We've got a 30 week baby!
This pregnancy is flyyyyying by so fast, it almost makes me sad. Other than that first half where I felt like a puking zombie 24 hours a day, I love being pregnant... it's going to be so strange when Belle is no longer living inside of me.
Nothing personally new to report here except that I'm completely exhausted 50% of every day. Must be the beatings my tummy takes all day long. I wish I knew exactly how big our little girl is because she's either a chunk already or she's got some mighty force behind her tiny limbs! Most things I've read say she's only about 3lbs and the size of an eggplant. I've noticed she's developing a sleep pattern... or rather an "awake" pattern. She is all kinds of active every morning when I wake up and every evening from about 5pm,until I konk out for the night. She stays pretty calm most of the afternoon and while I'm sleeping at night (*praiseGodfromwhomallblessingsflow*).
This week Belle's brain growth is happening very rapidly, which slows down her weight gain. Red blood cells are also forming in her bone marrow and her head of hair is getting thicker. So she's doing a lot of growing... just not too much in size. Can't say I'm complaining about that - it'll be nice to feel a little less stretched out for a few days while our bodies work together to develop her in other ways. I've been told at this point she's also going to be positioning herself for birth.... good gracious!
It's crazy to think that in about 10 weeks time (good heavens - possibly less than that) we will be holding our baby girl! When I look around our house and particularly at her room, we hardly have a thing ready for her, yet she could arrive at any time!
So momma's -
what are the best buys out there - the necessities?
(I mean... surely you don't need everything Babies R Us suggests, right?)