Wow. That went pretty quick, didn't it? Just like that we're at 30 weeks. Up until this point this pregnancy has been crazy smooth. Aside from the constant soul-crushing nausea (that really isn't THAT bad most days) I haven't been besieged by any of the terrible side effects of pregnancy I had read about.
Having said that, now that we're at this point, I FEEL PREGNANT. I don't really mean in the joyous "mother of the earth" hippie dippie way. I mean I fit in almost nothing I own, my tummy really is gigantic now and it's hard to sleep/walk/drive/do anything.
At the same time, I know each person and each pregnancy is different but I feel like I could this again. Many times. It's kind of strange being an only child and thinking of what kind of life your own kid is going to have but I love the idea of a big ole family of kids. We'll see how I feel once this child is "living on the outside" and crying/peeing/whatever is is babies do, but right now I'm totally ready to do this again. And again. And again. And if I'm not too old at that point...again.
I just got the invite to my baby shower this week and it's amazing and perfect. I can't wait. We've been collecting baby-related hand-me-downs from our relatives for at least a year but it will be so.....REAL....to bring home items purchased for OUR baby that is going to live in THIS house. It's getting real, folks.
I've been really good about not buying a lot of things before the shower but I did find a handful of items on eBay/Etsy and such and as they arrive it REALLY becomes REAL. I'm going to have a little person to put these items on! He'll be my CHILD and I will be his mother. I must sound ridiculous but the full realization that this is really happening for us is beyond my comprehension. Even as I borderline struggle to breath with this big ole belly. I think paranoia about something going wrong has kept me from fully accepting the fact we're going to have a baby in less than 10 weeks.
In the meantime I'm still pulling my weight (literally, HA) at the office (I was hoping to work up until my due date but may peace out a week or two early, we'll see) and just trying to stay rested, hydrated and well fed until go time.
We got our nursery furniture and crib this past weekend (further enforcing my previous sentiment that OH MY GOSH, THERE IS GOING TO BE A BABY IN THIS HOUSE SOON, NO SERIOUSLY) and the next week or so the room is going to be painted and new electrical fixtures and a new ceiling fan will be installed. I just can't wait to see it all come together!
Other than that I'm just trucking along and trying to keep cool in this oppressive heat. My goodness it's been hot. REALLY HOT. Hopefully it cools down soon.
I'm looking for something nautical/with anchors/blue to wear to my shower so I'd love to hear of anything you guys have seen around the mall or internet these days. Let me know!