I’m still amongst the land of the living… just not amongst the land of the blogging evidently! We moved into our house last week and got settled pretty quickly, other than some issues we’ve had getting our internet set up. We still don’t have internet at our house, hence the lack of blog posts over the past two weeks.
I may have mentioned my 28 week appointment with my midwife, but don’t think I ever expounded on the details: My blood glucose was very low (over ten points lower than what she wanted it to be) and my iron was very low as well. She instructed me on some supplements to take and told me we will check both again at my 32 week appointment. Other than those little issues, everything went well. Nora is measuring right on track, and I’m getting more excited to meet her as the days go by.
My next appointment is on Thursday. During that appointment, I’m hoping to get my birth kit ordering info and the checklist of other things my midwife recommends I have on hand for labor, delivery, and postpartum.
We’ve gotten lots of work done on Nora’s nursery, and I just have a few small touches to add before I will feel like it’s done. That is the only thing that is done though. All of her linens and clothing still need to be washed. And freezer meals need to be made. For some reason I feel overwhelmed every time I sit down to plan my final freezer meal list. I was so gung-ho about it with Bonnie, but this time I just do not want to go through the trouble! I know it is completely worth it though, so I will start making progress with those soon. I also need to work on the diaper stash (I’m not attempting cloth diapering this time since I will be working at Andrew’s office come August, taking both girls to marketing events, etc. I just feel like that would be too much to take on with everything else we have going on.)
Here’s a quick photo update at 29 weeks! I look exhausted because I AM! Insomnia is getting the best of me this pregnancy! Along with insomnia, I’ve also been constipated. Those are the only 2 noteworthy symptoms I can think of off the top of my head.
Here’s my 30 week photo update. This picture is so humbling because I’m nearly as big at this point as I was by the time I was full-term with Bonnie. YIKES.
How far along? 30 WEEKS!!!
Total weight gain? 15 pounds last time I checked, although I feel sure it’s more by now.
Maternity clothes? Yes, almost exclusively.
Stretch marks? Nothing yet. I’m surprised by this since my belly is so big and feels so tightly stretched!
Sleep: I am still sleeping poorly, and get up about every hour to go to the bathroom. Insomnia is kicking my butt, and has been for the past couple months or so.
Best moment this week: It is so good to be home, and there have been so many wonderful moments. It would be impossible to pick one “best” one.
Miss anything? Sleep! I miss being able to sleep on my belly and back, and I miss being able to sleep any at all!
Movement: Yes. She moves so much more than Bonnie did. I love it!
Food cravings: Still just ice. I’ve also had a sweet tooth off and on the past couple weeks.
Anything making you feel queasy or sick: Spring allergies have hit Andrew and me hard since moving back to Nashville! Other than that I feel fine.
Labor signs: No labor signs, but tons of movement, and occasional Braxton Hicks.
Symptoms: General discomfort, itchy skin, a growing, hard belly, insomnia. I’m thankful for all of it, but honestly, I’m not enjoying this pregnancy nearly as much as I did my first.
Belly button in or out? In technically, but nearly flat.
Wedding ring on or off? On. My fingers aren’t swollen at all. My feet are a different story though.
Happy or moody most of the time: So happy! I feel so thankful for this baby, for Bonnie, and for being back home after 4 long years!
Looking forward to: Tomorrow’s appointment, having home internet, and the 10 week countdown to meeting Nora, which can officially begin NOW!
What’s Going on with Baby:
- She weighs more than 3 pounds now, and she feels even bigger than that.
- Her brain is growing every day.
- She is still working on settling into a proper position for birth. Most babies do not settle into a head-down position until around 36 weeks. (Nora was head down, on my right side at my last appointment, but she’s moved since then and is on my left side this very moment, but that could change in a matter of minutes given how much she moves around!)