30 Week Update



How far along? 30 weeks 3 days
Maternity clothes? Yep. Cam's shirts fit me really good right now, too. I'm currently measuring 39.5 weeks for a singleton pregnancy, so apparently this is what I would look like at full term if we were only having one baby. I'm pretty content with that. I could totally have one baby. Height helps, y'all.
Best moment this week: The Baby Shower on Saturday! I can't believe how many of you came out to support me and spoil these little boys! I had a fabulous time. The room was packed and two very talented ladies made it so dang cute. My sister finished the baby call quilt just in time. I will be blogging this in its own post. It deserves it.
Movement: All the time! They respond to sounds now too. It's interesting to me. Last night I figured out that they don't like rap much. The opening scene to an episode of Friday Night Lights was at a party. They didn't move at all. Then, the happy-go-lucky title sequence music started and they both kicked/rolled/danced through the entire thing. Gray is now head down (YAY!), which means they are curled up together and they both kick the same spots, but my ribs have never felt better. Bruises are getting the chance to heal for the time being. Sweet mercy, it's fantastic. I think Nash is getting a bit of revenge for being sat on for so long because he's now the one squishing Gray. We found out yesterday that Nash has caught up and is only 3 oz. smaller than his brother. He's taller though. :) And has a bigger noggin.
Food cravings: Fruits and veggies. And water. I've heard the never-ending thirst gets worse when you breastfeed. Not sure how it can get worse. I drink more than 100+ oz. of water every single day. Not including juice and milk consumption which is also at an all-time high. And I am still *parched*. (please say parched in a high squeaky voice, a la Squince from the Sandlot during the vacuum scene). I can't handle the heater being on in the car because it dries out my lips and throat even more and induces a panic attack. Cam drives with very cold hands now. He's a trooper. :) (I also turn the heater off at home all the time. It's enough to stress me out in less than a second. Feels like I can't breathe.)
Labor Signs: Went on a walk a couple days ago. Had to stop because I was blacking out. Cam sat me down on the couch for the rest of the night after we finally made it home. The walk was maybe 10 minutes. Considering I'm measuring "full term" and my uterus thinks it should be done stretching, the Dr. says that blacking out is perfectly normal, but that I should really be taking it easy for the next 6+ weeks. Both boys are weighing in at just under 4 pounds, so we've got almost 8 pounds of baby in there!
Belly Button in or out? Consider it at ground zero. Have you ever seen a belly button that is stretched flat? It is a bizarre looking situation.
What I miss: Not really sure how to answer this one. Yesterday it would've been sleep, but I slept so deep last night that there are no complaints here. We're in the home stretch! 30 weeks already and we won't make it to 40! Wahoo! That went so dang fast. [Edit: Thank you little "you might also like" widget at the bottom of the post. This is what I'm missing today.]
What I am looking forward to: Finishing these cloth diapers. I have 9.5 done, and then took a break because we started working on some artwork for the nursery and needed the sewing table for assembly. I need to bite the bullet and finish the rest. I've got it down to about 35 minutes to sew each one, so really I just need to do it. Also, we're getting bins of clothes from Cam's sister on Sunday. She has 2 year old twin boys and gobs of clothes. I can't wait to sort through everything and wash and put them away in the "dresser" we made last week. And, Cam is staining the gorgeous changing table he built last semester. It's stunning. I can't wait to see this nursery come together!
Milestones: 30 weeks. THREE ZERO. That's so crazy to me. Mentally, I'm still thinking 38 as my goal. The dr. said that's totally possible. Regardless, though, these boys are coming NEXT MONTH. A little surreal.
Realization of the week: Head down is where it's at. I get more uncomfortable as the day goes on, but nothing compared to a couple weeks ago. Also, I'm willing to bet that cocoa butter doesn't do much but relieve itchiness. I have stretch marks on my hips and under my belly button (where the marks from the IVF shots have split). I don't mind them, though. It's not like I'm all excited to have stretch marks, but in my mind they just come with the territory. I love these boys and everything that comes with them. Also, people have started to ask if I'm "afraid because sometime these guys are gonna have to come out of me." For the record, I would much rather have them out than in (once they're ready to meet the world.) I'm not afraid of their birth day. I honestly can't wait. I daydream about it on a regular basis. And if IVF taught me anything, it is that as long as Cam is next to me, I can do anything. It's incredible to me how his hand on my arm can calm me down immediately or listening to his voice is the most comforting thing I can think of. Also, hypnobirthing says a passionate kiss is a good way to get through a tough "surge." I'm down. :)

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