreams, muscle cramps in my foot and I didn’t feel comfortable so I would wake up and I couldn’t fall asleep anymore. Terrible.

Weight? 72.2 kg (159.1 lbs) which is 0.9 kg (2 lbs) more than a week ago.

Food? My appetite has been a little lower lately and I eat less than before. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies but it’s nothing new in my case. Yesterday I craved chocolate so I obviously ate some. And you know what I’m craving now? Beets! I need to buy some.

Baby bump? I just read that it grows around 1 cm (0.4 in) per week. And I need to admit that it’s difficult for me to bend over or put my shoes on. But I manage that if I have to :P. I look funny when I go down the stairs because I need to push my belly forward and my upper back backwards because if I was straight, I’d probably fall on my face. Not mentioning the fact that I can’t imagine how I’d paint my toe nails.

Belly update! #30weeks #pregnant

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Stretchmarks? None but I’m a little afraid that they’ll start coming out now. I hope not!

Sleeping? Like I said before – last night was terrible. The previous ones weren’t that bad. We’ll see what it’ll be like later.

Mood swings? I’m stressed and I feel completely not ready!

The best moment of the week? Weekend because I could relax.

Other symptoms? It might be TMI but a few nights ago I woke up, felt a sharp but very short pain in my right breast and I saw blood on the sheet. I panicked a little but it appeared to be “normal” and it caused either by a very dry skin that cracks (not in my case) or by the fact that breasts are still growing and this point (I just bought another bigger bra), those little milk canals (I’m not sure what’s the name of them) are still developing and the blood flow in my body is very high. I hope it won’t happen anymore! My hands, feet and calves get swollen but not all the time and it’s not that bad.

Anything else worth writing down? Last Tuesday I had another check up and everything is fine! I learned that two more visits will still be that short just to check baby’s heart beats and the size of the belly and after these two I’ll have more exams on each visit to check cervix and something else.

Talk to you next time!