This was the week that I was told at least three times that I looked like I was going to have the baby in the next few weeks. (Try 10.)
How far along am I: 30 Weeks. We can now count the rest of the weeks on two hands (unless McLittle decides to come late.)
Size of baby: McLittle weighs almost three pounds and is about 16 inches long.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’m up 26 pounds. I made a few poor food choices this week, so I’m not surprised that the weight is still piling on.
Clothes: Some maternity clothes are great, but I can’t find anything that I really need right now, such as a fancy dress for a fancy wedding next week. I’m a little freaked out, but have one back-up dress, just in case.
Gender: A boy! (We watched the ultrasound dvd this week, and are fairly confident the ultrasound tech knew what she was talking about.)
Movement: I still feel him a lot late at night, some in the morning, and a LOT when I’m at work. Someone asked me on Tuesday if she could feel him when he moved, and I said “no.” I’m still not comfortable with people touching me, and he doesn’t move on command (I think he gets that from his mother.)
Sleep: I mentioned to someone over the weekend that I have had no real problems sleeping through the night – and then I woke up twice on Sunday night at 1 and 4 a.m. The rest of the week has been great.
What I miss: I miss doing everything on my own. I can’t paint the room, I can’t lift things. I can’t even go to a concert next week because the band’s fans tend to get wild, and there’s nowhere to sit down.
Cravings: Watermelon. And anything watermelon-flavored. I did get Watermelon Sorbet from TCBY late last week, and it was divine. I’ve made-do with real watermelon the rest of the week.
Symptoms: The exhaustion has set back in. And someone told me that I looked like I was moving a little slow. The longer I sit at my desk at work, the more I’ll get sore or tired (though the soreness doesn’t last long.)
Best moment this week: Kenny’s co-workers gave him an impromptu baby shower last Friday (his last day at work) and some other co-workers at one of his schools made sure that McLittle was taken care of. He came home with diapers and wipes one day, and a pack and play the next. People are very excited about McLittle!