you're 30 weeks pregnant!
Your massive belly and nighttime heartburn might be making sleep difficult to come by. If you are able to drift off, you're probably having some strange and vivid dreams -- your subconscious is no less anxious than your waking mind.
baby is as big as a cabbage!
As baby's skin smoothes out, his brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. He's also adding some brawn -- his grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)
I'm starting to have trouble sleeping, never being able to find a comfortable position. What's more, no matter how much sleep I DO get, I'm still tired and feel as though I could sleep another 5 hours. But I feel guilty for taking even a 30 minute nap. Must. Clean. House. That's right, nesting is in full swing. I'm constantly cleaning, even when I don't quite have the motivation to do it. As long as the energy is there, I force myself to do SOMETHING. But now, as the weeks start to close in, I feel even the energy slipping away and I know that it won't be too much longer before I'll be void of both motivation and energy. Poor Micah. I hope he's up to the challenge.
Just 70 days left!