The big 3-0
So... 30 Weeks! This seems like a milestone. I'm 3/4th of the way through this pregnancy. Ten weeks doesn't seem like that much time. I have yet to do anything from the Countdown to Baby #2 to-do list. Wait, That's not true. I did buy Christmas pajamas, which is the least pressing matter. And I've started mentioning the new baby to Swede more often.
Big sister skills in action!
In my last pregnancy update at 25 weeks I think I was still adjusting to being pregnant. Apparently it took me over half the pregnancy to accept that it's really happening! I was so focused on the limitations - What I couldn't eat, What I couldn't do physically. But in the past five weeks it's become the new normal. Also, I think it's harder to be pregnant when you don't look pregnant. I've finally reached the point where I'm obviously pregnant, rather than watching people look at my stomach with an is-she-or-isn't-she expression. And I love feeling the baby kick and move around. That is my favorite part of pregnancy.
I've been enjoying my weekly prenatal yoga class. I do miss the rinsed-out feeling a good hot Vinyasa class gives you, but it's nice to stretch and be calm and to chat with the other pregnant ladies. Otherwise for exercise we've been doing a family hike around the neighborhood almost every day. Until this week, at least, since the trails are too muddy after several rainy days.
Rainy days do have some compensation.
My maternity wardrobe is pretty slim. I have one pair or cropped jeans (which I noticed yesterday have a hole) and one pair of normal jeans, and three maternity-specific tops, and a few non-maternity tops that are loose enough to still work. (Still loving this tunic from Garnet Hill in the photo above). Mostly I live in these Aster Cropped Pants from Eddie Bauer or these Maternity Metro Leggings from Athleta, plus a stretchy tank top and a loose sweatshirt or fleece. The best perk about working from home is the relaxed dress code!
I think what I'm most curious about is how Swede and Baby #2 will be similar and different. Will they reach milestones at the same time? Will they sleep the same? (Probably not, because Swede is a great sleeper and I doubt I'll be so lucky twice). Will they look alike? I am so SO looking forward to seeing his little face.
I can't get enough Baby Swede photos these days!
I guess that's about all I have to say for now... I'll check back in at 35 Weeks!