Week 30 Pregnancy UpdateAugust 03, 2011
Its August... I can hardly believe it! The arrival of August both makes me amazed and fearful. It means I'm over 30 weeks pregnant now, in a pregnancy at 19 weeks I was told would last "maybe a couple more weeks." It means my dear "little" "L" turns 4 in only a week! It is also the month that will see the 1 year anniversary of me hitting my Weight Watcher's goal weight - wish I could say I was still at goal, but I know I'm not supposed to be right now, so I have to be OK with that. It's all of those things AND it is another month closer to us meeting our daughter (which I both anticipate with excitement and dread, but that is for another whole post).
This past week was fairly uneventful in the pregnancy department. I have been doing my kick counts religiously every night using this app, and to think 4 short years ago I was doing these with paper and pencil. Its kind of fun to use the app! I am religious about these, as almost exactly 4 years ago doing kick counts saved my son's life. I was told he wouldn't probably have made it another 48 hours if I hadn't come in concerned about his lack of movement. It was the start to what has been some major motherly instincts over the last 4 years.
Saturday my husband and I actually went out for a "date" thanks to my niece Katie, coming over to watch "L".
Sunday I spent time finally sorting clothes into keep and give away piles. 2 months ago I had 9 bins of boy clothes in my basement. Today I have 1 bin in my car - off to Kids Carousel - a local resale shop - if you live in the Twin Cities area you HAVE to check this place out, and 0 in my basement. I have a laundry basket full of tiny baby girl clothes just waiting to be washed, a cleaned up changing table, and swing ready ($20 garage sale score). The crib front is leaning against the crib, just waiting to be attached. I feel better about our progress in getting ready. I was starting to get a little stressed about it all. Once I have the room put together I'll share a picture in the coming weeks.
Other than that not much else to report. I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow, and next Wednesday afternoon (8/10) we are meeting with the pediatric neurosurgeon at the children's hospital. I hope he's ready for us, because I have LOTS of questions, and as my own doctor will tell you I am NOT an easy patient.
So... the big question is... Do you want to know our daughter's name? Do you even think I should share it?