I’ve had some requests for a belly picture, so here it is:
My current stats as of today:
Gestational age: 30 weeks
Fundal height: 31 cm (up two cms from two weeks ago)
Weight: Well within the recommended limits . . . or should be by the time I deliver
Blood pressure: lower than last check-up
Dr. Shimizu says everything looks perfect. I don’t feel uncomfortable at all, and I still have room to grow into my maternity pants. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rest of the pregnancy and labor and delivery will be as good to me as it has been so far. I will say that I only sleep well about half the time, and I’m wondering if maybe the little guy isn’t getting a little bit tired of being in his confined space. Sometimes it feels like he is trying to break down the walls of his prison. It makes for great entertainment on a slow weekday night, but can get downright annoying when I’m trying to fall asleep.
And in keeping with the dream theme: I had a dream recently that he was born bald (or nearly so), like I was. They presented him to me as if he were some sort of delicious food–on a silver platter with a fancy silver cover–but I wasn’t fooled. I didn’t think he was done (because he didn’t have any hair) and I wanted them to put him back until he was finished. When I woke up I realized that I do kind of hope he has hair, but after reading this article from the NYTimes, I guess I should prepare myself for a bald baby.