When I first titled this post I typed “35 weeks” insead of “30 weeks” and when I read it I was like WHOA, already? Then I realized that I’m a moron. Or, at the very least I have pregnancy brain, which is a very real condition. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I am feeling pretty tired lately which is probably a result of not getting a full-night’s rest. On a good night I will only wake up once to go to the bathroom but on the average night I wake up three or four times or am just generally restless. It’s getting harder to get comfortable and I feel like no amount of pillows wedged in between my knees or shoved under my back will help. I still have a ways to go and don’t remember struggling to stay asleep this early in the game last time. It doesn’t do me any good to compare this pregnancy to my first but I do it all the time anyway. Usually, this one comes out on top but in terms of sleep? Notsomuch. I fall asleep easily while listening to my Hypnobabies session but I can’t stay asleep all night. Every time I have to move, I wake up. Apparently, I move a lot.
Other than being tired I feel pretty good. My blood pressure is normal, there are no proteins in my urine, my weight-gain is steady, and overall I’m pretty healthy. My clothes are getting tighter since the baby is getting HUGE but I get by on my constantly-dwindling wardrobe. My uniform lately is a pair of leggings or shorts paired with an oversized men’s oxford dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. I don’t have a photo of this ensemble but maybe I should. I really could write an entire post dedicated to this particular look.
ANYWAY, my rings still fit on my fingers and my ankles are still as slender as ever (it’s the only body part I have that can be described as slender). I am in nesting mode (finally!) and this past week Jacob and I spent time working on our master bedroom. We have a long ways to go to get the house baby-ready but we’re getting there.
Jacob and I are taking a private birthing preparation class next Friday evening at the birth center. It sounds fancy, so private, oooh, but it’s actually pretty cheap. I guess this particular educator just prefers private lessons over group classes. It should be fun and informative.
Also, our baby sprinkle is next weekend! I can’t wait to be around all of our friends and family while they give us gifts and money. Just kidding. We are going to have a make-your-own taco bar and probably some delicious homemade Sangria (that I can’t have but whatever). This weekend, I am meeting with my mom and two of my closest friends to discuss the details of the party and to round up supplies and decor. I love planning parties and this one is going to be awesome and not just because it’s for me. Maybe a little.