31 weeks

Total weight gain: Holding pretty steady this week at 23.4 lbs
Baby’s heartbeat: 161 bpm. Apparently she was doing aerobics at yesterday’s appointment.
Baby is now the size of: A pineapple. She is weighing in at over 3 1/2 lbs and is close to 17 inches long.
Biggest craving this week: Chocolate, cranberry juice and apples.
How I’m Feeling: Extremely run down, tired and dizzy. Sunday morning while Brett and I were at Bible study I suddenly felt super dizzy (even though I was sitting down!) and sick to my stomach. Monday was even worse and I ended up staying home from work. Yesterday I went to my doctor’s appointment and it turns out my blood pressure is super low, which is probably what’s causing the dizziness. My job doesn’t help since I am on my feet and walking around all day. I was told to eat more salt and drink gatorade at work, so hopefully the dizziness goes away and my blood pressure rises back up to a normal level. Besides that I am feeling super excited as the weeks seem to be flying by and we are getting closer and closer to our due date!!!
How clothes fit: I think I need to stop trying to make non-maternity shirts fit over the bump. I keep wearing them (while thinking “Ha! Who actually needs maternity shirts?!) and I do a pretty good job pulling them down over my stomach, but I realized the other day (as I continuously stretched one of my favorite shirts over the belly) that I am going to ruin all of my clothes and be left with baggy, stretched out shirts post pregnancy. Which would be very counter productive since the whole reason I didn’t buy tons of maternity shirts in the first place was to save money. So from now on I think I’ll stick to the few shirts I know I’ve already totally stretched out.
Movement: Noodle’s newest accomplishment is punching or head butting me in the bladder, causing me to have uncomfortable spasms and brief intervals of time where I really am unsure if I’m going to pee my pants. Luckily, it hasn’t happened yet, but they’re just getting worse as she gets bigger….
Random: This past weekend hubs and I finished our baby registry!! It was so funny because I started the registry online and thought “This isn’t bad!” And then on Sunday we decided to actually go into BuyBuy Baby (AKA the everything under the sun baby warehouse) and as we walked around with our jaw hitting the ground we realized that there were still a million and five more things we needed to put on the registry. For such little creatures they sure do need a lot of crap. But I think we’re finally done!!
Looking forward to: The last 6-9 more weeks of my pregnancy! I’m trying to enjoy every last minute of this time. I am so excited to give birth, but part of me also knows I’m going to miss feeling her kicks and squirms inside of me and having her with me all the time!

2 thoughts on “31 weeks

  1. Alisa says:

    It’s funny I used to say the same thing about anticipating missing feeling Anderson’s kicking and hiccuping inside of me. But once he came out I was too busy to actually miss it! And trust me, you’ll still have her with you all the time 🙂

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