May 26, 2012

30 Weeks

How far along? 30 weeks, 5 days
Baby fact: Baby weighs at least 3 pounds (as much as a head of cabbage)
Symptoms: swollen calves at the end of the day, heart burn, and ok, fine, a few mood what?
I should also mention that a few weeks ago I walked out of the grocery store without paying for my items (some bread and carrots).  Just walked out.  Luckily I realized before I got to the car, turned around and snuck into line.  No one said anything.
Movement: Yep.  It's more consistent now and a few people have been able to put their hand on my belly to feel him moving around.  I still don't understand how I can feel kicks on each side of my stomach at the same time.  But it's pretty exciting!
Sleep: I'm on a pretty good streak of sleeping through the night!
Dreams: A few nights ago I dreamt that I watched someone else give birth to my baby.  He looked just like me when I was a newborn and they handed him off to me as soon as he came out of the mystery person.  After all of these labor classes we've been attending, that's probably my mind's way of being in denial that it will actually  happen.
Cravings: Pineapple/banana/coconut milk smoothies, and Boom Noodle is my best friend.
Favorite moments: There have been many!  Celebrating a soon-to-be mother's day dinner, going to yoga classes, and attending my first shower, hosted by my coworkers.  Oh, and my dear friends Mckenzie and Michael's engagement!
On the to-do list: Create a birth plan, contact a few pediatricians, organize...
Looking forward to: Summer (4 weeks of school left), sunshine (I hope!), and closing on our very first home.


  1. Yay! Love these posts! I have a pediatrician recommendation...Timothy Hall (he's newer) at Ballard Pediatrics...very close to your new home!

    So excited to see all of this happening in your life and hoping to spend time with you this summer. You are just such an incredible person Rachel, I can't wait to see you be an incredible mom!

  2. I just laughed out loud about you walking out with the groceries. :-D

  3. Looking forward to a post about your new home!