30 weeks!

30 WEEKS

HOW BIG IS BABY? 15.71 INCHES WEIGHING 2.91 LBS POUNDS  – ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PINEAPPLE!

DEVELOPMENT: MY LITTLE MINI CAN NOW SEE! EVEN THOUGH IT’S DARK INSDE MY UTERUS, HER EYES ARE WIDE OPEN AND SCOPING OUR HER ENVIRONMENT. HER BRAIN IS GROWING RAPIDLY, DUE TO WHICH SHE WILL NOT GAIN MUCH WEIGHT OR HEIGHT THIS WEEK. BABY R IS NOW SHEDDING THE LANUGO PRESENT ON HER SKIN. HOWEVER, THE HAIR ON HER HEAD IS ACTUALLY GROWING THICKER AT THIS POINT. FLUID IS NOW PRESENT IN THE ALVEOLI (AIR SACS) INSIDE HER LUNGS TO HELP MY LITTLE ONE TAKE HER FIRST BREATH AT BIRTH. SHE ALSO MAY BEGIN TO POSITION HERSELF FOR BIRTH ANYTIME FROM NOW ON!!

WEIGHT GAIN: 16 LBS

SLEEP: SLEEP HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR ME THIS WEEK. I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY WITH WORK AND THEN I HAVE BEEN GETTING UP AT 5:30 EVERY MORNING TO TEACH MY SEMINARY CLASS SO I’VE BEEN A LITTLE EXHAUSTED, BUT TO MAKE THINGS EVEN BETTER AT NIGHT IS AN ACHING PAIN (FEELS ALMOST LIKE GROWING PAINS) IN MY RIGHT LEG. WAKING ME UP THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND ACHING REALLY BAD IN THE MORNING. I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, BUT I’M THINKING THAT I NEED MORE IRON AND WATER IN MY DIET.

MISSING: BEING ABLE TO TIE/BUCKLY MY SHOES AND BEING ABLE TO MOVE ABOUT FREELY WITHOUT FEELING LIKE A GIANT WHALE.

CRAVING: NOTHING REALLY IN PARTICULAR

FEELING: PRETTY GOOD BESIDES THE LEG ACHES AT NIGHT AND SIDE AND BACK PAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

GENDER: A LITTLE GIL

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: VALENTINE’S DAY SPENT WITH MY BABE!

LOOKING FORWARD TO: DRESSING MY BABY GIRL!! ALSO, GETTING MORE ORGANIZED WITH ALL OF HER STUFF SINCE WE WILL BE MOVING A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AFTER SHE IS BORN.

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Well this week has been very eventful with many up’s and downs. I am obviously two weeks behind so all the things that happened may be meshed together, but first I’ll start with the up’s! We had the last stretch of our 14 days of Valentine’s and we started the weekend off with day number 7 with a road trip to Columbia for a little weekend getaway (more details on my 14 days of Valentine’s day post) then on Monday we celebrated Cory’s 28th birthday! I made him breakfast in bed, made mini key lime pies for his bday dessert and then I actually baked a three tier chocolate, raspberry ganache cake and I hardly cook or bake! (Cory is the main cook in our household) So I was pretty proud of myself and Cory was very happy too. 🙂 We had a great Valentine’s day together and we really enjoyed a fancy date night and fondu in bed as we just relaxed.

Now to some of the downs/trials of our week.. to make a really long story short, Cory is in his 4th year of dental school and will be graduating this May. For the past 3 1/2 years of school the plan was for Cory to work at a job that he had previously arranged, but right around New Years he was told that the job probably wouldn’t be there for him and that he should start looking around for a new one. This obviously came to us out of left field and we were suddenly in a completely new world. All of a sudden Cory was kind of jobless 5 months before graduation, where all of his classmates had two years to really prepare and plan where they will be going after graduation and we now have the whole US to look around and research for a good place to go. Now to shorten the story a bit, his former employer had told us that he could hire Cory on to do hygiene and some limited dental work for a while, so after we returned home from Arizona I was under the impression that we were still going to go back to Arizona and everything would be okay, until our drive to Columbia. Cory brought up the fact that we need to start preparing and looking for a new job. So the three places we thought would be a good place for us were Florida, Texas and Arizona. So with the whole job situation and not knowing where we are going to be, and a new baby coming a month before we move to the unknown place was heavy on our minds all week, and the thing to top it off, our car randomly decided to stop working properly… another long story short, we had to get a new radiator and we had to get our transmission flushed, which obviously was not a cheap fix. But the day after our car got fixed the “check engine” light came on. We had just gotten it looked at and a fixed about two weeks prior to this too. We drive a fairly new Nissan Xterra and it only has 85,000 miles on it, so our transmission shouldn’t be giving us this much trouble. Our window was also having a hard time rolling up and our back door randomly decided that it didn’t want to open anymore either which was pretty obnoxious too.

But although we are having a bit of a hard time right now, I know that Heavenly Father never gives us trials that we can’t handle. We are meant to learn and grow from trials and everything happens for a reason. No matter where we end up or what happens I know that everything will be okay and we will be thankful for the challenges we face in our lives. I know that storms don’t last forever and I know that we are still so blessed with the life we live. We are so lucky to be in the situation that we are. There are many people out there who are facing much bigger challenges. I painted this little saying that “storms don’t last forever” and I hung it in my office to remind me everyday that we will figure everything out soon and the sun will shine again!

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