Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks

Wow, can I just say that being pregnant with a toddler is busy. If you have more than one child, you can probably relate. My first pregnancy I was working part-time but when I was at home, it wasn’t too hard to make time to relax or to get things done in preparation for the baby. Different story this time around. Abel naps well and he goes to bed by 7pm most nights. But there are a lot of things that are just a lot more difficult to do with a toddler chasing you, and so that naptime every day is a precious commodity.

Anyways, I’ll be 31 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I’m planning to start filling up my freezer soon. With Abel I had about 30 dinners in the freezer, plus some baking, and it was so nice. I remember the first time I tried to make dinner with Abel. Jared was so great about making dinner from the freezer when he came home from work, but one day I decided I would do it. All I had to do was put the rice cooker on, cook some frozen veggies, and reheat chicken curry. It was chaos because I had this tiny baby who needed me RIGHT NOW. I’m reminding myself of that because I’m pretty sure it’ll be even harder when I have a newborn and a toddler, so I want to be well prepared.

I’m not well prepared at the moment, so I’m coming up with a list of meals that are easy and tasty so I can start my freezer cooking. I did make a list of everything I had in the freezer when Abel was born, but a weakness of mine is organising paperwork, physical copies or online, so yeah. I can’t find the document.

We bought a bassinet this time around and it’s perfect! We got this one from the Baby Factory. We chose it because we liked that it’s a bit smaller than most bassinets (I didn’t realise they’re so big!), but has a bigger weight limit than most, so it should last for a long time. It also folds up so if we want to go away for the weekend we can easily take it with us. Not to mention it looks amazing. That gray and natural wood look is very much my style. Now I just need some cute bassinet sheets that don’t cost $60…

Almost a year since this photo of Jared and Abel?! To echo e v e r y o n e , this year has been the wildest. Time goes so fast. Just always. Two years ago I was pregnant with Abel. It feels like yesterday! Suddenly ten weeks until this baby girl is due sounds like nothing. I know it’s going to fly by.

And yes! It’s a girl! We finally decided on a name last week which makes it even more exciting anticipating her birth. We like to keep the name private until the baby is born so we’re excited to share what it is once she arrives!

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  1. I wish you well with your preparations for the exciting times ahead. God bless.

    1. Reading about other ladies and the lack of naps etc brought me back to before my first girl was born. My son was around 18 months and her was hyperactive. I was doped up to try and keep my blood pressure under control. Still I managed a few meals but I developed eclampsia and the babe was delivered at 33 weeks by c section. My mother had to help me a lot.

      1. Oh wow, that’s difficult! I’m glad you did have your mother to help you. Having a preemie, c-section, and toddler sounds very challenging. <3

        1. We survived. This little one married in July and maybe one day soon she will be blessed. I have one granddaughter who is just three. She always naps for me. A few stories and a song or two and she is gone for 90 minutes. I hope Abel continues to co-operate.

  2. All the best for preparing the freezer with meals! You sound more organised than I ever was 😀

    I do remember my eldest not really wanting to nap near the end of my 2nd pregnancy and having to encourage him to lie down next to me as I so desperately needed a rest! Sometimes it worked.

    Looking forward to ‘meeting’ your daughter when she arrives 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Abel is still having two naps at the moment (we tried one but he was a wreck in the evenings) so he should still be having at least one nap by the time this little girl is born.

  3. Ohhh, those last few weeks before a baby finally arrives are sooo exciting ❤️
    When I was pregnant with my second, my daughter was betwen 1 and 2 – and since she decided daytime naps are for babies only she stopped then at exactly one year old…so no naptime for mommy either 🙄
    I had some meals ready in our freezer for all three puerperals – but my husband took 2-3 weeks off work everytime and he is an excellent chef 😉 so he did most of the cooking then…
    whenever I need to get something done, i put my babies in a wrap and toss them on my back – even when they were teeny tiny newborns – that way I have my hands free to get some housework done or for the bigger kiddos and the baby still gets enough mommy- time 🙂 my wraps (and carriers..and slinga 🙈) were and still are lifesavers with all three of my kids!

    What I noticed: with each of my kids my preparations became a little less 😂 with my first I thought we were about to face chaos – chaos didn’t happen…then I thought the same with my second – but prepared less as I already knew so much of what was going to happen…however, again no chaos…so with my third I had some meals in the freezer but really nothing else as I assumed everything would fall into place anyways and so it was 🙂
    just chill & relax – and enjoy your last weeks of this pregnancy ❤️❤️

    1. Thank you! Well that’s good to hear that no chaos made an appearance for you. 😉 I am planning a vbac so provided all goes well with the birth I think it will be an easier adjustment period than after Abel was born. But we’ll see; you never really know until it happens.

      1. fingers crossed for a vbac!!! you can do it 💪 !

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