How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Size of baby: a squash
Maternity Clothes: yes - all the time!
Movement: YES! stronger and stronger all the time.
Sleep: pretty good most nights
What I miss: being able to do things with ease. putting on socks, shoes, cuddle with the puppies, and ankles!
Cravings: none really. Trying to eat as much protein as possible. Helps with the nausea and swelling.
Symptoms: swelling, nausea, fatigue
Best Moment This Week: Pampers, Pizza, and Poker Shower hosted by DeAnn and the I/O Psych program at Tech! We brought home over 700 diapers and other goodies. We had a blast and knowing that our baby is loved is AMAZING!
Milestones: Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)
What I'm Looking Forward To: the last 10 weeks of pregnancy!! We have a busy but exciting few weeks ahead of us. My job will be interesting over the next couple of weeks. As of midnight on 8/1 I will no longer be a HealthSouth employee and will be working for LifeCare. The transition seems to be going pretty smoothly so far but, nothing has really happened yet. I plan to pretty much live at the hospital the next 2-3 weeks making sure things roll from one company to the other as smoothly as possible. I just hope William is up for the long hours.
Our 3rd Wedding anniversary is also coming up in a few weeks. I don't think there will be a huge celebration since I'll be in the middle of the transition at work but I know that we will celebrate with a nice dinner and time together, which is all I really want! Maybe I'll even get a foot massage - if Luke asks you can let him know that is all I need/want!
We have LOTS of Dr. appointments on the book as well. We have officially begun the twice a month appointments and I really look forward to getting to see Dr. M. At our appointment yesterday he just sat right down and spent about 15 min talking with Luke about his article in Golf Digest. He refers to William by name and seems to really care. He asks us questions and talks about his family like we have known each other for years! We feel so very lucky to have found him. I can't imagine trusting anyone else the way I trust him. I know that William and I are in the best possible hands!
We also have 3 more baby showers!! A family shower thrown by my aunts and a couples shower thrown by Molly and Katie. Luke gets to be involved in this one which I know he will really enjoy. Plus it will be a great chance to catch up with friends we haven't seen in far too long! Katie and Molly and planning a relaxing evening at Camp Simmering and I can't wait! I wish we had more time to be in Hesston but I know there will be more trips once William arrives. Can you believe all the people that want to love on little William, he is a very lucky little boy!
And Since you made it to the bottom I'll reward you with a peak and my latest project for William. This little sign will ensure that we always know which room is his. :)