30 weeks down- only 10 TO GO!!!!! (As of tomorrow at least)
I honestly have NO clue how it will be possible for my belly to keep growing these next 10 weeks. Little Declan moves around SO much these days. I love it! I am assuming this will slow down real fast though since he won't have much wiggle room for long.
Baby: Weighs as much as a large cabbage (Almost 16 inches in length and around 3- 3.5 pounds!) He keeps his eyes open when he's awake now! So strange!
Symptoms: TIRED, achey, ribs hurt, not able to bend over much, NO SLEEP unless I take a unisom, definitely starting to gain some weight now- I think I am probably up about 12 pounds now since the beginning! I am hungry all the time and eat way more than I did in the beginning so I am a tad bit worried I may just keep gaining- haha! I actually did a work out this past week- FIRST time since I've been pregnant- pretty pathetic I know. I would LIKE to start working out more if possible. Still having constant braxton hicks but will be talking to my Doctor on our check up tomorrow about that.
I am getting REALLY anxious now to meet this little guy- I love being pregnant but can see how it slows down in the end- totally slowing down now. I am trying SO SUPER hard to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy- especially because I have NO idea if I can have more babies after this. Of course I will try- but you never know with my body what to expect.
Birth Plan: I have been thinking a lot about this as of late. My mother in law asked me what my birth plan was and to be honest I have NO idea. My plan was to labor as much as I could handle at home-(This may not be much since I'm sort of a wimp- ya I can admit that) head to the hospital, get an epidural and PRAY for a normal vaginal delivery.
I want to enjoy my baby of course but if the hospital offers to take him for the night I am going to try my darnest to say yes so I can get some rest. I want just my husband in the room and possibly a photographer. I feel awful about the not inviting my mom in but I kind of want the moment for my hubby and I to share. I wish I could say that I was wonder woman and could do with out the drugs- I don't think that's the case and to be honest that's what the epidural is there for so why not? I look up to you ladies that can handle that type of pain! I am not taking any birthing classes and haven't even started thinking about packing a hospital bag yet- guess I should do that sometime soon just in case.
I watched a few birthing videos- and holy cow this is starting to get me a bit freaked out- not sure if it was a smart idea at this moment. Ignorance is bliss right? :) Overall my plan is really no plan since birthing plans can change in a moments time right? What is your birthing plan?? I have read some nightmare stories of hospital births so I just PRAY that I am making the right choice here.
Ellen Show: Have you all heard of the Ellen Baby Shower show??First off I'm obsessed with the Ellen Show- she is freakin hilarious and her show is always entertaining! Well I applied and am DYING to go- that will be coming up the month before my due date (perfect timing!!) It's like Oprah's Favorite Things but Ellen style and you have to be expecting to be in the audience. Crossing my fingers I get to go!!! My husband even knows one of the producers and HE can't even get extra tickets- must be pretty tough so we'll see. If you haven't applied and your pregnant- you should!!! :) Just sayin!