Week 30! In the blink of an eye, it’s here! The weeks no longer start with the number 2…which means these last 10 weeks are sure to fly by. My pregnancy is already three-quarters of the way over, which makes me both sad and excited. Being pregnant is something I am really enjoying (even with all of the aches, pains, and diabetes), but I am beyond excited to be able to hold our little boy and see his sweet face. Yesterday we finally got a box in the mail of a bunch of Brinton’s old baby clothes and blankets. He was so cute as we looked through all of his old things and tried to imagine baby boy wearing them. Our apartment isn’t big enough that baby will have his own room or nursery, but I am so excited to start decorating his corner of our room! We are still putting together our baby registry, but I realized just the other day that it’s starting to get close and we need some stuff! It will be really fun to see it all start to come together so we can have everything ready before baby makes his big debut.
Pregnancy update (physical stuff): this week, just tiredness. I physically get tired by the end of the day, even just working my normal shift. Also, I am carrying baby pretty much only right in front, so it’s starting to make my back ache. Yesterday was the first day that my belly felt heavy, like it was pulling my upper abdominal muscles down, which made them feel pretty tender by the end of the day. I’m feeling better today, but I’m considering looking into getting one of those pregnancy support bands since I still have 10 weeks to go. Have any of you used those before? Did they help?
Also, baby gets the hiccups all the time…usually several times a day. At first it was really cute because I could watch my whole belly twitch, but now I can’t help but just feel bad for the little guy! After he has had them for a while he always starts squirming around, so I can’t help but think that they are making him uncomfortable. Who wouldn’t be? I’ve also heard that babies who get the hiccups in utero a lot have a greater tendency to have acid reflux issues as newborns, so I hope that isn’t the case here. I’ve had my first experience with heartburn during this pregnancy and it’s not fun. I wouldn’t want my little guy to have to deal with that!
Anyway, that’s the update for week 30! Our next appointment is Monday morning, and then the appointment after that we get to have another ultrasound. Hopefully this time we can see him a lot better than the first ultrasound we had!