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Week 30
~ So Much to Do

I can't believe I have already hit the 30 week mark. Where on earth did the time go? I know this baby will be early and it's quite feasible to assume that this baby will be here in less than 8 weeks. Oh my goodness, that freaks me out a bit.

I did have a doctor's appointment this week. All was well and baby was measuring right on schedule. The last couple appointments he's apparently been sleeping as his heart rate has been in the 120-130 range, which is still normal, but slow compared to where we were in the beginning. My belly measures right on track with how many weeks I am and my blood pressure is doing fine. Overall, I'm doing great and so is baby.

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I did discuss with my doctor about getting my tubes tied during my c-section. I'm still sad about this, as it is so final. But I also know that I will have four healthy, beautiful children, which is so much more than I ever could have hoped for. I'm getting older and the time has come to move onto the next chapter of life. Nonetheless, it's still hard. I did go ahead and sign the papers but I do have the option to change my mind even up to laying on the operating table with them getting ready to do the procedure. I don't think I'll change my mind, but for now, it gives me some time to come to terms with it.

We have also moved Ethan into Dylan's room, which has gone like I expected. He is having a bit of a hard time transitioning knowing that Dylan is in there too. It's a distraction to Ethan. He spends a lot of time jabbering now instead of settling down to sleep. I usually put Ethan to bed first in hopes he will drift off before Dylan comes in, but some nights it's just not working out that way and he's still awake when it's time for Dylan to come in. Hopefully over the next several weeks he'll settle down and get back into a better bedtime routine.

Baby is doing well overall, but I am slowly starting to become more uncomfortable. My single babies end up being on the larger side and I can really feel him when he moves around now. Some days it seems like I have an alien inside my belly with how much he flips around. I'll take it in stride though as I'm trying to savor these last weeks of this pregnancy.

Until next week . . .
~Laura

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