Monday, July 20, 2009

seventy-five percent!

(sidenote: i have 50 followers now! woo! i feel so validated in my ramblings and attention-seeking...haha!)

today i am 30 weeks pregnant. that means i am 75% of the way there. 3/4 of the way done. 10 weeks. maybe less...who knows. little buddy came at 39 weeks 6 days, the day before his due date. as long as it's not more than 10 weeks i'll be happy. :) it's kind of hard to believe that i'm 30 weeks along. when i look back over this pregnancy it seems as if it has passed quickly, while at the same time has dragged on because of the illness issues i've had. this last week i've been really nauseated again. i thought it was some kind of virus but now i'm thinking it may be the dreaded morning sickness rearing its ugly head again. ugh.

on the topic of morning sickness: i came across an article shared by someone on a forum i read. it's called: "can morning sickness predict your child's IQ?" (you can download it here if you want.)

"...According to recent findings published in the the Journal of Pediatrics and reported by new Scientist magazine....studies have shown that the children of mothers who experienced morning sickness during pregnancy, were more likely to have a higher IQ than those born to mothers who felt no morning sickness during their pregnancy. There is also believed to be a correlation between the severity of the sickness and the level of intelligence of the child."

sweet. i bet my kids are geniuses.

i'm feeling huge, having trouble bending over and getting up from a sitting position, i can't walk for long periods of time, my back aches, i can't sleep comfortably at night, i get winded easily, i have to pee constantly, and i am getting more excited about this baby to be here. in spite of all of the discomforts of pregnancy i have a much better attitude about it than i did at the beginning.

2 comments:

Bounty said...

So sorry to hear that you have had a tough time. Congratulations btw, not very long at all! Do you feel prepared for the birth yet? I just had my first baby, a little boy called Marlow, such a great experience. Have you thought about names yet? http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ is a great place to search as you can look by origin and meaning!. Love your blog and your shopping advices - I really hope things go well for you hun! xxxx

Becca said...

Oh man, if morning sickness predicts IQ #1 is a genius and this one is going to be a little deficit in that area. Maybe the breastfeeding will help this one out. :-) We are 16 weeks, so we have a bit longer than you. Good luck with your genius child!