30 Weeks

There is nothing really special or noteworthy going on in my pregnancy so sorry if this post bores you to tears...

I received my RhoGAM shot on Friday.  For those who don't know what it is, it's a shot given to women who have a negative blood type, meaning they're Rh negative.  I'm O neg which means I can save every single one of your lives!  Basically, the mom's blood can build up antibodies later in the pregnancy which can be harmful to the baby if there is any transfer of blood.  Women with negative blood types need to get the shot, especially if the father of the baby has Rh positive blood or the baby has Rh positive blood (at the time they request it, they obviously wouldn't know the baby's blood type without doing genetic testing so I believe they do it as a precautionary measure).  If the mom didn't get a RhoGAM shot during her first pregnancy or after, has built up or developed antibodies in the blood (which are irreversible), and becomes pregnant again, the fetus would not survive.  After deliver, the baby's blood is tested to determine if it is Rh positive and if it is, a second dose of RhoGAM will be administered to the mom.

I was not a big fan of getting it.  First of all, the girl who took my blood to test apparently didn't know how to take it or I was her first patient...EVER!  She "found" my vain, which by the way are not hard to find at all - they practically bulge out of my arm with a little target that says poke here.  She inserted the needle and attached the tube and there was nothing (never in the bazillion times at the doctor office has this ever happened to me where my blood didn't come gushing out right away).  So what did she do?? Jabbed the needle further in.  When she was done, she gave me a cotton swab and told me to apply pressure.  When I released it for her to apply the band aid, it was still gushing blood.  Needless to say, as I was leaving the hospital, I was freaked out that I might be bleeding to death.  When I got to my car, I removed my blood soaked band aid and the bleeding had ceased - THANK GOD.  I think she was trying to kill me and make it look like an accident.  My arm is still bruised.

Two hours later, I returned and took the shot in my ass.  Just kidding, they put it in the part where your back meets your ass.  I'm getting really sick of being prodded and poked at all the time and that definitely is not the last of it.

Friday night we went out to dinner with a few other couples to a hole in the wall type of bar/restaurant/establishment in the middle of nowhere, Iowa that serves amazingly delicious food.  Hubby's been wanting to go there for some time and I just love the french fries.  We basically went out to dinner and came home...I think we're all getting old. 

Saturday, I went along with one of my friends, who happens to be getting married in September and I'm her personal attendant, to an appointment where she tried on her wedding dress.  The dress was completely unexpected from her personality and how she typically dresses but it's, of course, beautiful.  I can't wait to see her in it on her wedding day. 

I then forced her (and her sister) to take me to Babies R Us so I could make a couple returns and purchase the Pack N Play.  Then I made her carry it out to the car...just kidding, she wouldn't let me touch or lift it.  We did some other random shopping and had lunch at Texas Roadhouse.  I'm not a huge fan of Texas Roadhouse and I often wonder why since it offers all the foods that I love.  I ordered a iceberg salad (because I don't prefer classier lettuce) with chicken fingers on top and I have to say it's a new favorite. 

Saturday night, we went out for dinner yet again.  A pool league team hubby subs for won their league this year and had lots of monies leftover to spend so they took everyone who played on the team out for dinner.

Sunday, I spent about 5 hours doing actual work, cleaned out, vacuumed, dusted and washed my car.  It's like I had a whole new ride until a bird shit right on the sunroof today.

Maternity Clothes ~ Still in a mix of maternity and regular clothes. 

Sleep ~ Still going fairly well besides waking up 1-2 times a night.  Certain positions cause pain but sleeping on my back seems to be working the best.

Best Moment This Week ~  working out.  I put it off all the time because I hate how I don't have the energy like I used to.  The last couple of weeks have been 1 day of yoga so today I sort of kicked my butt and did 30 Day Shred by Jillian.  I felt super good afterwards too!

Cravings ~ I love food but I have a very bad craving for Fruit Punch Frooties and I would satisfy that craving pretty quick if they came in a smaller package.

Gender ~ GIRL!

What I look forward to ~ This coming weekend, I am finally getting my hair done.  I think it's been longer than 3 months and that is not like me to go that long.  I'm also recruiting my mom and going to a gardening center so I can get the supplies needed re-do my flower beds and make my house look pretty.
Milestones ~   Baby is the size of a squash.  Baby is growing so fast that if she kept up this growth rate, she would be 200 pounds by her first birthday.  Baby continues to absorb nutrients from my body.  Calcium for her skeleton, protein for her muscle growth, and iron for her red blood cell production.  Baby's hair may start to grow in right now as she finishes losing the covering of fine, downy lanugo hair on her body.


  1. I had the same problem with one of my rhogam shots. She "lost" the vein and then continued to look for it with the needle while it was still on my arm. I made her take of out and had someone else do it.

    Did you eat in Canton bc that's a perfect description of that place!

  2. Typos courtesy of auto correct on my phone! :)

  3. Congrats on the little girl my love!!
    I love your blog and so glad I found you through Follow Me Back Tuesday!
    Have a wonderful week, and I will pray that your pregnancy goes weel for the rest of the "trip"!
    Talk to you soon!!


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