I had my 30 wk checkup yesterday and things are, in the words of my Dr, "perfect"! My BP is skating a tiny bit high for me but still well within the normal range. I still haven't gained any more weight! In fact I have lost a little - I now weigh 2 lb more that I did before I got pregnant! How is that possible??? I mean, I'm not arguing - it means I am still wearing my pre-preg pants and some shirts and that everything will fit postpartum. It's like a weird, unexpected perk - all the skinny girls have to obsess about losing their baby weight and just by having a 7-8lb baby plus losing the water weight involved, I'll weigh the same or less than I did before.
This has been such a stress free pregnancy for me - with DD, I watched every bite I took, questioned every bit of advice, worried about trusting a doctor and our maternity hospital....this time...I have no real worries. I'm hoping to avoid an induction this time, but I have this wonderful, peaceful sense that everything will be fine. After DD was born, I promised myself that I would remember that the birth and pain and recovery were manageable and a minor blip compared to the bliss that a baby brings, that it was the most beautiful, sacred thing to have this little person join us. And I promised myself I would remember that through the sleep deprivation and mess of the first few months, there wasn't a moment that wasn't worth it a million times over because we were so LUCKY to have her! So whenever I worry about labour or postpartum issues or the logistics of two little people, I just think of all the things I promised to remind my future self of.
I've been having lots of braxton hicks, which I didn't have last time...and I'm so thirsty!!! And starving, until I try to eat anything and then I have no room to put it so I feel sick ;)
I actually found some good pajamas and nightgowns at walmart - I try not to shop there, but I was looking for cheap pjs that would actually fit for the end of pregnancy and postpartum. Their pj pants, tops and nightgowns all fit and I take a 24!