Sunday, June 13, 2010

31 Weeks Down, 9 to Go!

How far along are you?
~31 weeks!  ONLY 9 weeks left!! Holy cow!

According to Babycenter: "This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. ...weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges)"

What symptoms are you experiencing?
~Back to utter fatigue!  I need a nap everyday zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
~Swelling on humid and hot days
~Uncomfortable sleep, but not too horribly
~Carpal tunnel terribleness

How are you feeling?
~Over all, pretty good. Just tired again like the beginning.  I'm typically only swollen when it's humid and hot, so this week I have had a pretty good break from that. I did twist my ankle pretty badly on Tuesday and was so grateful that I didn't break it. It was really sore and painful and mushy where I twisted it. Today, 4 days later, it's feeling ok! 

Any Midwife/Doctor appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
~Nothing this past week, but upcoming growth scan and regular OB appointment this coming week! Yay!

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
~A lifetime family battling an ultra aggressive cancer and I have been completely emotional. Lots of love and prayers for her and her family. I have known her since I was probably 3 years old.

Any fears or hopes you want to get off your chest?
~I'm happy to continually feeling her move everyday!
~We've been reassuring the kids (each in their own way/needs) about their value and importance in our family and that it's important to us that they are here when Lily is born. A's summer schedule is worked out with his dad, so that he'll be back from their time together. R is with us half the week and she's worried Lily won't be born on a day she's with us.

Any belly pics or ultrasound photos from this week?

Any food cravings?
~Peanut Butter & Jelly
Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week.
~G coming home last night, rubbing my belly, kissing me and telling me how excited he is that we only have just about 2 months left. As tired as I was, it was so heartwarming and loving.
What has been the most surprising thing about this pregnancy?
~Today I'm feeling very surprised by how quickly we are approaching the end of our pregnancy! 9 weeks?! Really?!

Baby brain moment of the week?
~Can't remember any of my family's appointments! Ugh!!

Random Question of the Week:
How has sleep been working out for you so far?
~I have been able to sleep pretty well--with the exception of trying to turn over easily and my hands falling asleep. I've mastered the art of putting my squishy feather pillow under my belly while laying on my left side and my other soft pillow between my knees to keep my hip from hurting.  This pillow method has helped A LOT! Other than G says he's ready to be done sharing the bed with so much stuff and get back to just me. :)



  1. Yay you don't have much longer before you see your precious litte girl :)

    You have the cutest belly....
    Can't wait to see baby pics
    Summer :)

  2. Maybe with all your heartburn your baby girl will be born with lots of hair :)

  3. Your hair is soooooooo long! That's insane. I could never handle that length while pregnant. You're stronger than I am!! LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!

  4. ya look fabulous! Time is going by so fast...but I bet for you some days you'd love it to be even faster!

    I so craved Peanut butter too! Sorry to hear about your family friend and her battle...sending a prayer!

    Happy Sunday!

  5. Happy 31 weeks! I'm also due in August! Mmm PBJ sounds yummy right now...