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Monday, July 18, 2011

30 Weeks Pt. 2

I really can't believe I'm going to be a mom again in 10 very short weeks. It's crazy to think I'll have two little ones to love. I'm sure it'll be difficult at first but I know I'll get the hang of it fairly quickly. Especially since I've got such a caring family to support me.

As for events and updates, this week wasn't very exciting. I suppose the biggest news is that I had my glucose test which wasn't much fun at all. That sugary drink really made my tummy upset. And not to mention the fact that it's been super hot the last few days. Thank the Lord for central air. I don't think I'd be able to survive this heat and humidity without it.

Oh wait... what am I thinking. There has been one huge development this week and my pregnant brain has just seemed to forget it, until now. Pauly is walking! Ok maybe not all by himself all the time but he can do it. He just lacks some courage to get up and go so, if you encourage him and make a fuss, he'll do it. And what's the best encouragement for my son?
"Pauly, where's your ball? Go get the ball.". And off he goes. It's the cutest thing ever.

And what else has happened....??
Oh, we're having Jody back as our doula. Paul and I were so happy having her with us the first time that we didn't even think about it the second time around. It was more like "I'm more than halfway through my pregnancy, do you think Jody's available?". And we were so glade when she said she was.

And now that I'm 30 weeks along I'll be seeing the midwife every two weeks. And of course the nursery is nowhere near done. There isn't too much to do but I still don't want it to come down to the wire like last time.

It seems this post is headed in all sorts of directions but hey, that's the way my mind has been the last couple of days. And I'm trying to sort it out lol!

At 30 weeks my lil' bean is weighing in at about 3lbs. roughly the size of a cabbage. There is about a pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounding him/her, which will decrease in volume as he/she gets bigger. The soft lanugo hair that was protecting the skin is now starting to fall off. This lil' bean is keeping active by moving around and this can be seen and felt. And I can assure you this one will probably be just as active as Pauly. There's no stopping him/her. Breathing movements are also being practiced by moving the diaphragm which could lead to hiccups.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

29 Weeks Pt. 2

What a busy few weeks I've had. To start (in no particular order) little man is now a whole year old. We had a great time celebrating his first birthday and the weather was fantastic. We took the kids to the splash pad and I couldn't believe how much Pauly loved it. After some fun in the sun we all headed back to the house for lunch, Birthday cake and presents. It was amazing to see all the kids playing together.

Loving the splash pad

Another big event is my return to work. I really don't know where the time went. It just seems like yesterday that I was sleeping in a hospital bed with my newborn son next to me. Anyways, it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. In my mind I was picturing long days, too much overtime and a whole lot of me missing the little man. It actually was somewhat comforting to be back to my regular routine. Don't get me wrong...I missed my son A LOT. But being around adults and having adult conversations was refreshing. That being said, I can't wait to be off again :)

This summer has also started great. We've done a few family outings and I've loved every one. There was Pioneer Village for father's day, Springridge farm, strawberry picking and the zoo.

Happy Daddy's Day

My first pony ride
Off to the strawberry patches

Waiting in line at the zoo

And now for my lil' bean. This week he/she weighs 2 1/2 pounds, about the same as a butternut squash, and is 15 inches long. The bones are fully developed but will stay malleable in order to get through the birth canal. The lungs are maturing along with muscles and of course he/she is still gaining fat. The head is also getting bigger to accommodate the growing brain. Only 11 more weeks!