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30 Weeks Pregnant and Counting

Something about the weeks starting with a 3 is really hitting home for me now. My due date is in July. That seems far enough away. Really, it’s 2. 5 MONTHS away. But when I think of the fact that I am now in single digit weeks my heart starts to pound and I realize that the movement inside my body is IN FACT a baby and not just gas.

Ok pep talk time. (note to self – re-read this after baby arrives)

  • I can do this
  • I have done it before
  • I love this baby
  • I am excited about this baby
  • I can’t wait to share his name
  • I can’t wait to squeeze him

There is absolutely nothing about this pregnancy that is the same as the first one. How does that work!? I mean it’s amazing really, how different it is and I know I have already said it, but it’s so true.

I feel like a cloud has lifted in this 3rd trimester. Typically, the 2nd trimester hosts the glory days full of energy and shopping and excitement. But I have to say, I was pretty miserable. My hormones were nuts and I felt bad a LOT of the time.

Now that I am soundly in home stretch territory, I feel much lighter! Slower, but lighter nonetheless. Physically, I still feel pretty good and my emotions are really getting back under control. Yes, it is good.

Last week I had a terrible 24 hour stomach bug. I don’t know if it was a virus or something I ate, but I can tell you this, Gyros and greek salad shall not touch my lips again until after the baby arrives. Sad.

I am now in the land of OB appointments every 2 weeks. I don’t mind this part. It tells me that we really are rounding the final corner to the finish line! Baby’s heartbeat has consistently been strong, he is growing normally and I have passed my glucose tests! They had me test twice because of Oscar’s size to be sure I wasn’t a closet gestational diabetic. I am thankful that I passed because those starburst jellybeans didn’t eat themselves….

At 30 weeks, I have gained about 17lbs.

Oscar was born at 39 weeks! The clock is ticking friends. Let’s do this!

andrea

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robin

Sunday 15th of May 2011

Man, wish I looked so lovely at 30 weeks! I had a stomach bug with my first at about the same point of my pregnany- on my 21st birthday. Yes, spent that evening in the bathroom, but didn't get to have any of the drinking fun beforehand :( I haven't eaten a caesar salad since.

Homestretch! Excited for you!

Paige

Tuesday 10th of May 2011

You look so cute. I love the new dress!

Tara

Tuesday 10th of May 2011

What a gorgeous dress and a beautiful mother inside it! As different as your pregnancies are, your children may be, too. Variety is the spice of life, right? :-) Wishing you a comfortable third trimester with continued lightness and growing excitement.

Martha

Tuesday 10th of May 2011

GORGEOUS MAMA!!!! Love the dress, love you!

Mommy Reporter

Tuesday 10th of May 2011

I know it must really feel like countdown time now... I remember for me, the 30 week mark was like I was so close but still so far away. You look so adorable with your mommy belly...

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