I tried to put it off. I woke up hungry, and said to myself, “just sleep a couple of hours more, the hunger will go away”. Which is how I ended up dreaming that I was being served donuts, bananas, and “Granny Smith Apple Milk”. Whatever that is.
All through this pregnancy cereal in the middle of the night has been my favorite treat and a great way to put myself back to sleep.
We hit 30 weeks this past monday. Hooray!!! 7 more weeks before he is full term. And then? Well, then he comes out at some point in the weeks/days/hours that follow.
Changes in me recently:
-It is getting much harder to get up from sitting on the floor. I grunt, I strategize, I get some velocity going and hoist myself.
-I avoid leaning down to get things. If I DO have to lean over and pick something up, I try to pick EVERYTHING I might need up so that I only have to lean down once. Or not at all. That pen I dropped? Plenty more where that came from. It just committed suicide as far as I am concerned.
-I am hungry more often but for less amounts of food. I like to graze.
-I cannot watch a movie without falling asleep. Totally impossible.
-I am a bit more irrational with my grumpiness. This is also to do with my level of exhaustion. This teacher training program I am in is a lot of long days. It is kicking my butt. I am tired.
-My feet and ankles are more swollen, as are my fingers and wrists. I think this is a direct result of the training program as well. We sit for LONG hours on the floor taking notes. And though I practice yoga once a day, I get very little other exercise what with the hour of driving, eating, and needing to nap on our break time. UGH.
-I want an ultrasound!!! Dammit, why can’t I just request one and get it? I just want to see him. It would make my fears that he is too small or too big or that his umbilical cord is looped around him just go away.
-Nausea has returned to some degree. Not often, but a bit.
-Heartburn is a regular occurrence.
-He kicks and bumps and moves my belly like he is getting bigger and stronger and more reactive to sounds and outside stimuli!
One thing that has not changed: I still love being pregnant and am so excited to meet him.
Even though I am grumpy.