Thursday, June 12, 2008

30 Weeks!!!

I can't believe I'm here already. Only ten more weeks to go! I look and feel huge, and my belly seems to be getting in the way of everything. I've outgrown the first pair of maternity jeans I bought. They were starting to get pretty uncomfortable, so I retired them. Today I tried on several other pairs of pants I got from a friend, which were too big for me before, and now they don't fit! Oddly enough, my favorite pair of non-maternity "apartment pants"/pj bottoms fit me great. They're really stretchy and were always loose on me pre-preggo.
Monday night was our second and final childbirth class. Next week we meet at the hospital for a tour of the maternity ward. We learned more relaxation techniques, including breathing, and about different kinds of pain medications, as well as C-section, episiotomy, and induction. The class then finished with newborn care and safety. I definitely feel more prepared for labor after taking the classes. More apprehensive, too. I needed to get a dose of reality though, so I know what to expect when it's time.

I've been drinking, like, a gallon of water each day since it's so stinkin' hot outside. More trips to the bathroom, but it reduces the risk of pre-term labor. My ankles are starting to disappear, and my sandals suddenly feel snug. Baby Boy is about 17 inches and weighs three pounds! He'll double, or even triple, in weight during the next two and a half months. I feel him moving around all over the place; a kick here in my bladder, an elbow jab there in my ribs. Sometimes he'll go absolutely crazy when I eat certain foods, or when my adrenaline is really going.

I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday. This week has been very busy at work. It feels like just as I get caught up on everything, I have twenty more tasks added to my to-do list. I do get home earlier, though, since the kids are out of school and I can visit them during the day now. I like my job, but I am so ready to be a full-time mommy. Only two months before I go on maternity leave!

Here is my 30th week shot:


audreybreier said...

Wow..only 10 more weeks! It'll go by fast!

Apartment Pants made me think of Friends :)

You look so cute! You are definitely a cute pregnant lady :)

Maria D. said...

You look great!

LCP said...

You are so cute...30 weeks, wow. Not too much longer and I will be there too.

have a good weekend.

cdsbutterfly said...

Very cute!

erin said...

You look precious with that belly!! :) I can't believe how quickly it's gone!!

Hope you're having a great day!