I had some spare time for a bit more research this afternoon after water arobics and I found out my little girl Is now 43 centimetres long and weighs 1.5 kg (about the size of a large cabbage) at 30 weeks gestation. Her brain has grown and nervous system is almost mature, as well as fingernails almost at the end of her fingertips this week.
I'm now having to go get prenatal visits every 2 or so weeks and so far every visit everything has gone exceptionally well and I should be in for a healthy and natural birth.
Going into week 32 I have some really amazing and exciting news. Nic took me out for dinner last night at this really beautiful restaurant and he got down on one knee and proposed to me. Aww it was just so cute and everything at that moment was perfect. we're planning the wedding for after the pregnancy of course, but him proposing was so unexpected, but I'm so happy, I can now call him my Fiance. I must go tell my parents, so many life changing things I've had to tell them lately haha
Still in week 32 with the count down starting and expected within the next 10 weeks, I realised we've not yet gone and brought baby clothes, bedding and accessories. We've just been so caught up ineverything else so today's mission we have a checklist of everything we need to get. Such as a cot, dresser, stroller, dummies, clothing, toys, bassinet etc.
So now in gestation period of 35 weeks doing anything is just extremely uncomfortable, I found when out shopping the other week I wasn't able to stand for more then 5 minutes due to my back aching and my feet are so swollen. Non of my shoes fit me anymore.
In the past few weeks I've found my breasts are starting to leak Colostrum as well as becoming a lot more heavier and streaked with blue veins. My heart beat has been really weird sometimes skipping a beat then going faster. My emotions have been very weird, I had a full on break down while out grocery shopping and I really have no idea why, it was all built up from me being so over the pregnancy and sick and tired of the constant pain.
I opted for another ultrasound at 36 weeks just to check the position of the baby. I'm thinking I might even want to have a caesarean, as I don't tolerate pain very well I can simply be knocked out and get it over with. The only issue with that after the baby is delivered I'll still be under the anesthetic. The actual birth itself has been the biggest thing worrying me throughout the pregnancy because I don't know if I'll be okay with the pain. I mean watching births on tv shows and movies my god it looks so unbearably painful and that's not even the real thing!
After showing concerns to the doctor about the way I wish to deliver the baby I was told I had to prepare a birth plan which basically outlines: who I want with me supporting me during the birth, if I'd like to be on any drugs, and of course how I wanted to deliver the baby. I chose to have Nic with me, I'm going to listen to my instincts and go with a natural birth while under pain killers. I'm certainly scared but I feel that's what's best to do.