October 16, 2013

30 Weeks...

How Far Along: 30 weeks. Oh my goodness, it's the final countdown because by week 39, this sweet baby will be here! Nine weeks or less. Unbelievable.

Baby is the size of: A cucumber. Around 3 pounds and about 16 inches long. From the wiggly feelings I have all over my belly, I think this kid may be more like 20 inches long already!

Sleep: A bit lacking in that department lately. I have trouble falling asleep, then I frequently run out of space and covers because of the small children and dogs who find their way into our bed each night. Last night, I moved to Macey's bed because she was in ours, but precious Dorsey who loves her mommy followed me in there to go back to sleep with me in Macey's twin sized bed. And she laid all 55 pounds of her across my legs. Super comfy. Oh well, before long I'll be awake through the night for a much sweeter reason. :-)

Symptoms: Still experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions at least a couple times each day, which is such an interesting experience after having them very rarely with the other two pregnancies. Although I don't think Braxton Hicks contractions are truly connected with going into labor all on your own, I can't help but wonder if that will happen this time. My first two had no signs whatsoever of ever coming out, so I just wonder if this baby has different plans!

Movement: Often! Lately I've felt some elbow scrapes all across my belly, which is simultaneously precious and uncomfortable. Last night as I was reading before bed, the book literally kept bouncing around because the baby was kicking and moving so much in there.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly maternity clothes, but my favorite clothes are my comfy lounging and/or work out clothes. When I get home from work, I almost always change into some comfy pants and one of Greg's t-shirts. Last night, Macey--who is all things girly when it comes to clothes--said, "Mommy, when you were daddy's shirts, you're just handsome." It didn't exactly sound like a compliment...she's much happier when I'm in cute dresses and maternity clothes. :-)

Go-to eats: Sunday after church we went to the delicious Corky's for a yummy barbecue lunch! Finally! I was a happy girl. Still having way too much trouble avoiding sweets. Basically, the whole "avoiding" part just isn't happening.

Best moment of the week: Buying Baby J his/her very first stuffed animal. I just love it. It's the softest green and yellow lion ever! I'll use that for the monthly pictures I like to do until age 1.

Gender: No idea. A lot of people are surprised that we haven't found out, but it's been surprisingly easy. When I do get a little antsy and wish I knew, I think about how fun it'll be in the operating room when Greg and I see our baby for the first time and learn if we have a precious girl or boy. And then I LOVE thinking about Greg going out into the waiting room and telling everyone!

What I’m looking forward to: Hmmm...let's see. At this point, in my opinion, every week is a big deal, but I'm really looking forward to November 1. That's when I can officially say, "My baby will be here NEXT MONTH!" 

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