So here I am, 30.5 weeks. I turn 31 weeks on Sunday and I'm just thrilled. I have been pregnant for over a year now, with a 2 month break between Ezekiel and this one. I am extremely anxious for this baby to be born now :). I've gained 2 more pounds than I normally do at this point, which I guess isn't too bad. Although I'll probably be more careful for the rest of the pregnancy. :) I must say, this pregnancy as been the worst as far as pain goes. My lower back has really been hit hard for some reason. I also really struggled with bad ligament pain for about a week. And my veins are much worse as well. But it will be so worth it in the end. Have a mentioned that we still don't know what the gender is? I seriously can't wait for Matt to see it first! We have a girl name that I love so far, but I'm not 100% sure about the boy name. We will see!!!
I found a wonderful group of doctors to take care of me here in Colorado. They also have 5 midwives that work with them. This group always has one doctor and one midwife at the hospital. As of right now, I plan to deliver with a midwife. If I have a faster labor, I'd like to not have an epidural. I know...crazy to some, but seriously, those things make me SO sick. I don't even want to hold my baby after I deliver the sweet babe I'm that sick from those horrible drugs. We will see what happens. I know that I will only be able to do drug free if it's a faster labor though. I can't handle the pain for THAT long. Yes, I don't like pain. I mean really, it really really hurts people. I know this from delivering Ezekiel without an epidural and he was under 2 pounds.
So far, I've had one non-stress test done at this office. My 32 week check will have an ultrasound to monitor growth. I will then start getting more non-stress tests at my appointments from that point on. I still haven't been able to meet with a midwife at any of my appointments because they have been booked. I'm going to try and make a few appointments in advance next time I go in so I can get in with a midwife.
Lord willing, the rest of this pregnancy will FLY! I would love to deliver around 38 weeks. I realize that almost every woman says that....but um, I really have been pregnant for a really long time!!!!
Here is a picture from earlier in the week. We hiked in the Rocky Mountain National Park so I wanted my picture there :).
|30 weeks and 4 days!|