Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 30

Fruit/Veggie
Head of cabbage

Size
About 15.7 inches, almost 3 lbs

Baby Changes (Source: BabyCenter.com.)
His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision (which we learned last night means when I cradle him, he can see to my face - God is so smart!).

Best Moment this Week
We started childbirth classes last night. I think we're really going to enjoy them, though it's going to be a bit overwhelming to have them twice a week for four weeks (then once a week for four more weeks). But I was so impressed by Josh (& I think everyone else there was too!). He asked questions & participated in the exercises we do, even though he looked silly (like everyone did). He really is the best, most supportive husband!

Gender
BOY! Elliot James.

Movement
No change in movement lately. I can't figure out which position he's in, but at this point it will be easier for the midwives to be able to tell at my appointments, since he's getting bigger.

Food Craving
This week's fruits: watermelon, peaches, bananas, apples, pears. I have still been pretty thirsty so I'm trying to drink as much water/Crystal Light as possible.

Sleep
I'm having a little trouble falling asleep some nights, but I'm still sleeping pretty well. Still super tired tho.

What I am looking forward to
My shower is Saturday! We have friends coming in that we haven't seen in a while, so it will be fun to catch up with them. I am so thankful for my friends who are so wonderful to put time & effort until throwing my shower!

Symptoms
Nausea, exhaustion, loose hips, back pain, getting swollen fingers pretty much daily (IT'S SO HOT!).

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Hey Courtney,
I cannot make it to your shower today, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so excited for you and Josh. You are going to be a great mom. It is exciting to know that Elliot is going to be raised in a God-loving, God-fearing home with a mommy and daddy who are dedicated to raising him to love and serve the Lord.
May God bless you this day.
Love, Sandy