30 weeks

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30 weeks and I feel like I’ve turned some sort of corner. I went from pregnant to PREGNANT. Daily life is more challenging…walking, breathing, sitting, dressing, pretty much everything. But I’m taking it in stride and trying to enjoy it because even though being pregnant is becoming more difficult I still feel awesome about carrying this little boy with me everyday. I love him more and more as we get closer to his arrival. We are at the final stretch, the final 10 weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited to meet our son. We are ready for him. We have a new home and emotionally I feel very ready for him to be apart of our family.

I’ve been experiencing a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions. Everyday, multiple times, my entire lower abdomen will harden and tighten and cause just some very slight discomfort. It’s difficult to be stopped randomly throughout the day and take a moment to let the sensation pass but I also can’t help but be excited by how much my body is practicing for the big day. I know he needs at least another 7 weeks to grow big and strong for the outside world but these practice contractions make me feel like he could possibly be ready earlier than 40 weeks. The other night I was having one about every 10 minutes for an hour or so and  for a moment I thought “could this be it?” but thankfully due to our classes I knew that it couldn’t be.

His movements have definitely changed. All the rocking n’rolling has evolved into jabs and nudges. He doesn’t flip and tumble anymore but now will stick a foot up into my ribs or straight out my side. I’m still trying to figure out if I’m feeling a foot or a head and I’ve become preoccupied with trying to decipher if his head is down and his feet are up. But I’ll just have to trust that he’ll make it happen for us.

I know I still have plenty of time left but already I get moments of sadness that soon he will no longer be just mine. One day not too far from now, he’ll be a part of the world, he will have his own personality and life that others will experience with him. And of course, that’s the way its suppose to be but for these next 10 weeks or so I’m going to cherish having him all to myself. Right now, we are as close as we will ever get to be in life, he literally lives inside me and well that pretty incredible.  

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Belly button is all gone!

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