Friday, May 20, 2011

30 Weeks!

Yesterday marked 30 weeks of pregnancy for me. I have read that this means that if the baby were born this week, he would have a 90% chance of surviving. I am trying to hold out for 8 more weeks. I don't feel desperate to have the baby just yet, but I am sure my day will come. I am very excited to meet little Cullen. Grant and I talk about what we are going to show him and teach him all the time. I can't wait!

I have still been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. Don't worry, they are not very close together. I have noticed that certain things will trigger them: climbing stairs, getting too little sleep, sitting or standing for long periods of time, and bus duty. Yes, bus duty triggers contractions. I guess because it really stresses me out to be in the gym with so many screaming kids. Thankfully, I only have to do bus duty 8 more times! I still have pain in my tailbone and have started having pain in my hips as well. All of this is supposed to be normal, so it is just a matter of being uncomfortable. This past week or so, I have been getting a little heartburn. We'll have to see if this means Cullen will be born with lots of hair.

As a side note, our friends Triston and Dale had their baby girl last week! We were all very excited for them. Everything went very well and they are already at home. Also, did you know that all four of the other women who were pregnant this year in our small group had or are having girls? Grant keeps teasing all of them that we will take the one with the largest dowry for our son.

Grant plans to start staining the built in unit for the nursery next week. Sometime shortly after that, our nursery should be just about done and ready for pictures.

Below are my weekly belly pictures:


3 comments:

Sarah said...

ahhhh you are so cute!!! i can't wait to see you, grant, and mr cullen!! :) i love your belly!!!

Lacey said...

The joys of becoming a mother! I experienced everything you are going through...except the Braxton Hicks contractions. I feel your pain...but in the end, holding your little baby for the first time, makes it all worth it. Can't wait to see what Cullen looks like.

Lisa Maloney said...

So glad you're taking belly pics! You're so cute, and someday I bet Cullen will love seeing this!