Tuesday, October 13, 2009

31 weeks = just call me Slim!

Yuck, blah, yuck, blah!  I feel huge and uncomfortable - everyone keeps telling me I look tiny - thank you! - but I still feel huge.  It's hard to believe that we are already 31 weeks along.. where in the world has the time gone.. can you believe it's already been 9 weeks since we found out Gummy Bear is a girl.. I only have 9 weeks left until my due date.. that's insane!!  I don't want to jinx anything but I have a funny feeling little Gabrielle will be here before her due date.. not too early.. certainly after I hit 37 weeks.. but I don't think it will be much after that.  Maybe I will be totally wrong and she won't make her debut until week 41 (oh I hope not!) but I just have a hunch.

We haven't done anything more to her room since last week - her wonderful Daddy and big brother put her bassinet together tonight while I worked late!  I got emotional when I walked into her room and saw it all put together - I was emotional because I couldn't believe my baby bean used to fit in there and because I cannot believe his baby sister will be using it in a couple of months - wow!! I think this weekend we may get to organizing some things around the house to make room for her pack-n-play, which we will keep downstairs in the living room and her bassinet, which will go upstairs in our bedroom.  Steven and I stayed in the living room for a few weeks with Gavin - mainly because I wasn't supposed to use the stairs much and because we were much closer to the kitchen when Gav wanted a bottle.  We will probably do the same this time around - but if I can/do breastfeed then we may move upstairs a little sooner than last time.. I guess we will just wait and see how things go!

31 week quiz:
How far along: 31 weeks 1 day
Weight gain: + 23 - 24 pounds
Stretch marks: yes, enough said!
Sleep: peeing in the middle of the night is becoming much more annoying than it was before :o)  I am definitely tired all the time but I guess I need to get used to that feeling - it will be that way for the next 18 years or so!
Any new maternity items: not lately.
Any new baby items: no, but I did see the most adorable hat at Children's Place - I know it's plain but it's just so freakin' cute!!

Movement: oh yes, this little lady is moving all over the place - and she has found my ribs - oh joy!
Gender: girl!! - hope that hasn't changed or Gummy Bear will not be happy with his pink room :o)
Labor signs: not actual labor signs but I've definitely been in a lot of pain the past week or so - the braxton hicks contractions are painful at times and I have cramps pretty frequently - I am assuming it's all normal stuff - but I'm going to talk with the doctor about it a little more at my next appointment.
Belly button in or out: out more this week than I've noticed before - kinda funny looking!!
Best moment of the week: watching Gavin build his baby sister a bunny :o)  (I promise to post about this soon!!)
What I miss: I'm always so boring with this question - same stuff - sleeping on my tummy, exercising and sweating like crazy (I loved that yucky sweaty feeling after a good run!) and I'd really love to have a strawberry daiquiri!!
Food cravings: yep, boring, again - Texas Roadhouse - I will get there before I'm the size of a house!!
What I'm looking forward to: getting more things ready for Gabrielle's arrival and my doctor appointment next week (hopefully I can get some answers about these awful pains!
Weekly Wisdom: not really wisdom - but I do have to say that I am feeling so incredibly blessed and grateful for my handsome son and this amazing little lady in my tummy.  I do know some people that read this blog may not be Christians so I don't want to offend anyone but I just need to praise the Lord for his rich blessing!! (how did we ever get so lucky?!?!)
Milestones: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3.3 pounds, try carrying four navel oranges 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.

still think I look tiny?!?!!

*stay tuned for a post about our fun weekend!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

You still look soo good! I'm sure that you don't feel that way but you do. You are still the 'cute pregnant' as opposed to the 'big-as-a-whale-waddles-everywhere pregnant'. I know that this won't provide much comfort - but just be glad that you don't look like this


You really do look great!
Are you still pleased with May-Grant? And MFM?