30 weeks

Date: 8 January, 2010
How far along:
30 weeks, 6 days
Weight gain: down one pound
Sleep: Dreamt about insomnia a couple times this week. Do you know how strange that is? I dream that I'm awake, lying in my bed, suffering from insomnia.
Best moment this week: Strangely enough that moment happened after I showered at the health club. Usually I am avoiding looking at myself in a mirror, but lately the exercise has me feeling better about myself. I looked in the mirror and felt proud of my pregnant belly.
Movement: Lots of hiccups. Sometimes the kicks are what keep me awake after getting up to pee in the middle of the night.
Food cravings: I was craving a muffin, but then realized that I was overdue for lunch. I mostly crave fruit and have broken from my intent to eat locally by purchasing some red grapes. Cottage cheese and red grapes. Yum.
What I miss: Not missing much these days. 7 months in to this thing and I am no longer craving or missing beer and wine. I'm getting used to all this finally.
Next challenge: Getting everything ready in the nursery. Now, it seems like there isn't enough time to do everything.
What I am looking forward to: Baby's birthday!! I think I am going to get my belly henna-ed for the birthday and maybe even buy a birthing skirt. Anyone got any suggestions for a good one?
Weekly Wisdom: from Meditations for Pregnancy: "Relax more frequently, exercise more gently, and drink plenty of water."

This picture is for Anise, who commented last night about a picture of myself in tighty whiteys. Thanks for throwing in the "sexy" before the tighty and whitey, even if you didn't mean it. Today, we have the bra. I wanted to do this picture to show how big my belly is getting! I took another fully-clothed, but that just did not do justice to the enormity of this belly. So, I may be down a bit in weight, but definitely, the belly is getting bigger.

Last night, as I crawling into bed, I caught the Big D staring at it. I asked "what, whaaaaaaat?!" and he just smiled and "that's my baby in there!" [smiles] Perfect answer. I swear, she did some somersaults after that. It was weird and thrilling all at the same time.

More thoughts about gestational diabetes coming soon!

From BabyCenter: Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds 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.)

For some reason, it totally cracks me that I have a three-pound baby in my belly. I don't know why. There is a Cornershop song that says something about a three (or four, can't remember) can of turkey gravy on route something or rather. And I think about that song, that I apparently don't remember that well, every time that I think about my three pound baby.

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