Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Week 30

Written by Shannon Leigh

Last week was week 30 and let me tell you... I am starting to feel LARGE and in charge.
She has really gone through a growth spurt recently and all of that growing has made me tired!
In fact, I feel almost as tired as I did in the first trimester. Around 9 pm my eyes start rolling back in my head and on most nights I am in bed by 9:30. Pathetic, I know.
Even though I am getting to bed much earlier than usual, the amount of quality sleep I am getting is slim. I wake up every couple of hours to an aching back and sore belly. I can't really complain because as long as I pee and switch sides I can usually go back to sleep pretty quickly. I hear this gets far worse as the pregnancy progresses. Oh joy.
According to babycenter.com, Peanut was 3 pounds and 15.7 inches long last week. She's running out of room in there and her movements have changed quite a bit. Instead of kicks I am feeling more "nudges" and rolls.
I had another doctor's appointment this week and everything still looks good. We are measuring right on track with no foreseeable problems! She said the baby is laying sideways, which is still fine at this point. She expects her to turn head-down in the next few weeks and isn't at all concerned.
All of the books warned me that clumsiness starts to take over in these last weeks. I didn't really believe them until last week. Holy cow, I didn't think it was possible for me to get MORE clumsy, but me at 30 weeks pregnant is just plain ridiculous. I feel like I am walking on a tight rope all day long. I guess it's true that my center of gravity is just off. Here's to hoping I don't seriously injure myself in the next 9 weeks.