Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What? I am 30 weeks...

I am not sure where the time has gone! It seems like yesterday I was standing in disbelief in our bathroom with a positive pregnancy test in my hand. It seems like yesterday we heard the heartbeat for the first time. And yet, time has flown by and now I am 30 weeks along! Only 10 more weeks (give or take) until we meet our little one!

The baby has been kicking and punching like crazy lately. You can literally watch my belly ripple as the baby moves around. It's the most amazing thing! Every night, DH lays in bed with his hand on my belly talking to the baby and feeling it move. It's my favorite time of day. We're all in bed...including the dog...and we just relax as a family before we drift off to sleep.

The baby also seems to really hate the doppler. When it was smaller it would just keep rolling away from the doppler and it would literally take the nurse 15 minutes to get the baby's heartbeat. Now, the baby is too confined and can't roll away so the baby start punching and kicking the doppler to the point where it comes off my belly. Apparently our child doesn't like to have its privacy issue that I am sure will come up in the future.

I am getting VERY big! I gained way too much weight last month even though I don't feel that I ate any differently. I gained 7lbs instead of 4-5. My legs, ankles, and feet have been swelling on a daily basis. Every night it goes back down and during the day my ankles puff back up. Oh, and the girls have continued to grow. I keep stuffing them in my too-small bra because I just don't want to deal with buying yet another round of bras. I've been holding out, but I don't think I can do it much longer...a bra shopping trip is in my near future. The fatigue of the first trimester seems to be coming back as well.

Despite the minor discomforts, I am so happy to be experiencing all of this - the good and the bad! I love feeling the baby move around inside me. In some ways, I am going to miss having the baby all to myself. And at the same time I cannot wait to meet this little one.

We have the room mostly ready. All we have to do is put up a few pictures on the wall and some curtains. We also have the swing all ready to go as well as the bassinet. We wanted to have the room all done so in the last month all I have to do is put away anything we get from a baby shower and do some last minute shopping for any few items we are lacking. I plan on working my full time job up until I give birth so that I can have all of my time off spent with the baby. My part-time job I will be giving up at the end of this month. I need the time to get ready for the baby and rest.