Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The other night, I was just overcome with emotion at the thought that Abigail will be here in less than 2 months.  Olivia has just been a rockstar this year as she prepares for her big sister role.  Lately, I’ve been a bit grumpy dealing with my sleep issues and I know Olivia gets the brunt of that.  And, I worry about how she’ll react in the first few weeks of Abigail being home.  Olivia is incredibly spoiled and used to having my undivided attention.  She’s been the focal point of our world for 5 years! Even though the thought of being a big sister is very appealing to her, how will she really handle it?  Will she feel left out?  Unloved? It just breaks my heart.  So, the other night I went into her room (as she was half asleep) and just wanted to hug her and tell her that I loved her.  When I started to cry, she told me to stop or she would start crying.  Sure enough, she started crying too and we were both a blubbering mess.  (Poor Ryan. . .he’s going to have to put up with three of us soon!) Then, we decided to stay up late, watch a movie and I let her sleep with me.  I just hope she knows how much I love her and I hope Abigail will know how much I love her as well.  I’ve always heard that with each additional child, your love is not divided, but multiplied. 

And good news. . .my restless legs are getting better with the iron supplements.  The first night I slept without my legs bothering me, I was up with horrible hip pain!  I woke up every 30 minutes to switch sides.  Seriously, it felt like I was sleeping on a rock and I could barely walk for a few hours the next morning!  So, I went out and bought a foam mattress topper.  My hips haven’t been near as sore since.  Oh, the things you get to experience when you make it to 30 weeks! LOL! 

Lots more to talk about, but it’s been hard updating my blog lately.  I used to get on my laptop in bed every night, but it’s just too uncomfortable to sit in bed with my laptop anymore.  I need to update you soon with how Abigail’s room is progressing and how Olivia is outperforming her peers in preschool!  (She’s doing so awesome!) But, that will be for another day. 

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Here’s one of Olivia with her bat.  You’ll rarely find her without a stuffed animal in her arms. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

30 Weeks!!

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Current size of baby: Almost 3 lbs

How far along? 30 weeks! Can you believe it?

Total weight gain 30 lbs

Inches Gained: 7 inches

Maternity clothes? Yes

Sleep: Still not very good. Iron deficiency is one of the major causes of restless legs syndrome. (So, if you suffer with this, make sure they check your iron in addition to a CBC.) I’m sure it will improve in time and I’m just being impatient. J

How I'm feeling: Pretty good. I’ve gotten a few good night sleeps and some restful naps in. My back has been sore making it difficult to sit. I just want to curl up with my pregnancy pillow! LOL!

Best moment this week: Getting started on Abigail’s room. Ryan got all of the office furniture moved out and he started painting her room today. So exciting!

Movement: Yes

Food cravings: Anything and everything, unfortunately

Food aversions: None

Gender: Girl named Abigail

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? out

What I miss: Being able to help Ryan paint Abigail’s room.

What I am looking forward to: My weekly biophysical profiles of Abigail that start on October 25th. It will be so nice to see her every week and know that she is doing okay. Olivia is so excited for Abigail to come out.