Wednesday, May 05, 2010

30 weeks!!

i have really enjoyed being pregnant and since this whole experience is such a miracle i wanted to take a minute and share some of the things i love/don't love about being pregnant.
at 30 weeks along ...
** i can feel my baby move more and more! i love it! i probably didn't really know i was feeling her until i was about 20 weeks along or so, now i feel her all of the time! very cool.
** i have a baby bump! i am a bigger girl and so noticing that i am pregnant is not as easy as it is for smaller gals. my tummy is starting to show more. i like that, but sometimes i just look like i have gained weight. i don't let it bother me, cuz i know it is my baby.
** i have only had heartburn a couple of times. i am very lucky that it hasn't bothered me much. i just take 2 tums and i am good to go.
** when i am sitting at a desk or table i feel her move lower in my belly. when i am relaxed on the couch or in bed she is up high by my belly button.
** a few weeks ago i was laying in bed reading my pregnancy book and all of a sudden the book jumped! i kinda giggled and put the book down and watched my tummy. sure enough, she was going to town!! i could see my belly just bouncing all over the place! so dang cool!! i wish kevin would have been home to see it too!
** my lower and upper back hurts if i sit for too long in one place. lots of pillows and movement are the key for me.
** i am a stomach sleeper and i am still able to sleep that way!! i am not sure how much longer that will be the case, but for now i am enjoying it!!
** i get up to go to the restroom every few hours!! not fun. i told my best friend the other day that i thought the baby thought my bladder was like a trampoline! bounce. bounce. bounce.
** she loves american idol. whenever it is on she is dancing all over the place!
** i get more excited and nervous everyday.
** i think we have decided on a name for sure. but we aren't wanting to tell everyone yet. :)
** kevin is so dang cute! he will get right up close to my belly and say " hello baby!! it is your dad! i love you! your mama and i can't wait to meet you in july! you need to stay in there and get strong and healthy. we love you! "
** i love kevin. he is going to be an amazing daddy.
** we have been taking lots of classes for the baby too... early pregnancy and infant safety are done. prepared childbirth, breastfeeding and new parenting are coming up!! wow....
** this is such an amazing experience. i decided long ago that if/when i ever got pregnant that i would love it. i think it is such a cool thing and i am so honored to be able to carry my child. i love being pregnant and i wouldn't trade it for the world.


Noelani said...

I know you will be a great mom! You are one of the most unselfish people i know and that is one of the keys to a great parent!

I think it is one of the most special moments when you feel that baby move!

Keep enjoying it and get a few (Yes i said few) body pillows for sleeping...that solved my tummy sleeping problem in the last few months!

Kate said...

This was so cute to read and brought back fun memories of my own pregnancies.

Adam, Julianne, & Michael said...

I love your positive attitude!!! It's not very common and it's really refreshing to hear someone who loved the silly things as much as I did! I can't wait to meet her! She will be a beautiful lady just like her mommy!!

Love you lots!

A 'n D said...

i LOVE this post!!! it just made me happy & smiley all over :o)
it's good to be reminded of the important things...and, as always, you're positivity just makes us all joyful!
and you ARE going to be such a terrifically amazing mama!!!!!!!

can't wait to see you later this month!!!!!!!!!

Tina said...

Being pregnant is awesome, isn't it!!!??? So glad you're having a good experience with it. Keep smilin'!

Emily said...

There really is nothing more miraculous than being pregnant and feeling your baby inside... helping it to grow and being a partner with God is so empowering and amazing. I am so happy that you are experiencing it... that you are pregnant and happy- I LOVE being pregnant too! and just wait until she's in your arms fresh from heaven... I am so happy for you!

p.s. I was not able to make it to your shower at Tessa's- not sure about this next one either- I will do my best but if I can't make it can we do lunch- I am dying to see you and let a little of your pregnancy glow rub off on me! miss you and love you too!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Such a fun post! i'm so so excited for you! keep only a couple months left!

JaNae and Dan said...

Great post-a wonderful way to remember these moments that only last for 40 weeks. I can't believe you are 30 weeks along! She'll be here before you know it and I can't wait to see how she looks. Congratulations to you both again and again!

Remodelaholic said...

Jennie my love please do borrow any words. (last year, when I was the same time line as you about, I put the scripture in alma 36: 21 go read it, it is the perfect! Love you I AM SO Excited for you! enjoy it all!