Sunday, October 12, 2014

30 weeks!

30 weeks!  Can't believe it.  We are down to the final stretch.... and stretching certainly is happening.

I have good days and bad days... yesterday was a bad one-- I was contracting on and off all day.. not really painful, but scary, because the last thing I want is to end up in the hospital- at least until he's born.  Then I'll be happy to be there.  I had done some cleaning and walking- nothing to out of the ordinary, but I didn't feel right all day and then noticed that every time I'd stand up, I'd contract.  I drank a bunch of water and laid on my side (my labor & delivery skills kicking in) and called Vanessa at work just to fill her in and make sure I was fine to stay home.  I didn't want to bother the dr if I didn't have to.  She suggested drinking Smart Water (new tip, which was awesome) so I did, and then finally got some sleep last night.

Today, I'm still having an occasional contraction, but not bad and I feel a little better than yesterday.  It's crazy how I've been a labor & delivery nurse for the last 8 years, but it's totally different when you're pregnant.  I try to give myself advice I'd give a patient, but when it's me, I start to panic a little.  Anyways, I see my OB again on Tuesday so I'll fill her in and she'll probably check things out a little further if I'm still contracting.

The nausea hasn't stopped so I'm still on the zofran as needed, and I'm still puking probably once a day, sometimes more.  Nothing like it was the first 22 weeks though.  He's growing proportionally, and everything has looked great on all of his ultrasounds besides the 2-vessel cord and the foci on his heart that hasn't closed yet.

The nursery got painted last weekend thanks to the enormous help of my mother-in-law, father-in-law and hubby.  It took four of us to create the grey stripped accent wall-- oh my gosh, so difficult.  The room looks amazing though.  I am so excited to get the furniture in there and all of the finishing touches.  I'll post some pics when it's all put together.  It doesn't really have a theme-  It's grey and white with some accents of navy and orange.  There is also some nautical and rustic touches since I have always envisioned myself as living on a sailboat for the rest of my life.  I'll have to settle for an Anthropologie sailboat on his shelf for now.

Here are some 30 week pictures.  Please excuse my messy bedroom and horrible picture taking skills.  I hate selfies and it's really hard to do one when you're this pregnant.  I wasn't gonna do any more belly pics but here you go.  I'll update again soon!  Keep praying for my L.O.  (No, he doesn't have a name yet, and the way it's been going, he probably won't until he's born and Jon and I are forced to come to a decision).  :)