Tuesday, March 4, 2014

31 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 31 Weeks (8 more weeks to go!)
(You can check out my 31 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)
  Size of Baby: (According to babycenter.com) 31 weeks: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt. She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin. She's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
 Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm not entirely sure. I had a dr. appt. yesterday, but they didn't say and I didn't ask. I'm not sure I really want to know. ;-)

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a GIRL!!!

Movement: Yes, she's moving around quite a bit now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: No real cravings this week, just really thirsty as I've been this entire pregnancy.

What I miss: Just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath. I also miss being able to wear my wedding rings, which I haven't been able to wear for quite some time now. :-(

Sleep: Not great. I'm having to get up several times a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes.

Symptoms: A growing belly, and some sciatic nerve pain that really only seems to hurt when I over do it. I'm also having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there and I've also had a little bit of heartburn in the evenings. Thankfully Tums seem to be helping with that a lot. I also have a sharp, burning pain under my right ribs that I also had when I was pregnant with Jackson. Not really sure what it is, but it comes and goes.

Best Moment this week: A nice visit with Jake's Great Grandma and his Grandpa in Kansas City Saturday, getting to hear Sweet Girl's heartbeat yesterday at my Dr. appt. and ordering all the nursery furniture today. :-)

What I am looking forward to: Deciding on a definite name for baby girl and getting her nursery all done. I'm also looking forward to my baby shower on the 15th and of course meeting her on (or before) April 28th!! :-)