Tuesday, January 19, 2010

30 Weeks


Here's my belly profile today - at 30 weeks...
I'm still feeling well, just a bit uncomfortable at times. I'm sure that's due to the baby crowding out internal organs including my lungs. Other than that, couldn't be better!

We started taking Bradley Method Classes last week which will run for 9 weeks. We watched some videos (circa 1980's & 1990's) showing home births, water births, and the like. Graphic to boot but obviously we'll be in the same situation so its probably a good thing to see it now, um, especially for husband. I'm going to my first La Leche League meeting tonight to leach whatever info I can on nursing, and I've been reading The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (7th Edition) and I'm starting to feel more confident and well-informed about breastfeeding. I highly recommend this book as it covers every single concern/question/problem/technique you could possibly think of. I feel like there is still a lot to prepare for... with only about 10 more weeks to go!

The crib quilt is coming along slowly but surely - I've got the 1st side half way pieced and hope to finish it this week. I'm also going to start figuring out curtains, and some cute bunting to string above the crib. And I HAVE to mention the fun clock I found that's perfect for the nursery.... and I'm lucky to have a C&B just a few miles away. I figure it could also find a home in the kitchen if necessary. Yes, I'm a sucker for green... ~sue me~

13 comments:

Chelsea said...

You look so cute with your belly!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Aww look at your belly! Love the clock too btw :) I can't go into C&B cos I want everything hehe

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Adorable belly pic!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

aawwwh! Pretty pregnant woman!!! I recall decorating my daughters room... So many things cute things... Now its' all up to her... sigh.
I'm still counting on the march bday... to match mine... so I cna make you a quilt..
;-)

Priscilla said...

I love how Hazel is in nearly all of your belly pics - so funny and adorable!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, only 10 more weeks! How exciting! And look how your belly has grown, but that's it... you look great! Can't wait to see what you've been working on for the nursery!

Holly said...

So cute! I love that your puppy is looking adoringly at you in nearly every belly shot.

Can't wait to see how you "do up" the nursery!

Kris said...

You look great! My mom (who has worked her whole career in maternal-child health) always recommends these three books to expecting parents as her favorites, so I thought I'd pass them on.

-The Nursing Mother's Companion
-The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
-American Pediatrics Association's Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am a big advocate of BFing, but not the La Leche League. To each their own. Another fantastic BFing resource is Dr. Jack Newman. Whenever I had a problem or challenge with my two that was my first go to resource. And trust me, there are many challenges!

Biggest advice is the skin to skin contact - from the beginning and even months in. Email me if you want more details, I'm happy to share.

Another book recommendation, depending on what you are choosing from sleeping arrangements is the Lull-A-Baby Sleep Solutions by Catherine Tobin. We found it after the fact, but it described what we did and had tremendous success with for having our babes sleep on their own without crying it out.

Okay, enough unsolicited advice! Excited for you!

Cheryl Arkison said...

PS A clock in the nursery is a good idea!

Christina said...

If I were coming to your baby shower, there is one thing that I would have in my gift to you :: Nipple Shield. Make sure to have one on hand, especially during that uncomfortable milk-adjustment period. It saved my life. Target has them for just a few dollars. The lactation specialists at the hospital gave me one when I was too engorged to get Brice to latch on. We had to use it until he got a little bigger (big boobs + little head = hard to latch on and nurse). I felt very prepared for nursing, but of course there is the "wait a minute, what now" period when you actually do it. :) I think its important to remember that the baby doesn't really need nutrition from milk yet the first few days, so they may not nurse as much as you think they need to. And latching on for every baby is hard and it always hurts until you've "toughed up". They will try to tell you that it shouldn't hurt, but at first, it just does. When baby is hungry, they will figure it out. They have for thousands of years. :) Sorry, unsolicited advice. :)

.tif said...

I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog today. I'm also due in March (around the 22nd), and while I wasn't as crafty as I'd like to be until I found out I was pregnant, your blog is really inspiring.

I'm making our own crib bedding and we're going to cloth diaper. Your work is beautiful! Thanks again!

Sonia said...

Just happened upon your blog....congrats on the baby! the green quilt is going to be darling! LaLeche Leagu is a FANTASTIC organization. I advise you to go to every meeting you can. Not only will you learn tons of stuf, but the support is truly amazing amongst breastfeeders. I nursed all 3 of my children, and I will tell you breastfeeding them was one of the greatest joys of my life.