****70 Days Left******
Baby Size: Head of Cabbage (3lbs/16in)
Symptoms: Rib pain & LOTS of movement
Cravings: Nada (exercise??)
So here we are at week 30. I truly feel like the time has flown by. I keep thinking, "I don't need to worry about that we have plenty of time", and all the sudden I have 6 weeks until full term. I can't think about it too much as it will probably induce some sort of panic (just kidding....sort of).
We still haven't put up our book shelves so nothing to update there. I did organize and get all the baby stuff in place. We will have a few more things to do before the baby comes. I do feel that if the baby came early that we are ready. Well physically ready, not mentally. I think the mentally ready part never really comes until it has too though. I have started making a list of the things we have to do so I'll share that with you:
Before Baby To Do List:
Wash all new baby clothes/ blankets (anyone have a recommendation for detergent)
Buy table top changing pad
Deep deep clean apartment
Clean carpets (a must with a dog)
Practice using the stroller with Goose
Introduce Goose to a baby doll (just to be safe)
Register at hospital
Take at least one labor class
Make 2 weeks worth of freezer meals
Find our diaper service
The list seems really long looking at it now. Some of the things on the list are pretty silly (practice using stroller with Goose) but it really is a must. This dog is afraid of EVERYTHING! We just put our BOB together and he was hiding in the corner. Since I take him on his morning walks and he does tend to pull, practice with the stroller is serious business. I will feel kind of silly walking with a baby doll in the stroller but I'm not willing to wing it on this one. Hopefully I can get everything done on the list. I really want the freezer meals done but they may be one thing that we slack on. We'll see!
My appointment went well last week. My Dr. was happy with my glucose results and says that there is nothing to worry about. I was surprised by my weight gain (in a bad way). I have been very slowly gaining weight and I feel that this last month was a big one. In 5 weeks since my last appointment, I gained 9lbs. So far it has been 2-5lbs a month so I was pretty bummed. That makes my total up to date 25lbs. I was hoping to only gain 25 total but it looks like it is going to be around 35. Well this is what the Dr. predicts, so we will see. I will say that this last month my eating suffered a little. I suppose I could've done without the pop tarts or lucky charms for breakfast. So I am on to choosing the healthier options. I had been so good and I slipped for a couple weeks and here came the pounds. Pretty funny.
I spoke with my Dr. last week about my delivery options. I have been very active during the pregnancy so far and have been feeling really great. I asked her about natural options, which sounds terrifying but I feel that it might be the best choice for me. My body reacts really poorly to drugs and I usually get really sick. I have been researching different options but I have been feeling that it is a hard thing to plan. I am looking into laboring in a warm bath or doing meditation. My Dr. tried to talk me out of natural but I think that's for money purposes. She recommended the Bradley method so I have been looking into that more as well. I think the reason I feel that natural is best for me is because I will have to go through pain no matter what, so I may as well just see it through. This may be really naive of me and when I really start to feel the pain I may just be kidding myself. I asked Brian what he thinks and he is all about natural (because he knows the terror that is me with drugs). My mind is not made up and I truly am open to anything so if anyone has suggestions I would love to hear.
On that note, a picture of my lovely Goosey.