30 weeks

Baby is the size of a… cucumber? Um, ok. That’s just a weird comparison to me so I did a search for a different produce option and found another site that says large cabbage. Cabbage I can get behind. His skin is getting smoother and he is now strong enough to grasp a finger.

So, 30 weeks! I feel like that should mean I am on the home stretch, but in actuality I still have 10 weeks to go. Seems like such a long and a short time from now.  All I want to eat is fruit. I have eaten almost half of a 15lb watermelon by myself in two days. It’s just so good. I am also loving grapes and mozzarella cheese. And bagels with peanut butter. I don’t know if these cravings are pregnancy related or due to the fact that it is finally warming up outside.

Baby boy is still super active. He is either practicing soccer or trying to claw his way out through my stomach, I’m not sure. I love feeling him move around, and if I notice I haven’t felt him in a while, I will press on my belly and he will usually respond. He is probably so annoyed by his mom already.

I am starting to get really uncomfortable when I sleep at night. I wish I could just sleep on my back sometimes, because my hips have started to get sore from side sleeping with all the extra weight. I do use a pillow between my knees and propped under the belly, but it only helps so much. Also, leg cramps. Sweet Jesus, I will wake up in the middle of the night and move my legs, and sometimes my calves will just cramp to high heaven. Fun times. I know the sleeping thing will only get worse as the weeks pass, so it is what it is. In between wake ups to shift sides I am still sleeping pretty well, so I have to be thankful for that.

Progress in the nursery has stalled because we have now started remodeling our bathroom. By “we” I mean Steve and our brother in law Brandon. I am serving as crew supervisor and support staff, taking care of important things like feeding the guys and keeping them on task 🙂 This bathroom is the last room in the house that needed to be completely redone, and we wanted to make sure it is finished before the boy makes his appearance. This was Saturday:

Don’t worry, it looks much better now. The guys made so much progress over the weekend it was kind of incredible. I am just so glad to be rid of the old nasty tub and shower tile. I will do a whole post on the bathroom at some point, likely when it is done and I can show before and afters. One of the things we decided to do was knock back a wall to open up the entry into the bathroom, and on the other side of said wall is the nursery closet. It was unnecessarily deep for a closet, and now it is a normal size. Because of this project, the nursery is now a disaster zone of stuff from the closet and crap from the bathroom. I really hope this project goes fast because it is already driving me nuts that I can’t complete the nursery. The new crib was delivered today and I am so antsy to get it set up. I also ordered the amazing glider/ottoman I talked about a couple weeks ago, and got a great deal on it to boot.

Exercise wise, I swam three times last week. Once was on Sunday, when I was kind of forced into going to the gym if I wanted to take a shower (see bathtub above). It was a good thing, because I am 100% sure I would not have gone to the pool otherwise. Ditto Monday morning. I do not normally workout on Mondays before work, but I got up super early to go to the gym and shower. I thought it would look weird if I went there JUST to shower, so I figured I would get in a short swim to start the week.

Lastly, I had another crazy weird dream last night. I heard the baby crying from his room, so I went in to get him. I took him out of his crib and put him on the changing table, and at some point he was no longer a human baby but a chimpanzee. Like the kind you see people have as pets, and I didn’t have any diapers that would fit on this full sized animal. WTF? I have now dreamed that he is a puppy and a primate. You are a human, right little guy??

Oy vey. Ten weeks to go, and I hope they keep flying by!


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  1. Stephanie

    I love reading your posts because it’s just so similar to my own experiences right now. Haha watermelon is from heaven I swear! We’ll by a giant one and I share a tiny bit with my husband 🙂