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Baby Striclyn III: Week 30

30 weeks
30 weeks; 1 day

How far along are you?  30 weeks!  It’s crazy to think that I only have 10 weeks left!!

What’s new with baby this week?  Really we should be saying, what’s new with baby this MONTH–you know, since I’ve only been updating every 5 weeks. 😉  Anyway, she’s just doing great in there!  Kicking and flipping and swimming around.

How much are you showing this week?  There are certainly no questions whether or not I’m pregnant, haha.  I don’t feel HUGE yet, but my lap is definitely getting crowded.

How are you feeling?  Y’all.  I feel great.  Really, just SO good (I feel guilty saying that because so many women feel terrible during pregnancy, but I am truly thankful for it!).

Any new pregnancy symptoms?  I have started to get some cramps in my calves, but only when I’ve been sleeping too long and it’s about time to get up for the day.

Sleep?  Sleep is still great!  I haven’t gained as much weight with this pregnancy and it’s definitely helped sleep stay comfortable longer.  I’m sure I’ll get to those restless nights of tossing and turning and sending Jonathan to find more pillows, but for now, sleep is AWESOME (added bonus:  My toddlers have been sleeping through the night for about a month now–everyone has managed to keep all the pacis in the bed and drink enough water before bed [but not TOO much so we avoid soaking the sheets], and it is just the sweetest gift from the Lord to have had a month of good sleep before our little newborn comes home).

Miss anything?  Still missing my mom!  For whatever reason, Las Vegas made me really miss her.  I think it may have been because it was the first time I’ve really hung out with my dad without her and without my kids.  Usually the babies keep me distracted and happy, but without them it was quiet and I could really tell she was missing.  I also miss having normal hormone levels that keep me from crying about EVERY LITTLE  (and big) THING.

Movement?  All the time.  When she’s kicking me late at night or early in the morning (or when the other two are taking naps) I’ve started thinking, “This means she would be awake right now…” and just like that, all my hopes of having a minute to myself anytime after September 1st go flying out the window.

Food cravings?  Everything healthy.  Last week, I cooked a really heavy pasta dish that left me feeling–blah.  I’m feeling extra grateful for that grill we recently bought–healthy food is best fresh off the grill!

Anything making you queasy or sick?  Nope!

Pregnancy brain?  Yesterday I left Ember’s water bottle at a pool that is 2.5 hours from our house in a hotel we no longer have access to.  Of course, I realized it was missing about 20 minutes before we got home.  Face. Palm.

Belly button in or out?  It’s out.  Mostly due to my umbilical hernia, but either way, it’s out!

Wedding rings on or off?  On–although as I walked all around Las Vegas (3-5+ miles every day!) I did experience a little hand swelling.

Do you think you’re having a boy or a girl?  Still a girl as far as I know 😉

Worst moment this week?  Missing my mom.  And worrying over my kids having to grieve me the way I am grieving my mom.  Grandma Joyce (Jonathan’s mom) taught the kids the song, “My mama comes back, she always comes back, she always comes back to get me….”  So, of course my morbid brain starts imagining Tylee singing that song and her daddy trying to explain that something happened to me and I’m not coming back this time.  Haha, gosh–why do I do that to myself?  Am I the only crazy who thinks like that?!  I’m trying to protect their little hearts from pain that number 1) isn’t real and number 2) is totally out of my control.  I’m probably nuts.

Best moment this week?  When I got home from Vegas Tylee and Ember RAN to me as soon as I came in the door.  Makes this mommy’s heart smile.  We also got to spend time with Jonathan’s mom this month and yesterday we got to see an old friend from house church in Tennessee!!

Happy or moody most of the time?  Happy!

Looking forward to anything?  Learning more about something we’ve been praying about for a few weeks now.  Stay tuned 😉

Updates from big sister Tylee or big brother Ember?  Both kiddos are increasingly more fascinated with babies at the grocery store, etc. and cannot wait to meet little Raelyn Millie.  Still in the process of potty training Tylee and Ember is starting to catch on!!  Haha, I’m not going to hold my breath, but what if, in September we only had ONE BABY in diapers?!?  Praying for a Labor Day miracle 😉


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