I’m finding it hard to believe I’m at this point already, but here I am. 30 weeks. This pregnancy – this year in fact – is going so very very quickly!
I am well. I feel great actually, except for a case of fatigue. I’m so tired. My body feels heavy and by the end of the day I’m aching and Braxton Hicks contractions start to bother me if I’m on my feet too much. But overall I feel good!
I feel so positive about this baby. She’s growing well and is measuring a week ahead. At our last ultrasound (we have them fortnightly) she measured 1.5kg. We got a photo. Apart from the fact that the technology is incredible, how gorgeous is our baby! She looks like the others. She was sucking on her arm during the scan, and yawning. So cute.
I’m always blown away by the scans. The most recent one was really interesting because the sonographer had a student, so we learned stuff too!
I’m grateful to have a great team looking after me. The care at the hospital is really good. Usually by a few days before my fortnightly appointment I’ll be a bit stressed and eager to have my baby checked out. The ultrasounds are very reassuring. She is doing really well in there!
As for me, I rest a lot. The children have become very good at allowing me to rest. I’m grateful that our children are at the age where they can entertain themselves for a while!
Monte is fantastic. He does a lot of organising around the place because I’m just so slow and a bit pathetic – but everybody is pulling a bit of extra weight because, well, that’s what I’m doing, so we’re all in it together. I guess we’re all pregnant, pregnant being expecting!
And one of my favourite things is working on my crafts when I’m putting my feet up with a cuppa. Knitting, crochet and sewing feature a lot on my to do lists, especially with Christmas (and baby) approaching!
Another thing I love to do is go swimming. I love floating on the water. I pretend nobody can see my whale-esque form and I just float. Or just play in the water with my kids. Or do a Rebecca-version of breaststroke whilst Elora swims next to me. It’s fun. I hate getting out of the water. It comes as quite a shock when you climb out of the water and realise you weigh nearly a tonne.
Other things I like doing right now are baking and perusing craft and recipe books for inspiration. I’m thinking of a simple but lovely Christmas: fruit cake, sugar cookies, loads and loads of fruit, ham, salads, fruit punch and yes, some nice white wine for me is in order. It’s all going to be stress free, hopefully. I’m sure it’ll be here before we know it (9 1/2 weeks!).