Third Trimester Pregnancy Update (Week 30)- Has the Countdown Begun?

Can’t quite believe I’m in the third trimester already. 30 weeks! The countdown should be well underway but that would highlight how unprepared I am – emotionally, mentally and physically. What’s changed since the halfway update?

Picture of The Growing Mum's third trimester bump - around 30 weeks

Wriggly Baby

I started feeling baby move quite early on which was lovely. I was dreading the kicking and jumping on bladder phase but baby is more of a wriggler than a kicker. Movements appear gentler  (for now) or maybe my tolerance levels have increased since first baby.

Heavier Bump

OK, this may seem like a ‘duh’ observation but the weight issue only hit me at the 30 week mark. Turning in bed suddenly became more problematic as not only do I have to drag a pillow along, I also have to lift the bump!

Bad Night’s Sleep

It seems that no matter how many hours I sleep, I still need more. I could stay in bed all day if I could but alas, the toddler needs entertaining even at weekends! The winter colds and at least one wee stop per night haven’t helped either.

Weird Dreams

These have gone up a notch. They started out as mildly incredulous and have upgraded to downright ridiculous. Husband usually gets a recount in the morning though my memory is now starting to fail me. So much so that I can’t even think of examples to include here.

Less Food Space

I have started eating smaller portions but more often so it feels like I am constantly stuffing my face. It doesn’t stop me piling on the food in-front of me then feeling rather disappointed when I can’t finish it!


Ugh! Just ugh! Probably contributes to less food space too.

Other Third Trimester Updates

I had my first  compliment the other day. I was in the queue at lunch time and one of the staff walked past, turned round and said to me “You’re glowing”. It made my day as she’s the first to utter those words to me in this pregnancy

Was also sent to a growth scan as I was measuring small but everything was fine. If anything, baby’s stomach size had reduced to within normal range! Weirdly, I was a bit sad during the first pregnancy when I didn’t get additional scans like everyone else in my group but having had one. Having had one now, I realise that it’s not something that you actually want to happen. The worry and anticipation that comes with it is only slightly offset if you get good news.

We still haven’t decided on a name. We had agreed on one but then the other half highlighted a shortening issue with it so that was binned. I would say we are back to the drawing board but it feels like we are even further back than that. Blue Olive it is then! hahaha

The countdown from the third trimester has definitely not begun. There’s still so much to do – adapting the house for a baby and a toddler, bringing out all the baby items , checking finances etc. Hopefully it’ll start when I am on maternity leave though last time, I spent the first few days on the sofa wondering how I made it to work for the 39 weeks of pregnancy!

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3 thoughts on “Third Trimester Pregnancy Update (Week 30)- Has the Countdown Begun?

  • March 8, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats! I have a love hate relationship with the thirs trimester, I love it because I’m almost done, but I get HUGE! Thanks for linking up #WanderingWednesday

  • March 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    My DIL is in her third trimester as well. It’s exciting to be getting close to meeting your new baby but all of the “side effects” can wear on you! Exciting times ahead!
    Thanks for sharing on #WanderingWednesday with Choosing Wisdom! 💕

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I had twins first and boy did I feel that third trimester!


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