Today I am 30 weeks. Um, what?! I cannot believe we are in the 30’s now and that baby boy is 75% of the way done cooking! Only about 10 more weeks until he’s here. Baby is probably about 17 inches and over 3 pounds now.
Lots of stuff going on lately and coming up. Tomorrow is my 30 week appointment, and Sunday is my baby shower! I can’t wait!
Sunday we did our hospital tour. All the other women looked like they were ready to pop and I’m not even close. My belly still just looks “fat” when I’m in maternity or baggy clothes. It only looks pregnant when I’m in normal clothes (like in my bumpdate pictures), which I rarely ever wear except for my pictures. Oh well! The tour went well and I feel a smidgen better now knowing what will happen and where to go. We didn’t see one single baby while we were there though! Aren’t any babies born on Sundays?! Sheesh.
Caleb, the little stinker, had me up all night Saturday because he didn’t move much for hours after or during a hockey game we went to with friends. I was terrified because night time is his most active time. He was back to moving and grooving by Sunday morning though. I think this guy has a mind of his own. Even when I poke, prod, and talk to him, he only moves when he feels like it. Just this morning, it took forever to get him to move for his daddy! The second Jerry would take his hand away was when he would finally decide to move. I’m trying to figure out his positioning in my belly but I have no idea. I feel movements very low, very high, and very to the side so maybe he’s just swimming along in there.
We got a huge box of goodies in the mail from Caleb’s great-grandma down in Florida the other day! She found him tons of clothes, a pair of shoes, and a snow suit which he will DEFINITELY need! How my grandma found a snow suit in FLORIDA is beyond me, but we are very grateful! Thank you, Grandma!
I am feeling okay but very on and off. Some days I feel awful, some days I feel fine. Heartburn comes and goes, and so does the back pain. The fatigue is pretty much permanent though, and I’m not sleeping that well. It’s not because of my belly, but more just thinking, worrying, and general insomnia. I am also totally over having to use the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. Annoying! I’ve been pretty lucky in some regards though in that I’ve pretty much had no swelling. My feet and ankles look totally normal (to me, at least). My belly button is also still very much in. Honestly, I think some of this has to do with the fact that I used to weigh A LOT more than I do now, even at 30 weeks pregnant. Sadly, my body was used to carrying a large amount of weight, and it has helped a tiny bit with some of the typical pregnancy symptoms.
I had a small little burst of energy last night after work! I made brownies, did some dishes, and put away the laundry… and then I was exhausted. I am missing my second trimester days of productivity and am grateful for these rare bursts of energy now! We did get some new lights put up over the weekend in our quest to remodel as much as possible before his arrival. I’ll share some pictures on Friday! Now my main concern is to finish the nursery ASAP… so much left to do still and I am getting stressed! I’ve accepted that we won’t be able to afford all of the remodels that we wanted to do before his arrival. We’ve gotten a good deal done though, and I’m very proud that we were able to save and fix up some aspects of our home. The rest will have to wait until next year, and that’s okay. I’m trying to learn to go with the flow more but it’s a hard lesson to learn. It’s even more hard now that we have cable and are watching HGTV and seeing all these gorgeous remodels and renovations! Maybe someday, we too can drop 30K on a new kitchen… haha! A girl can dream, right?!
Well, that’s it for now! I can’t wait for my shower on Sunday so expect lots of pictures! And speaking of showers… if you have any ideas for fun shower games, please let me know. Or, do you think showers are okay without games or are they pretty much required? Mom and I are debating.