Pregnancy Update 30 Weeks
You would think by now, being the 30 week mark, that I would be so used to the idea of being pregnant and having a child. However, and I don’t know if this is just me or first pregnancy in general, but I am still finding the whole concept so surreal. I was watching a recorded version of “One Born Every Minute USA” at 2am this morning (as you do) and it dawned on me that when someone asks “do you have children” like most women get asked when they are my age, I will be able to say “yes, I have a daughter”. Hard to believe that there is going to be this person in my life forever now and that she was grown inside me. I wonder what she will look like. Will she have a lot of hair? Will it be dark and curly like Clint and mine? Is she going to be a big baby or a small one? I guess I am starting to imagine what is going to happen on delivery day as well.
One of the things my preggo books that I have been reading tell me is that when you are pregnant, you often dream about being pregnant or the baby. Up until this week I have had zero dreams about the baby, but all of a sudden I am dream of her every night now. Now I am a really big dreamer (both in life and asleep!) and I can wake up in the morning and tell you the most elaborate story from my dream I had, with a lot of detail as well. My mum used to say I was psycho (I think she meant psychic!) and didn’t think it was normal to dream every night (mmm…maybe she did mean psycho after all!). Clint thinks its hilarious that I can remember so much. I actually started a journal were I would write them down and maybe one day turn them into a book of short stories. Anyway, I digress….back to the dreams I have been having. One of them was my concern about breast-feeding the baby. I had delivered her, bought her home and yet I still hadn’t given her a first feed. My doctor was at the house with me and I was asking her if I should feed her yet and she wasn’t responding. My mum was there and I was saying to her that maybe I should give it a go but I wasn’t sure what to do as no one had shown me at the hospital.
How big is the baby: This week bub is about 42 cm long from head to toe (16.5 inches) and approximately 1,500 grams (1.5 kg) in weight (3lb 5oz) which is about the size of a cucumber (honestly, I don’t know where they get these fruit and vege comparisons from!?!).
Sickness: Aside from a bit of sinus due to some local burning off happening in the nearby national park, I’ve been feeling pretty good.
Movement: You know when you watch those alien movies and the person has an alien under their skin and you can watch it moving up and down? Well that’s what Clint and I were doing this week when bub was moving. I pulled my shirt up (to be honest, most of them barely cover my tummy these days so it really wasn’t a stretch to pull it up!) and we just watched her moving around in my tummy. It still freaks me out a little when she really moves. I’ve been getting these pins and needle sensations in the top of my tummy, just under my right breast. Apparently it’s normal and is the baby touching a nerve. You can push on that area and move her…which I did and I felt a movement in the lower left side of my tummy like she was moving down that way. I still can’t really tell what is what in there but it felt like she was laying down my right hand side the other night as it felt hard and tight and yet my other side wasn’t.
Sleep: Still facing insomnia. Honestly, is it our bodies getting us ready for the sleepless nights of 2 hourly feeds?!? Well at least I am catching up on the shows I have taped when I waked up at 2am unable to sleep any more. Lack of sleep does zombie me out a bit during the day though which makes it hard for me to get my work done.
Cravings: Is it wrong to have discovered vanilla custard? I don’t know if I would call it a craving…I mean, I am not going to die or maim someone if I don’t get it. But it’s just yummy and my justification is I need lot’s of calcium in my diet right now. Crunchie bars…blah, they are a thing of the past now!
What did you buy this week: I’ve been scouting ebay again for some cute little 000 (0-3 months) and 0000 (newborn) outfits as all I have for bub are short sleeve/leg onsies. However, I did come across a little princess dress and, although she wont fit it until she is 6 months, I couldn’t help myself!
Highlight of the Week: Would have to be hitting the 30 week mark and knowing that we will have a baby coming home in less than 10 weeks time.
What we’re looking forward to: Sharing bub’s name with you. Most of our close friends and family know but we’re looking forward to finally being able to call her by her name on the blog