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Pregnancy Journal: 30 Weeks and Still Nursing

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Wow. 30 weeks. That means this kid will be here in 8-10 weeks. Rissa’s birthday is in about 4 weeks.

The heat is on! (Tell me can you feel it?)

And to make up for no updated bump pic last week here’s two!
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These were taken on the same day this week to show you my bump and the Undercover Mama tank I was wearing under my sweater. (More about the tank in a bit.)

I’m noticing my expanding belly even more now as he grows. And the bathroom trips have really increased. Twice an hour is not unusual.

Wait… I gotta go right now. Again. Hang on a sec….

Okay, I’m back! Unfortunately, my urge to go comes on fast and strong (especially upon standing) so I’m often doing the potty dance while Rissa dawdles.

I do it so much that if I start bouncing a leg while standing awkwardly Rissa says, “Mommy pee.”

She knows.

And she still lolly gags along.

Then there’s this sleep thing. I’m tired, oh so tired, yet I can stay up all hours of the night to work on the blog. It’s odd. I try to justify it as preparing for the return of sleep deprivation, though Rissa gave me decent stretches of time pretty early on. Brian thinks we won’t be as lucky this time.

I really hope we are….

And I can’t believe Rissa is still nursing. I thought for sure she’d self-wean by now because I know my supply has tanked. She’s almost 2 and does it mostly for comfort a couple times a day – more if she has a meltdown or gets injured. But with the pregnancy I didn’t think she would keep going.

When I went to LA in August, I totally forgot my pump. I was afraid of the engorgement of 4 days of no nursing or pumping because I was full and tender within 24 hours of leaving home when I went to NYC in April. But nothing happened. I didn’t get full, I didn’t hurt, but I wasn’t dried up because she resumed upon my return home.

But anyway, this means I’m still wearing nursing bras most days and some nursing shirts (particularly maternity friendly ones). I don’t worry about it as much since we rarely nurse in public anymore, but as the weather cools off, I prefer more coverage. I recently received an Undercover Mama tank to try out. It saves me a step at feeding time because it attaches TO my nursing bra to create a great undershirt for nursing.

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It can hook onto the strap or loop over the clip. It’s easiest if you put the tank on first, then your bra, then attach. Well that was easiest for me anyway! This way I can lift up my outer shirt like the sweater in the bump picture but have my back and tummy still covered.

It’s also a little more discreet when my blinding white flesh isn’t hanging out.

This shirt will be getting plenty more use, that’s for sure!

An ordering tip from me – their website says to order down a size because it should be snug, but if you are plus sized and/or have a big chest, you might want to stick with your normal size. I initially ordered down one but it was way too tight over the girls – like squashing them down. They sent me a new one in my normal shirt size and it fits MUCH BETTER. Snug, yes, but comfortable. (I love how it hugs my baby bump!)

How did you deal with sleep issues near the end of your pregnancy?

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Disclosure: I received an Undercover Mama tank to review.

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