Here's some pics. For some reason I keep taking them right before I go work out, so just excuse the worky-outness.
30 Weeks. 4th of July- After the BBQ. It makes a difference people.
Yikes. Sometimes I can't believe that is actually attached to me. The scariest thought of all is that I still have 9 weeks left to grow. But the thought that's even a little more scary is that in 9 weeks I will have a little baby to take care of.
I have been mostly feeling awesome. I've been able to continue working out a lot, which I am so happy about. For some sick reason running is getting easier. I have been able to log way more miles than I ever expected. Every time I go, I think (and secretly hope) this will probably be the last time, but then I feel great and know that I'll be doing it again. Honestly, the hardest part is trying not to pee my pants. No matter how recently I went to the bathroom, I run 3 steps and my bladder feels like it is filled to 100% capacity. I have to focus really hard on not peeing which could be why it's getting easier to do the actual running because I am SO distracted that I have no idea what the rest of my body is doing. Maybe I'm not even running-that would definitely explain why it's gotten easier. I came home from running the river trail on Friday and Nate said, "People must lose their minds when they see you running". Which I chose to interpret that as, "You are so awesome, people are jealous" instead of "You are so huge, it must inconceivable to people that you are running". Pretty sure he meant the first one. Pregnancy is awesome because you have really low expectations for yourself so when you exceed them, you feel like a warrior.
And now for some FAQ's:
-Still nothing really consistent. All these fake holidays though (i.e. Donut day, Fry day, Ice cream day) sure make it hard. All I really need is to see a picture of something yummy and then I want it. Bad. Cut it out with the fake food holidays already.
-Heartburn is real and should not be underestimated. People keep saying heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair. That better be true.
-I cannot sit all day anymore. My legs get pretty restless and itchy and I get really ornery.
-Sleep troubles are starting. Uh Oh!
-I don't know if it's a "symptom" or not, but this girl has been outta control lately. She is moving constantly, I swear she never sleeps. She's going to be exhausted when she gets outta there. She is always moving but it's always gentle, she rarely jabs me or kicks me hard, she is such a sweetheart.
What am I missing?
-Laying on my stomach. I miss it so bad.
-Not being stared at. People are so not subtle about looking at my belly. It's not on purpose, I don't think they realize they are doing it, but it's still annoying. I really hope I wasn't one of those people who stared so hard, but now I'm worried I might have been.
Stretch marks? Not yet, but there's a good chance they could be starting soon. Either that or I had some weird clothing lines going on.
Weight gain? Nunya. I will say that it's hasn't been as much as I was expecting. Some weeks I don't gain any but my belly still grows an inch, so I'm very confused. Weight seems to mean nothing. Or my scale is broken.
Measuring? Ahead. My OB says she'll most likely be on the bigger side, so she probably got the huge head gene from the Cogs.
My belly button is seconds away from popping outward and it is freaking me out. It feels so weird, I try to ignore it, but it will not be ignored.
We still need so much stuff for this baby. It's a little overwhelming. I'm hoping that if I go flaunt this belly at my home ward, they will be so overwhelmed by my mothering glow, that they'll throw me an awesome shower and buy me all the things. Here's to hoping! I did have an awesome shower with all my aunts and cousins and got some fun things, but only a few of the necessities. The way things are going, I'm guessing I'll wait until we're on our way to the hospital and then I'll finally think about buying some diapers and probably do a huge Amazon order.
That's probably enough ranting and run-on sentences for one post.