30 Weeks: Hello, new pregnancy symptoms.

Hi, friends!! Smile

Believe it or not, I am now 30 weeks pregnant.  Which means I only have 10 weeks left. 

How on earth did that happen??

30 Weeks

What is baby Addison doing this week?

According to this website, “Your belly’s increasing size is a definite clue that your baby is getting bigger every day, weighing in at over three pounds now (he’ll be packing on the weight at a rate of half a pound per week for the next seven weeks). Also growing daily is his brain, which is actually starting to look like the real thing with those characteristic grooves and wrinkles. And now that your little genius can regulate his own body temperature and turn up the heat, he’ll start shedding lanugo, the downy body hair that’s been keeping him warm up until now.”

I can definitely tell that she’s getting bigger and bigger, because her kicks are packing quite the punch these days! Winking smile

Symptoms/Physical Changes:

Disclaimer: I’m listing a lot of symptoms here, and I realize it might sound like complaining.  But I’m just stating the truth.  I’m not trying to complain.  Because regardless of how many symptoms I have or how uncomfortable I become, I know that I am abundantly blessed.

OK, on to the complaining! Smile with tongue out

- On Friday, I started feeling what I’m guessing are Braxton Hicks contractions.  I also starting having mild back pain, but it didn’t last long.

- On Saturday, for much of the day, I had lower abdominal pain.  It made me a little nervous, but after resting for most of the day, I felt a lot better on Sunday!

- Bleeding gums when brushing my teeth.

- More acid reflux (but I finally broke down and bought over-the-counter medicine, and I think it’s helping!).

- Dry eyes.  I’ve been leaving my contacts at home and sticking to my glasses much more often!

- I sometimes have a racing heart, and I feel out of breath quite often.

- I’m just all around more uncomfortable.  Putting shoes on is more difficult.  Bending down to get clothes out of the dryer is more difficult.  I guess that’s just what happens when you’re carrying 20+ extra pounds in your belly!


Same as last week.  Overall, I’ve been very fortunate in this area!


It feels like it’s constant these days.  Every few minutes, I’m feeling her move!

Cravings/Foods I’m loving:

I’m still enjoying cereal.  And really any sweets make me happy.  But I’m trying to stick to mostly healthy foods. 

I have to say that I’m constantly hungry these days.  I’ll eat something and feel really full for maybe an hour, and then I’m ravenous again!

Activity Level:

I worked out three times last week.  I made it to the gym twice, and I walked around my neighborhood for about 30 minutes on another day.


Nothing too exciting this week!  Brandon installed the chandelier in Addie’s room, and it looks so cute and girly!  I can’t wait until the room is all together, and I can share pictures with all of you!

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

If you’ve been pregnant before, how far along were you when you started experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions?

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20 Responses to 30 Weeks: Hello, new pregnancy symptoms.

  1. Amy

    You are adorable Kristen!!! I can’t wait to see pictures! I remember how my eyes would get so dry as well… I could never wear contacts! What helped was putting regular eye drops in dry eye relief and then putting in my contacts!

    • notsodomesticated

      Good tip, Amy!! Thank you!

  2. Heather

    You look fantastic!! Hang in there, girl, it’s all worth it : ) With my first I hardly had any braxton hicks at all, I think it was the days right before I went into labor I had my first few (end of week 37). My second pregnancy I had a few as I headed into my third trimester, but still nothing compared to what I’ve heard others experience. It’s your body warming up for the big day!!!

    • notsodomesticated

      Aww thanks, girl! I hope you and the kids are doing well!! :)

  3. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    I felt like I could’ve written this post myself! I keep telling Cody that all of a sudden this week I started to feel more uncomfortable and everything is starting to get more challenging. Even picking something up off the ground is a lot of work! These next couple months will be interesting… ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling this way! I was hoping to be “super woman” throughout this pregnancy, but that’s not gonna happen haha!

  4. Kat

    10 weeks left!! Oh my goodness its soo close!! My sissy had the early contractions I think with about a month to go. She was stressing big time about them, but then her baby came only a week early, so unfortunetly they are just going to be an annoyance for a bit!
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  5. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    Wow! 10 weeks left?! Time sure is flying!

    This weekend we went to dinner and a piano bar with friends which was the biggest highlight! We also went to Costco and bought a new washer and dryer which I am so excited about! It is the little things in life lol!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Piano bars are always so fun … I’m always amazed at the talent at those places!

  6. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Can’t believe you’re already at 30 weeks – how time flies!
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  7. Holly

    What?!!? 30 weeks already?! Holy cow. I swear time has FLOWN by, I don’t know if you feel the same, but I swear just yesterday you were announcing you were pregnant!
    I CANNOT wait to see her room with the chandelier. Oh my gosh, it is going to be so precious! I really wanted to do a chandelier in G’s room too, but we had a stupid ceiling fan in the way ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I know, isn’t it crazy?! Time has flown!

  8. Yellow Haired Girl

    How freaking cute are you?! I can’t believe it’s been 30 weeks. EEEEEEK!
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  9. Jessie

    Only 10 more weeks? I swear you just announced you were pregnant like a month ago!
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  10. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Dang! Time sure does fly! How exciting. I went to San Diego this week and wrangled with some toddlers. FUN! ;-)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Fun! I want to go to San Diego!

  11. Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily

    You are so adorable! I was thinking about my pregnancies earlier this week. I remember being pregnant with my youngest and by 30 weeks I was miserable and DONE. I sit here in disbelief that he will be 5 on Saturday.
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    • notsodomesticated

      OK, glad to know that I’m not crazy for already feeling a bit “done” haha! It’s hard to believe that I still have 10 more weeks!

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  13. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Eeek! So exciting! I can’t believe you only have 9 weeks left to go (I’m way behind on reading blog posts! I have like 178 to read). Also, I don’t think you sound like you’re complaining at all! You are a blogger. You’re supposed to tell us everything ;)
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