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: