Today I am 7 and 1/2 months pregnant (30 weeks.) We had an appointment with our midwife and I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time!! (We chose to be patient, wait and use the old fashioned equipment. And today was the day when I got to hear it with the tool similar to a stethoscope.) It was amazing! I’m sure my face was ecstatic, I was so in awe of the sound.
The baby now weighs as much as a 3 pound cabbage, which is ironic since last week Jeff took these pictures of my belly next to some cabbages our neighbors grew. We got these pictures right before Jeff turned them into sauerkraut.
I’m pretty sure my belly has grown since last week. It seems like it grows by the day.
So, what’s new with baby? Baby is really active these days. Sometimes I can see “waves” go across my belly which reminds me of the ocean. I’ve been feeling really good. My nipples started leaking colostrum before I was 6 months pregnant and continue to do so from time to time. It happens the most when I’m sleeping. It makes me glad because it’s a good sign that I will produce plenty of milk for this hungry baby.
Below are some belly pictures from a few weeks ago. I need to get some updated belly pictures again. Phew, it’s hard to keep up. 🙂