Monday, July 03, 2006

Finally in the 30's!

Saturday I hit 30 weeks!
(30 weeks after the first day of the last normal menstrual period)
* The fetus is about 10-1/2 inches from head to rump and weighs almost 3 pounds.
* The fetus has lungs that are capable of breathing air, although medical help may be needed.
* The fetus can open and close its eyes, suck its thumb and respond to sound.
* Nearly all babies born now will survive (with intensive care services).
It is starting to feel like I really am on the downhill side of all this (as far as pregnancy). Of course we are in a whole new stage of life when Dorothy comes, no doubt full of challenges, but I am ready to see her face.

We are staying with David's parents for the remaining duration of my bedrest to make it a bit easier on my nerves and I am already feeling more relaxed. My phone rings less. I don't have to be social unless I choose to invite someone to visit. My messy house is out of sight out of mind until I can actually do something about it. Oddly, I have been spending less time on the internet since we have been here, even though I have the laptop. I go through spurts of things that I spend the majority of my time doing. The past few days I am back into reading. I am on my second Dean Koontz book (thriller writer) and loving it. My dad (a big reading buff) introduced me to his writing and I am already hooked. We also had a good weekend with David's family, mainly relaxing and playing a few games.

Last night we used one of my outings to go out to dinner at the Olive Garden with my family. There was a family friend in town from Peru and she took us all out to eat. I must admit that I felt like I was breaking the rules. Being up now makes me nervous because I am so used to being down. Once I am allowed to be up and around all the time I don't know what I'll do! The freedom! It was wonderful sitting up and ordering food and just enjoying dinner (and trying to ignore the newly flared up sciatica... NOT comfy). I am looking forward to more of the same before baby comes and we won't be able to go out as much. We saw X Men 3 last week and hope to go see the new Superman movie next week. Later this week I am going to register at Babies R Us and send out invitations for my baby shower that is in less than 3 weeks! And just 4 short weeks after that my cervix will be freed from the cerclage. It all seems unreal.

For once in this pregnancy I feel like life is moving again instead of standing still without me. I'll have David take a picture of me this afternoon and put it up for you sometime tomorrow...


Melissa said...

Congrats on 30 weeks...that is wonderful news! I am so happy to see that things are looking up for you, literally, LOL!
It sounds like going to stay with David's parents has been a good just seem to be in so much better spirits. It truly comes accross in your writing, which I have missed!
Good luck to you, as always! Enjoy your little bits of freedom!

Emmakirst said...

Congratulations on 30 weeks! that's so great :)
Have fun registering for your shower.
Glad you are enjoying your new freedom. Take care.

KMW said...

Great news, Becci! It is indeed a huge milestone!

sarah said...

so glad you are feeling better and and big fat congrats on getting to 30 weeks!!! You are in the home stretch!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love Dean Koontz. Don't start the Frankenstein trilogy till he's done the third book thoguh!

Elizabeth said...

30 weeks! Congratulations! Have fun in all of your outings!

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Tonya said...

That is fantastic!! 30 weeks.. I am so happy for you and so happy you are feeling more comfortable about everything.. :) Dean Koontz is awesome.. I used to have his entire collection!! He was one of my favourites :)

soralis said...

I am just catching up after my vacation... Congrats on making it to 30 weeks! That is great! I am glad you are able to get out a bit, that is wonderful!

p.s. I hope someone kind cleans your house for you before you get home. I spent 3 months on bed rest and when I got home with my twins I came home to a house in need of cleaning... yuck!

Take care

purple_kangaroo said...

Woohoo! Congrats on 30 weeks, and I'm glad you're staying someplace that makes you more relaxed. I'm sad we haven't been able to see you, but I'm glad we haven't exposed you to any illnesses as we've been having one round after another!