30 weeks!!!

YAY!  Porter is 3/4 of the way baked (and mama is 4/4 of the way ready to get him out)!  Things are going well and we’re in the homestretch – even seeing the doctor every two weeks now! <-I have an appointment today actually. 

What is baby up to at 30 weeks?

(from BabyCenter.com)

  • Baby’s about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage).
  • A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will shrink as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus.
  • Eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen.

How is mama feeling?



A great week of workouts!! I’m feeling a bit more pressure down below when I do anything jumpy, so I usually just modify.  Strength training is a favorite because I’ve been able to keep up my strength (for the most part) and there’s little impact no my joints.


Here’s the rundown from last week:

  • Monday:  Bootcamp + 20 min. ArcTrainer
  • Tuesday:  PowerHouse Class (kinda like BodyPump – total body strength)
  • Wednesday:  Snow day = KidZone closed.  I did Jillian Michael’s “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism” on Netflix (great workout!)
  • Thursday:  AM – Zumba on YouTube (30 min), PM – Zumba class at the gym
  • Friday:  Bootcamp + 20 min. ArcTrainer
  • Saturday:  Zumba
  • Sunday:  REST



Going pretty well – waking up 2-3 times per night to tinkle.


BOY! Porter Killian

Belly Button?

OUTTIE!! See picture above.



Stretch Marks?

None!  Did you read yesterday’s post? Smile


TONS!  I think he’s transverse right now – hoping he moves head down over the coming month!


  • Nausea  <-yes.  Still.
  • Waddling <-is this a “symptom?”  I think yes.


  • Round ligament pain
  • BH Contractions



  • Justin’s Maple Almond Butter –> seriously, buy this!!
  • Salty carbs!


(last night’s dinner.  nary a vegetable in sight.  whoops.)


My friend, Sarah, is throwing me a baby shower!!  I wasn’t sure it would happen, but she took the reigns and is throwing me a brunch.  I don’t need much and we didn’t invite many people, but I’m just so thankful to have this special time with friends who want to celebrate Porter.  Now to register!

QUESTION:  Now you tell me a HIGHLIGHT or a CRAVING!


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  1. You’re 30 weeks… That means I’m 40 weeks. I can’t wait to meet my little buddy but he’s not showing any signs of coming soon.

    I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies or brownies-been eating Trader Joe’s cookie butter by the spoonful instead.

  2. You look so amazing and are rocking those workouts! I’m only a few days behind you and cannot believe we’re 3/4 of the way there. Crazy!

  3. I think it’s great that you’re still working out at 30 weeks, just listening to your body and modifying when you need too. You look awesome, by the way!

    Cravings…well, lately I’m craving pancakes! I have no idea why, but I can’t get enough of them. Ha!

  4. Wow, time flies… when you’re not the one pregnant :)
    Can I just say what a blessing it’s been to read your weekly baby updates? You’ve been on my prayer list since your loss last year and it’s a joy to see the answer to prayer in watching little Porter grow in your beautiful mama belly.

  5. Oh gosh! Pregnancy swag! I love it..Wish I would have heard that term last year about this time! You are so beautiful by the way. All the posts give me the warm & fuzzes haha Cravings.. CHOCOLATE. It’s been a emotional week over here. ;) Little guy has decided he now is a big boy & doesn’t want to nurse anymore…Sad mama!