Friday, May 30, 2008

30 weeks! Zowie.

Have I used that title before? Seems like I have. Anyway, 30 weeks today. That means only TEN more weeks until Peanut gets here. Which doesn't seem like long and then again sounds like forever. It's more than two months, you know!

Went to the doctor on Wednesday and gave blood again for re-typing then got my Rhogam shot. Wheeeeee! It went fine -- I was sorta worried it'd be baddish because I've gone back to feeling so tired and weak and weird the past few days that the idea of being stuck with needles didn't sound like it could possibly come out well, but it did. I weighed 154 with my clothes on and full of water. At home, with no clothes on and less (but still well) hydrated, I'm at 150. I feel skinnier all over than I did when I was carrying Bean and except in the bump area my clothes still fit exactly the same as they did months ago. I guess this one I'm just going to carry in my belly and not in my rear end, which is great news!

The depression has been so much better since I started back taking iron. I had a bad day yesterday, but I blame that on being up in the night the night before with Bean and being generally fatigued and sick-feeling all day long. By day's end I was pretty much hating life, mad at Al, and annoyed beyond speaking (literally) with Bean. But we'd made up and were back in love, all of us, by bedtime. I just get frustrated because I'm sooooooooo tired out and life doesn't stop for that, and I need help when I feel awful but help isn't available and I just have to keep going, even though it would feel better and be better for all concerned for me to just go to bed. I hope today's better. I have plans to make sure it is, but sometimes it's a crapshoot with how I feel. Weird.

Peanut is sooooooooooo much bigger now. I can easily tell this because his movements are slower and the parts he shoves out at me are HUGE and rounded vs. tiny and pointed. He's getting cramped in there and he lets me know it. When I sit hunched over my bump he's still for a few seconds and then he starts shoving upwards into my ribs with his feet, so I have to sit WAY UP TALL and then he's happy and still again. Little turkey! It amazes me how much he still has to grow - I wonder where he's going to GO as he gets bigger because it doesn't feel like there's any room left in front. We'll see!

The skin on my bump is still free of stretchmarks, but it's sortof oddly purple and speckled around my belly button, and I continue to get more and more freckles and red spots daily - he's making his own mark on me, this one. I hope all of this stuff fades after I deliver him.

I've picked out the paint color for Peanut's room and it will be painted in the next two weeks, plus we have the chair ordered, as well, and it is fabulous. I think the nights will be easier on me with this chair AND the knowledge that all of the sleeplessness does end eventually. The benefit of already having experienced it all before cannot be overstated. I know he'll be different from Bean - I mean he already IS so different - but still there's a deeper level of understanding this time that everything is temporary with an infant - I don't need to project every situation out 18 years and worry that what I'm doing NOW will mess him up for a lifetime. What a relief.

I have slowly begun clearing out Peanut's room and moving his things in. It feels like such limited progress, but then I know that what's left to be done could be accomplished in a day or two, so I'm not worried. I don't have NEARLY as much to be done as I did before Bean was born, because so much of it's already been done. I'm still trying to decide, though, what to do about a changing table for him. I don't like changing babies on the floor, really, particularly just after they're born, because the up and down action is rough on my own body. And there won't be a bed in that room, and if I change him in his crib and he wets, then I'm stuck having to change sheets, etc. I used Bean's little changing table almost every time I changed her at home and it worked great, so why wouldn't I do that again? So I've been looking around for the "right" table for his room and I'm having a hard time coming to any sort of conclusion. Which is just how things work when I'm pregnant.

Here's a picture of me from one day last weekend. I want some shots of "all of me" while I'm carrying Peanut. The few pictures I have of my pregnancy with B are all just my belly or my top half.

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I have updated shots for the belly gallery too, and I'll try to get those up in the next few days. I'm a lot bigger in the belly area now, thanks to all that growin' my baby boy's doing.

17 comments:

becca said...

I was wondering how you were doing as it's been a few weeks since you updated. I am glad you are feeling a little better and you look wonderful in that picture. Can't believe your little man will be with you so soon. Take care and it's great to see you back. Becca x

Nicola said...

You look gorgeous there Megan. I can't believe you're 30 weeks already! Take care xx

Carrie said...

You look so cute! :) I was going to tell you about this cream I put on my belly when i was HUGEly pregnant a few months ago...I think you can get it at Walmart...it's called Tree Hut Shea Body Butter, in Brazilian Nut 'flavor'. It is SO amazing, and it definitely made my belly feel nice! :)

Jemma said...

Yay!! You look radiant :)

Gotta love those boy bumps huh, all out front ;)

Mari said...

You look so cute! I'm so glad the depression is better too.

Melissa said...

You DO look gorgeous! So hip and chic and bloggin'-your-photo worthy! :o) 10 weeks goes by SO stinkin' fast. I remember way back when... :o) (or at least I think I remember, I don't remember much these days)

AlaneM said...

You look marvelous, simply marvelous!
I'm glad you're feeling better overall. I've been praying for a lot.
Can't wait to see the new gallery pics!

Jenn said...

Aww, you look so cute all pregnant! :)

Rambling On said...

You look gorgeous, darling!!! What color will Peanut's room be? Glad to hear you are feeling better emotionally. I am sure I will be able to empathize with the "no time for rest" theme. You are looking and doing great. Oh...I can't wait to meet him. Just a little over two months now!! Wow!! Heather and Cami

Rebekah said...

Very Cute! You look mah-vah-lous

Pam said...

You look as cute as a button. Pregnancy becomes you!

BerryBusyMom said...

You look positively adorable! I can barely see a belly there! I am enjoying seeing Peanut's progress, but I'm sorry that you are still having a time.

Hang in there my dear///

Lora Lynn said...

Cute top you're wearing there. Any idea where you got it?

linds said...

LOVELY photo, Megan! Glad to hear that everything is going so well for you. :)

Rambling On said...

Found a peanut needs to update!! How is the peanut.

Karen said...

By the time I was 30 weeks, I was as big as a house and needed a tow truck to get me up off the couch - you're so gorgeous and skinny! :) I mean, I can see your ankles! I had cankles...it was so sad. :)

Glad to hear the depression is better - I know this is a "somewhat" older post, so hope that is still going well.

Hang in there - only what? 8 weeks to go after today? You can DO it! :)

CanCan said...

Who's overdue? Not YOU! You have the glow! The big day is getting closer!!!

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