Sunday, August 15, 2010

30 Weeks!

Wow! I am 30 weeks!  This is the same gestational week when the boys were born.  We feel very blessed to have made it this far.  We really appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers during the past 8 weeks.  My doctor is only going to let me go to 36 weeks, so I only have 6 weeks left!  That seems unbelievable to me.  I know I have been on bed rest for 8 weeks, but I feel the time has thankfully flown by.

Yesterday, the boys went to their friend's 4th birthday party.  They had such a good time and asked me how much longer until her next birthday party.  Only 365 days!  Joseph loved his tattoos and woke Matt and I up at 6:15 am without his shirt on, flexing his muscles asking, "how do I look?"  I don't know where he comes up with some of his ideas??  He is such a character!

I did not realize how much my belly has grown!  I know I am carrying the baby very low, but the picture really looks low!

How far along: 30 weeks!
Size of baby:  He measured 3 lbs 8 oz two weeks ago.  We go for another growth scan on August 27th.
Movement:  He definitely has some strong kicks.  A few days ago I felt he was caught under my right rib cage.  He was kicking so hard I felt bruised for a few days!  I had no problems do a "kick count" that day :)
Sleep: I am still having CRAZY dreams all night long!
Cravings:  We found a new "spot" called Sonic!  I love their ice drinks.  The boys now call Sundays "Sonic Sunday"! And I still love my decaf vanilla lattes!  Thank goodness, Matt bought me a new espresso machine for Mother's Day!
What I miss:  This is something small, but I am not supposed to bend down and you would not believe how many things you drop in a day!!  
Best moment this week:  Making it to 30 weeks on Friday!
What I am looking forward to: My doctor's appointment on Wednesday.

I guess the boys think my belly has really grown, too.  Here is a picture Dominic drew of our dog (Ozzy), him, and I.  Notice I am the only one with a body/belly and belly button :)  Also, notice his spiked hair.  He calls his hairdo "100 spikes"!  I love how he draws all of his pictures with us holding hands. If only I could freeze this age!


Marji said...

I can't believe what a great pic Dom drew. You look great! I can't believe 6 more weeks ;) You are doing great! We love you baby d!

Ryan and Melanie said...

Hi Liz! I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your little baby boy. :) I agree with Marji about that picture! That is great!