I am 31 weeks today and I seriously cannot believe our “wait time” is now in the single digits… only 9 more weeks! Our Caleb should be about 3.3 pounds this week and almost 18 inches long! Is that not INSANE?! Thinking that a full size tiny human is inside your belly? Pregnancy blows my mind!
I had my 30 week appointment last week and everything went well. No complaints from my doctor. I asked him if Caleb is in a set position yet but he said he was probably still floating around. I was just curious because I feel his kicks and jabs all over and I’m never sure what’s what. Hand? Foot? Head? Little baby butt? I believe he said he starts checking for positioning at my next appointment, which will be my 32 weeker next Wednesday.
I had a really rough couple of days last week. I am so up and down all the time. Some days, like yesterday, I feel pretty great… but then there are bad days which are just so bad. There were two days last week where I thought I was going into pre-term labor because of how I was feeling. Perhaps they were Braxton Hicks, but more than likely just plain old discomfort. If you read my Five on Friday post, then you’ll already know that Thursday evening, I was at Walmart with my mom and I started to experience horrible back pain (what’s new?), and was slumping all over the cart. When I got home that night, it got worse and was accompanied by stomach cramps, stomach aches, nausea, and terrible heartburn. I could not sleep at all because of how uncomfortable I was. Jerry was telling me to call the doctors but I didn’t want to overreact again so I decided to wait it out until morning. I ended up being fine the next day… phew. It was really scary though and when Jerry got home from work around 2 AM, I was basically writhing in pain on the couch. Not fun! My sleep is also crazy. The last two nights I’ve gotten pretty good sleep but some nights are pure insomnia! Saturday night I didn’t sleep a wink and finally got out of bed at 4:45 to read. Around 6, I went back to bed and fell asleep for a couple of hours.
I’m also feeling so fat and gross lately. I’ve gained more than I should and feel so self-conscious. I really miss being skinnier and can’t wait to be able to run again and lose the weight after he’s born. I also miss having energy. Most nights I am so exhausted that I only have the energy to read a few pages before going to sleep. I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately because it requires a lot less energy than reading. Sad.
Moving on to the good… I had my shower on Sunday and had an amazing time! I’m not going to go into detail here because I’ll be writing a whole post about it this weekend with pictures so stay tuned for that. Caleb got so many awesome and thoughtful gifts and that’s all I’ll say for now! I’ll also say that immediately after my shower, we discovered that our washing machine was broken and wound up at Home Depot getting a new one. Total blow to our savings but a necessity. Dang!
Another good thing to share is that a few weeks ago, I was complaining to a couple of my coworkers about Caleb’s first Christmas since he’s due in January. I was saying how by the time Christmas rolls around next year, he will be almost a year old already but I want him to get to wear all those cute “My First Christmas” things. However, they generally only make those for teeny tiny babies, totally ignoring the babies who were born right after. So what do you know, last week, my coworker walks in with a “My First Christmas” outfit that she found in size 18 months! I was SO touched and thought it was both hilarious and sweet of her to find that for me. I couldn’t believe she found one for an older baby and I am so grateful. I forgot to take a picture, but it’s super adorable.
That’s it for today! I can’t wait to share more about my shower this weekend!