30 weeks! Here we go, final 10 weeks! God, I really, really hope the next ten weeks go by quickly! I am definitely at the stage of the pregnancy where I'm over it. I'm over answering the same fifty questions fifty times a day (Due in October. It's a boy. Yes, ten weeks does seem like a long time. Yes, it is hot. Yes, being pregnant in the summer in Phoenix is hard. This is my second.... and so on.) I know these people mean well, but I"m just getting worn out by it. I'm tired of the heartburn, and the leg cramps and not sleeping and no clothes fitting. I know, I am a huge complainer.......
On the bright side, for all the complaining, I really do feel better and healthier I think then I did when I was pregnant with L. I am so glad I have made myself stick to a strict workout schedule, even when it's the last thing I feel like doing and practicing self-control when it comes to ice cream. (for the most part... hey, I 'm not perfect!) Right now I'm doing three yoga classes a week (Power, candlelight, and just basic) a Pilate's and a yogalates. I'm having to modify some of the moves the further along I get, but I'm still hanging in pretty strong. I am also doing cardio five days a week, for at least 45 minutes each time. Seriously, sometimes I'll be in the middle of a class and all I can think is "I'm done. I can't do this anymore. This is crazy, I'm 7.5 months pregnant and I am going to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy on the couch with some cookie dough and not in this torturous class." But then the class is over and I feel so great and proud of myself and I find myself back there the next day.
In non-pregnancy related news, I cannot believe how big my baby is getting. I cannot believe he is going to be two in less then a month. How is that even possible? I look at him now and see such a little boy, no more of the baby left. (Except when I sneak in when he's sleeping ,then I can still see some baby!) He is officially sleeping in a bed with no toddler rails, we are working on the potty training, and his personality is shining through strong. He has lots of opinions about everything, he loves loves loves the dogs and cat, he is obsessed with raisins and mangos, he can push of the pool step with his face in the water and kick to me or S, and he absolutely melts my heart when he asks for a kiss.
As ready as I am for baby number 2 to get here, I struggle daily with how L is going to handle it. It makes my heart hurt to think that he is going to feel any less loved, or replaced, or jealous in way. I know it will all work out, and that he is going to be so lucky to have a little brother so close in age, but right now I can't shake the guilty feeling. I'm working on it though, and hopefully we can get him as prepared as possible before October gets here!
Seriously, have you ever seen a cute picture. He got out of bed to "read" his favorite book to himself during nap the other day, and then fell asleep in the chair. This might be one of my favorite pictures ever!
And then here's a few 30-week bump pictures!