30 Weeks Down – 10 To Go (SCARY!)

First – an apology.  I realize that I have not done a belly shot in a couple of weeks.  I’m sorry – it has just been so busy.  I meant to get a 29 week shot at the beach last weekend, but I think the only picture we took with me in it, I’m looking at the camera between mom & dad.  I promise to have a 30 week shot taken.

This week has been crazy.  We got back from the beach on Monday, around 1:00, and I started laundry.  Jeff was supposed to be going out with his brothers, but that changed to a family cookout instead.  So while I switched load 1 to the dryer and started load 2 in the washer, Jeff ran to get Gelati Celesti ice cream and ice for the cookout.  We got to his parents around 3:30-ish, I think.  By 6:30, I was nearly dozing off in conversation.  Yes, my friends, the total exhaustion has returned.  I want to take a nap by 9:00 in the morning.  Needless to say, I’m really ready to crash right now.  I will be heading home from work soon to nap and do some housework before having to speak to a class at 5:30 this evening (at the Parham Road Campus, thankfully).

My indigestion is still as bad as it was.  I hate eating sometimes because I just feel crappy afterwards.

On a high note – my shower is this weekend!  Warren & Rachel will be in town for a wedding (hence why this weekend was selected for the shower) so they will get to see me live in belly for the first time.  I think Warren is more excited than any male I know.  Jeff lives with my growing belly and daddy sees it at least once a week, so it is not a big deal to them.  Melissa has put a lot into planning and I’m excited to see my Cinderella stuff out and on display.
Another high note – my boss finally figured out that I’m leaving for good when the baby comes.  That means putting my position up and setting a final date.  Oct 30 marks the end of a pay period, so that may end up being my last day.  That wouldn’t be too bad since (if the baby is on time) it would give me a couple weeks to be sure the house is ready.  I start training another of the part-timers here next week in case something happens and I have to go out before there is a replacement me.  I will also have one or two work-study students starting in a week or two.  That means, I’ll be training them to do what I do also.  My goal is to have this office able to run without me before September ends.  On Oct 2 I will be 34 weeks and after that, she really could come anytime.  Remember, I’ve known two people just this summer to have their babies at 35 weeks.

So that is all for now…I think…I will post a picture tomorrow or Friday of me at 30 weeks and I’ll update on Sunday or Monday concerning the shower.  I’m really, really excited about it!!

Here’s the usual Baby Center Info & pictures:

How your baby’s growing:

Your baby’s about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds [last Tuesday they estimated her to already be 3 lbs, 3 oz] (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after she’s born, she’ll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

 30 weeks 30-green-cabbage

2 thoughts on “30 Weeks Down – 10 To Go (SCARY!)

  1. I’ll answer Grete’s question here and then I’ll make sure to put it on the blog she uses.  Yes, at this point in time I am going to stay at home full-time for at least the first year.  Now, come January, if we’ve figured out that it isn’t working, we’ll reevaluate.  At the one year mark we will also reevaluate and see if I want to continue staying home or go back to work.One possible plan of action is that after a year (or maybe next summer), I’ll start taking courses for my Masters (as yet to be determined since I may not become a classroom teacher afterall).  We’re going to play all of that by ear and see how it goes.  *My latest “calling” is social work.  I’ve made some great connections to four teenagers in foster care (one who was adopted this past year) and I’m really encouraged by them to serve in some type of advocacy form for foster kids.  But we’ll see…

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