30 Week Pregnancy Updates: Up and Down Goes the Blood Pressure!

Thirty weeks, people! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Honestly, I can’t complain too much because this pregnancy is just flying by. It really feels like we just announced it. I’m going to see my midwife every two weeks already and I think that helps make the time go much quicker.

I’m actually behind on some my pregnancy updates. I had a week where I wasn’t feeling the greatest, but since then I’ve been feeling well and trying to catch things up around my home and on the blog. I’m amazed at how much energy I have for being in the third trimester. I think the warm weather really has something to do with that.

A few weeks ago, it was time to check for gestational diabetes. Rather than doing the nasty chemical laden glucola drink, my midwife checked my blood sugar in her office. I then screened my blood sugar four scheduled times a day at home. Everything looked good there, so I passed!

A photo posted by Farrah (@farrah_afm) on Apr 14, 2015 at 1:12pm PDT

The one drawback this pregnancy is that my blood pressure is being such a pain. It generally runs fine at home and will go up at my prenatal appointments. So now I am taking my blood pressure three times a day and e-mailing the results to my midwife. It’s been running very normal at home still, so I am very relieved!

We’re also starting to get the house ready for baby. We’ve bought her any clothes that she needed. We purchased a swing (on clearance!). I also purchased a second pack ‘n’ play with the bassinet and changing table attachments so I can have one for upstairs and one for downstairs. This weekend, I hope to finish cleaning out our bedroom and rearrange the furniture so everything will fit.

Also, we decided to change the baby’s first name. It’s still a secret. 😉 For now, that’s about everything that’s been going on. My next prenatal appointment is on April 25th, so I’ll have an update sometime during the last week of the month.

P.S. If you’re pregnant, be sure to enter the Preggie Pops Giveaway that ends on April 22nd!


Hi! I’m Farrah, the blogger behind New and Natural Mom. I’m a follower of Christ, wife, homeschool mom of five, and am passionate about natural living! You can find things related to natural living, parenting, homeschooling, and other general lifestyle topics. Be sure to follow along on social media!

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1 Comment

  1. April 18, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Glad your pregnancy is going well! Can't believe how fast time is flying by! (Love your blog template btw, so cute!)

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