Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Our Pumpkin is an even bigger Cabbage (30 weeks!)

OK, according to The Bump last week our Pumpkin was a cabbage and according to Baby Center our Pumpkin was a butternut squash. I ended up doing the cabbage one, but then this week Baby Center is saying a cabbage so I guess I should have went with the other (The Bump does not change again for a few weeks). Everyone nice and confused now? ;o)

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.) (

Wow, 30 weeks! That means we are 3/4 of the way through this pregnancy and only 10 weeks away from meeting our precious baby girl!!! 10 weeks = 70 days, that doesn't seem like very long at all! :o)

We have yet to start her room, but we did get the paint last weekend so at least we have that. I guess we'll try and get it emptied the rest of the way this weekend (that will take all of an hour at most) and then get going. It so different this time because we have Chase. When I was pregnant with him we didn't have a little one to focus on and keep us busy so we had lots of extra time to work on this. Not quite the same this time!

We were so thrilled to get those great pics last week and see Emery again. We are amazed at how much her and her big brother resemble each other and absolutely cannot wait to see them together. I know he is going to be such a great big brother to her and he already loves her so much. I hate to wish the days away, but I'm so ready for October to get here and for us to have our sweet baby girl healthy and in our arms.

****I am grateful for
1) hump-day, always love it!
2) rain this evening, boy do we need it (wish it would keep raining)
3) 30 weeks!!!
4) my friend, Jessica, had a healthy baby boy last night!
5) I still have three days of summer vacation left and I'll take 'em!


bb said...

HI Kahla!! Wow time is flying by!! Loved the pictures and so happy you are getting to start her room now ;-) good luck going back to school soon... my hubby is not ready either! He goes back next Monday.

KuKd Chick said...

Nice! Still lovin' the vegetable analogies. What's next - a watermelon? Giant peach? Waiting in suspense.

Jen&Carter said...

I can't believe that you are 30 wks, time has flown by. I can;t wait to see pic of her room.

Joy said...

I'm still working on the nursery as well! It's definitely more difficult to get things ready and prepared as you chase other little ones around. Part of me is relieved Elaina will be starting school next week, before Zoe comes. That way I only have one child at home to run after as I try to get things done!

I think The Bump has their veggies mixed up or something. Sometimes they don't really make sense, but oh well! ;-)

You're 75% of the way there!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

yay for 30 weeks! enjoy these last days of break! youll be off again soon enough..