Wednesday, August 6, 2008

30 Weeks: Cabbage

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Feeling great this week, but exhausted. I have been leading a crew of kindergarten boys this week at VBS! I have 5 of them, and they are ACTIVE! We have been having a blast each morning, but I am ready for a looooooong hard nap every afternoon. Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Every. Single. Morning. That's hard on this heavy body! I think God has been supplying me with an extra shot of energy this week:)

Most exciting news of the week: I got a new Amish glider! It is FAB.UL.OUS!!! (I will post pictures tomorrow.) We drove to Nelson, WI this afternoon to pick it up and I am totally thrilled. It is sooooooo comfy, and it's the perfect nursing chair. I'll basically be living in it pretty soon;)

I am very pleased to have made it to 30 weeks. I feel like I'm in the home stretch now. I think the rest of the pregnancy will go quickly, and Poppy will be here before we know it.

Poppy is still moving as frequently as ever. Squirming and kicking all day. When I snuggle Jared, he often feels Poppy's kicks through my belly. Both Jared and I are very excited to meet our second precious gem. We've been working on narrowing our name list lately, but don't bother asking-- names are TOP SECRET this time.


Kara Jo said...

You ARE in the home stretch! I can't believe you're 30 weeks already. It seems like yesterday that we heard the news you were expecting #2.

I would LOVE to visit you in the hospital, if you'd like. (Feel free to decline if your fan club is already full and you'd be swamped with visitors, though.)

Kara Jo said...

P.S. You are adorable pregnant. I never look that good pregnant, especially not at 30 weeks. Sigh.

Naomi said...

Kara Jo, I would LOVE if you came to visit us in the hospital! We totally adored visitors last time and wiould welcome anyone that wants to come! P.S. Thanks for your encouragement. Seeing my body this way when I'm used to something so different is difficult for me. Pregnancy is beautiful, and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but it can get long and a little depressing toward the end.

Kara Jo said...

Great! Count me in. I think you've got our phone number (Jared does)--just add me to your call list.