Holy cow. I’m 30 weeks pregnant. This means that I have just 10 weeks (give or take) left to be pregnant.
Yes. You read that correctly.
According to babble.com my baby is the size of a cabbage (whatever). And, also according to babble.com the forgetfullness that I’m experiencing is pretty normal in pregnant women. Word on the street is that reduced brain volume is due in part to (thanks again…) hormones. Fabulous. I’ll tell you what – these hormones do a number on pregnant women from the get. To then take away my much-needed brain volume? Not cool.
Makes me just want to sleep forever.
Q. How am I feeling?
A. Physically? I’m feeling big. I’m pretty confident that I’ve reached the, “no-longer-glowing, just-feeling-huge” part of my pregnancy. I’d be lying if I said that I was comfortable.
Q. Am I sleeping at night?
A. I am! But here’s pregnancy confession #1: I always sleep on my back. I try to fall asleep on my side, but no matter what – I wake up on my back. (You’re supposed to attempt to sleep on your back to provide optimal oxygen to your unborn baby. Article here.) Bottom line? I’ll know when to not sleep on my back, it’ll become more uncomfortable. I shall listen to my body on this one.
Random pregnancy thoughts:
(Because “random” is all I can do at this point.)
- I’m pretty close to losing my belly button. It looks like it’s going to flip inside-out any day now. (Gross.)
- I’m pretty exhausted pretty much all day everyday. My “rest-level” just hasn’t been the same this time around.
- I’m not ready for Baby Girl 2011 to make her way into this world. Ten weeks left seems like far too short of a time… but then again, being pregnant for 10 more weeks seems semi-blech. “Kylee, APPRECIATE THIS TIME.” (This is what I keep telling myself.)
- Water retention is not fun.
Q. Why am I not ready to have this second baby girl?
A. I’ll be honest… I need some more time to get used to the idea. (The idea of being a mom of two daughters.) I’m already grieving my “Lila/Mommy” time. I’m sad that our lives are about to change. (Yes, I know that the change is “for the better” and that “they’ll be best friends in no time at all,” but still. It’s hard.) Lila has been the center of our universe for 17 very short months. In 2 more months, she’ll be sharing our attentions. In fact, my attention is going to be very directed to her baby sister for a while.
This makes me sad.
What gives me confidence is that ages of Dads and Moms have been through this before us. They’ve felt these exact same emotions. They’ve come out on the other side of happy and said, “Yep – this is how it’s supposed to be.”
I’m just waiting to get to that point.
Ok, on to the pics for this week.
This is what I’m supposed to look like, according to babble.com.
This is what I look like:
Here’s another pic of us.
And finally, I’ve learned that the clothes that do fit often times don’t match. It’s a bummer.
Tah-tah, for now.