Here we are with just TEN week left! TIme has flown and its just getting faster and faster as this girl approaches her birthday. I've been so behind on posting baby updates because the end of August and beginning of September included two trips for us, but now that we are back home for good, its time for another baby AL update!
Here she is in all her 30 week glory:
How I'm Feeling: Pretty good considering the circumstances. I'm starting to feel the wear and tear of pregnancy more now that I'm into the third trimester but its nothing crazy. Like for example, when I drop something on the floor there is a very big chance that I will either A) Leave it there or B) Ask Kolbe to pick it up for me because it seems like a pretty enduring task to bend over myself and get it while I have 20 extra pounds suddenly strapped onto my body. So like I said, nothing crazy =)
My back has been hurting a little bit again (it started after Kolbe was born and I got it fixed then), so I'm going back to my Physical Therapist tomorrow so that he can (hopefully!) fix me again.
Movement: I will say that AL moves a lot. Like all day long. Its rare that I'm not feeling her move and its only about once or twice a day that I consciously realize she's not moving at that moment. Her movements are getting crazier and crazier by the day and a lot of the time her sharp jabs or roll overs make me wince. I can already tell she is running out of space in there!
Eating: I feel 100% back to normal regarding food aversions and cravings. Sometimes I'll have the random craving for something like ice cream, but since we don't usually buy it, it passes before I can go get some, which is for the most part a good thing. I've been trying my best to eat a variety of foods with an emphasis on veggies and protein. I do still get hungry very often (every 1-2 hours), so that's the only thing that is different from not being pregnant.
Emotions: This is by far the biggest difference I have noticed from my first pregnancy. Holy cow, are hormones crazy or what? I literally cry at everything..EVERYTHING at this stage. When I laugh, it suddenly turns into a a full out cry session, when I think of something sad (not necessarily pertaining to me) and talk about it, I cry. When I go to Cold Stone to satisfy said ice cream craving and realize they have shut down for good, I really ugly cry....When I talk to Matt about what a fun day I had with Kolbe, I tear up a bit....its Crraaaazzzy my friends. So don't be alarmed if this happens to you while I'm with you =) I definitely am not this emotional when not pregnant so its very weird to me!
AL is the size of a large head of cabbage this week! She is just growing and growing at this point. I have given myself a deadline to have her room ready at 35 weeks! I'm going for a loose coral + teal + gold ish theme and I think I can pull it off. I went crazy the other day and washed all of her clothes and organized her diapers and blankets so that's all good to go. I just need to hang things on the walls and clear out the rest of the bedroom that was formerly our "lets dump everything we don't use in there" room. It feels so good to bring so many bags to the thrift store! Matt will be building AL's crib after he's done with the chicken coop and that will be the last thing added to the room whenever he's done.
Here's a side by side comparison of 30 weeks pregnant with Kolbe and 30 weeks with AL:
I love looking back and seeing the differences and similarities! That's all I have for now. I'll be back soon to recap our recent beach adventures. Have a lovely night!