I think I just posted last week about how I feel so great physically. Ha, I spoke too soon!! I’ve been having a lot of pressure… ahem… down there & my… ahem… place feels like it’s going to fall apart. I really don’t remember how I felt the last few weeks of my pregnancy with Jaidan. Oh, but I just went and found my blog post about it.
Gosh how different the 2nd pregnancy is from the first one. I was all into being pregnant and the whole process of it and I still really love being pregnant, but I know the outcome of the pregnancy is SO much sweeter when that little baby is in your arms. I’m definitely torn between the two emotions. Ready to have my body back & being able to move normally but loving the movements and the fact that there is precious life growing inside of me and I just feel so much more… spiritual maybe? I’m less stressed knowing that he is safe and sound in my tummy and the fact that I don’t have to nurse every 2 hours. Oh boy that part I’m not quite looking forward to but I know it’s part of the process & I’m really an embracer. Yeah, that’s not a word but I just made it up. I like to embrace all parts of life, even the difficult times… it really makes me appreciate the awesome times.
That last paragraph really had nothing to do with me being 30 weeks so back to that…
My midwife is not concerned with gestational diabetes for me so looks like I wont be needing the glucose test this pregnancy! woohooo!
We haven’t really done much else to ‘prepare’ for the baby. Ohhh wait, I lied. I did do some freezer cooking! We might use it before the baby gets here but I at least did my first few batches and it’s SO neat knowing we have crock pot meals in the freezer! I’ve done some little stuff before like my vegetable soup, spaghetti sauce (because I make the BEST spaghetti sauce ever!) and banana nut muffins but this time I did 6 meals from mamaandbabylove.com
I’m also re-reading Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth. I’m taking the last 10(ish) weeks to prepare mentally and emotionally for the birth. Maybe that’s another reason it feels so spiritual. So much prayer in asking for direction and just overall peace about the labor and birth process. I’m such a worrier by nature so I really have to give it all to God and trust Him.
Okay so I was planning on a cute picture for my 30 weeks and it just didn’t happen. The day I turned 30 weeks it was raining, storming and freezing outside so I waited until the weekend to do my picture except I had already changed out of my clothes. So here’s me in my pajama pants & a t-shirt I shouldn’t wear again until after baby is here for the simple fact that not everyone wants to see my belly peeking. You’ll be happy to know I pulled it down for this picture. You’re welcome! 🙂