Yesterday I hit the 30 week mark! I am down to the last quarter and the final countdown until my little miracle is in my arms. My ticker is now counting down in single digit weeks instead of double! Woohoo! I'm both excited AND terrified. The littlest things are currently causing anxiety and I think it's my perfectionist tendencies that are haunting me as I feel like everything has to be just perfect before he arrives and of course, there is only so much you can do to prepare and the rest you just have to take as it comes. I find myself lying awake at night worrying that I have too many 0000 (newborn) clothes, that the rail in the nursery that seperates the blue paint from the white was placed too high and the pictures will look funny when hung on the wall, that we don't have the mattress yet, that I haven't packed my hospital bag, that we have a credit card to pay off, that I have NO IDEA what to do with a baby . . . I think I just need to take a deep breath and put those things to the back of my mind!
In brighter news, the baby is back to his usual squirmy self after a few quiet days last week and I have another midwife appointment tonight so looking forward to hearing his little heartbeat again and checking he's still head down. I told the HG the other night that apparently if you rest you head on the pregnant belly at this stage you can sometimes hear the heartbeat. The HG was very enthusiastic about this prospect and did as instructed only to promptly get a big boot in the head which gave him a hell of a fright! He didn't hear a heartbeat though. Hehe.
To finish up I just want to give a shout out to my dear friend Ants at Making Baby Giraffes who is getting her BT results from her first FET after her first IVF cycle today. Please keep your fingers crossed for her!