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Captain’s Log: Preggo Week 30…So BIG! (And news about our Home Birth Plan)


Side note: forgive me for seemingly overposting here about my pregnancy – I mean TWO updates in ONE week. How DARE I?! 😉 But in a bid to actually catch up with real time (Im 32 weeks now), allow me to overpost a bit just this time. K, thanks! You’re the most bestest!

Captain’s Preggo’s Log, Star Date:Wowzers. Week 30!

We’re here already. Time now really seems to be flying at warp speed, Mr Sulu. And things are truly, um, sprouting! It was actually on the eve of Coconut’s 30th week that I realised just how much she had suddenly grown. Like, upward and outward. (my colleague even noted that it looked like I swallowed a tyre) So much so that I felt like I was truly uncomfortable for the first time ever. And I don’t mean in for the first time ever in this pregnancy, I mean for the first time ever in my personal history of ever being preggers! Like, just enough already…Im so exhausted from the preggy insomnia, the irritation of limited movement thanks to pubis symphasis dysfuntion, and now this? Just general bigness, with skin feeling like it’s about to rip open at the seams…wherever my seams are, they be ripping.

But despite all this, I gotta say, I am still in high spirits and feeling great about things to come. Yes, the walk to work still sucks as I can still feel the niggles of my pubis symphasis trying to trip me up. I have a constant battle to refocus my mind at work. And yes, I wish Coconut would NOT try and shove her foot under right side set of ribs, but I am happy. Still complaining, yes, but happy. ‘Cause I know all these complaints are all par for the course and due to baby’s healthy growth.

Also, also…. guys, I’m so excited! We’ve had our 30 week midwife appointment – have now met all FOUR members of the team- and am pleased to announce that our home birth 100% confirmed to be at our own home (not my mother’s) with our full midwife team!!! So the prep has truly commenced! (well, in theory, that is) All the booking, and shopping that is ahead of us – all exciting. Lots to figure out still, like how we will manage to keep the birthing pool water the perfect temperature, while being in the heart of Winter, in our country’s current drought situation.

But, not going to lie, having clarity and a final decision on the Home Birth thing feels good – like one less thing to make my mind tick over at night. Yay. Now if life could just be less hectic, so that Mike and I could actually get down to some decent prep already… Maybe if I keep moaning about it in every post, it will magically happen 😉


Author: mommabeartrax

Mother of two (and counting), pregnant with the third and have a sweet little angel in heaven. A very happy wifey, blogger, lover of life and laughter, a clumsy swimmer, loyal friend, Im funnier in my head than I actually am, I am a qualified HypnoBirthing Child Birth Educator, I get inexplicably excited about good food, baking & crafts. Although, I think baking and crafts are just trying to fill a void that my Kenpo and gym-rat days used to fill. Lastly, according to the rest of the world, I fix your printer. But I'm actually a Software Architect.

3 thoughts on “Captain’s Log: Preggo Week 30…So BIG! (And news about our Home Birth Plan)

  1. YAY! So happy for you that y our home birth is planned and that you can rest easy that at least that one big thing is sorted. Can’t believe you’re so far along already?!?!


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