This week I reached the 30 week marker for pregnancy number 3! Three quarters of the way done! In some ways, time flew so quickly! Where did the summer go anyway? At the same time, I feel like I’ve been pregnant for EVER!
Now that I’m 30 weeks, I’m even more eager to meet this little girl. I’m hoping she is healthy and not any bigger than my boys were! I hope I don’t need a c-section because I do not know how I’d manage with two littles and Damian going to school. All the same worries come as with my first two… health concerns, going through labor concerns, how am I going to take care of three small children concerns. It’s all normal, and I’ve learned to let it be.
She will be here before we know it, and it will feel like she always was here, like life would be impossible without her. And baby snuggles! How my heart beats for those snuggles!
My pregnancy has been uneventful, and that is always a good thing. I’ve gained 12 pounds, and I am measuring two weeks ahead, but that doesn’t mean I will deliver early. My glucose tolerance tests came back perfect both times I took it, but I will probably take it again. My doctors are concerned about Gestational Diabetes because I grow big babies. I’ve never had it, but they want to be extra careful.
This has been the easiest second and beginning of third trimester I’ve ever had! The first trimester was horrible, but once I got over a bout with Lyme (again) and my morning sickness, I felt great. My low back and hips, which usually hurt during pregnancy, are holding up well. My only complaint is that for about two and a half months I’ve been having pain related to Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. The doctors haven’t called it that, but that’s what it is. There isn’t much you can do except be careful with your body. The pain is fine until I move in specific ways, and then it is horrible, but most of my day is pain free.
Otherwise, all is well. Maddie is going strong, kicking a ton, and active. The midwife wasn't sure if she was head down or not, but I think she feels head down. There is still plenty of time for her to flip if she isn't though!
Here’s a link to my update video on YouTube!
Welcome to the family!
We are a laid back, fun, family of four living on a dime in 700 square feet. Life might not be perfect, but every moment of every day, it is beautiful.