30 weeks is here and making this whole "we're having another baby" thing feel really real. And it's funny to me because "30 weeks" sounds so close, yet my due date is still a little over two months away.
Friends who were pregnant before me have started having their babies and I think that's helping with the "reality" factor. Most importantly, my best friend Tiff welcomed the most perfect Eloise. My friend Kara welcomed her fourth girl (Nelle) and Ryan's cousin's wife somehow naturally birthed a 12 pound baby boy (Eric). Next up is Alex, and I cannot wait to see if her baby is a boy or girl. My sweet sister-in-law is due at the end of April with a boy. And then it's our turn.
It's feeling really real because all these beautiful babies are being born and things up in here are getting round, wide, and all sorts of super fun.
What sort of super fun, you ask? Heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux and I have a daily get together. It's getting to the point where I bend over to pick up Camden's toys and I can literally feel the acid being pushed up my chest.
My hands will frequently go tingly and/or numb because apparently pregnancy carpal tunnel is totally a thing.
And last week, when walking down a slightly narrow hallway in my office building, a man walking the other direction as me dramatically pressed himself up against the wall in an effort to let me by. I know I'm getting bigger, but shit - I'm not wearing a flashing "wide load" sign, buddy.
I had an ultrasound on Monday to check in on baby sister's growth, because at our anatomy scan in January she was measuring smaller than average. According to the ultrasound, she's measuring around 2 pounds 15 ounces - which is great! That puts her in the 29th percentile and my doctor was really pleased with her progress. The ultrasound also showed that the baby is breech, so I am extremely hopeful that she will flip head down on her own. We will take another peek at 36 weeks to check her position. My doctor said there isn't really anything I can do to help her flip, but I am pretty sure there are some yoga-esque poses that might be worth a try.
Her being in the breeched position totally makes sense in retrospect. My ribs (especially the left side) have been really achy and painful this pregnancy and I had no idea why. Well, it's because her little noodle is wedged up in/under there.
Because I have a blood disorder, my doctor frequently checks my platelet counts. I've never had an issue while pregnant, but it's good to know if I am at a heightened risk for bleeding and if the numbers were below a certain threshold, I wouldn't be able to have an epidural. Funny how with Camden's pregnancy and birth plan I was hoping for a natural birth, and this time, I'm like, "give me the juice."
I think we are pretty much decided on baby sister's name. My only worry is if we meet her and the name doesn't feel right? We don't have a solid backup (or any backup for that matter), so if she comes out and it doesn't fit - we're in trouble.
The nesting bug has kicked in and I'm finally making (slow) progress on getting the nursery put together. We finally cleared out the room of all the furniture, and my little sister was kind enough to paint for us. Thanks to my nesting, Cam unintentionally transitioned to a toddler bed. But that's a whole other post and I'm still trying to wrap my head around my baby sleeping in a big boy toddler bed.
Until 32 weeks. Think baby flipping thoughts for me.