4.02.2011

Thirty Weeks!

Wow wow wow!

I cannot believe it. Thirty weeks seemed unimaginable. I remember thinking that once I got to this point, I knew Finley would be just fine.





So, how do I feel? Amazed that we made it, tired of bedrest after ten weeks, greedy for more baby cooking time. Yes, greedy. I don't just want her to "make it" anymore. I want her to come home with us right away.

I won't lie. Most of the time I'm pretty positive but for the past couple of days I've been feeling a little blah. It could be we pretty much have everything ready for her arrival now.  I was keeping occupied with preparing and shopping. I guess now I need to find a new bedrest activity.

I recently got in to a breastfeeding book so that's helping a little. It's a great and completely confirms my choice to BF, not that I had any doubts...

I'm also really enjoying her kicks from in there. I've been so busy wishing my pregnancy away and not really relishing in it; it's sad. I always looked forward to pregnancy. I never imagined that I'd be so over it. Without the complications, I'd probably enjoy being pregnant. I feel great, no aches/pains or complaints, yet.

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Instead of the survey this week I'm going to post some things I'm grateful for right now. Not much has changed since the twenty-eight week survey. Still no stretch marks, belly button still in (barely), still craving sugar.

I'm Thankful For

-Reaching thirty weeks! I still can't believe it's been ten weeks since that horrible day that this all began.

-A supportive husband who is trying his hardest to keep me positive when he sees me getting down about bed rest and being alone so often. On his days off he uses all his time to do things that I want done for the baby, he grocery shops and does all the yard work because he knows it stresses me out.

-Our parents. They have done so much for us. Whenever I need something, they are a call away. Having such a great support system is big.

-That my blood tests came out good after the blood pressure rise. It started to spike at twenty-six weeks and up until now has not progressed to pre-eclampsia or anything beyond pregnancy induced hypertension. I go to the doctor on Monday. Hopefully no protein shows up. For a while there it seemed to really be rising and I am glad it leveled out for now. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

-Joe's job. I am glad that he comes home happy every night. No matter how tired he is, he still enjoys it. His new promotion allows me to be able to work part time after Finley comes which makes us really happy.

-The health of our loved ones. I know not everyone can say that.

-My dogs. We went through a health scare with Chloe a while back and luckily she's fine. I never take them for granted. I love my dogs so much. They lay in bed with me every day and cuddle with me every night. They are our babies . I am grateful that they are happy and healthy too.

Pregnancy at 30 weeks:

Your baby now measures about 15.5 inches from crown to toe. Her growth in terms of her length will soon slow down but she will continue to gain weight until she's born. She probably weighs about 3 lbs at this stage.
Your baby's lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed. She continues to open and shut her eyes. She can probably see what's going on inside your uterus (womb), tell light from dark and even track a light source. If you shine a light on your stomach, your baby may move her head to follow the light or even reach out to touch the moving glow.

Some researchers think baring your stomach to light stimulates visual development. But your baby won't be able to see much when she's born. Newborns can see a distance of only between 20cm and 30cm. Children with normal vision don't reach 20/20 vision (the same as an adult) until the age of about eight. To complete the picture, your baby now has eyebrows and can bat her eyelashes!

About a litre of amniotic fluid now surrounds your baby, but that volume decreases as she gets bigger and has less room in your uterus. As you and your baby continue to grow, don't be alarmed if you feel breathless, as if you can't get enough air. It's just your uterus pressing against your diaphragm.

Fingernails and toenails are finally finished—causing his or her parents great fear and anguish the first time they try to cut those little daggers (it gets easier, we promise)! Plus, the bone marrow is completely in charge of red-blood-cell production now.

Baby is starting to shed her lanugo—the downy hair that was covering her skin. Now that she's chubbier and better able to regulate her body temp, she doesn't need to sport a fur coat 24/7.

4 comments:

  1. Congrats on making it to 30 weeks! What is the breastfeeding book you're reading? And you look great!

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  2. Thanks! Here is the book. I really like it so far.

    http://www.amazon.com/Womanly-Breastfeeding-Leche-League-International/dp/0345518446/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301784122&sr=8-1

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  3. Congrats on 30 weeks!! I can't imagine being on bedrest that long! But I'm so glad baby is still cooking away!

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  4. It looks like you have gotten bigger this week. You are still so tiny *jealous*.

    Congrats on making it this far.

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