It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 31 weeks:
2 weeks makes a big difference in the third trimester! 😀
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 31 weeks (8 months!)
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Coconut (18″ Head to Toe and 3.2 pounds)
❊ Movement – Now that Baby Girl is so much bigger I can really feel and see her moving. In the last week I’ve noticed her pushing against the walls of the uterus more, which distorts my belly in a funny way. I never knew that baby stretches could be so cute in utero!
❊ Symptoms – A bit of “tight belly” sensations, which according to my doctor are most likely very mild Braxton Hicks contractions. These are very infrequent and not even uncomfortable at this point, just noticeable. My uterus is starting to practice for the big show!
❊ Physical Changes – Quite a bit of belly growth since my last update 2 weeks ago. Fortunately my boobs are not also increasing in size at this moment. 😉
❊ Weight Gain – 3 pounds (25 total)
❊ Mood – I’ve been in a super duper good mood these past two weeks. I’m getting so excited!
❊ Sleep – Most nights I sleep about 8 – 9 hours. I’m pleasantly surprised that my sleep has remained so consistent and solid throughout my pregnancy up until this point.
❊ Food Cravings – I’ve been on more of a peanut butter kick lately. Also, I can’t resist my husband’s amazing grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum!
❊ Food Aversions – Fish and Chinese Food (but mostly just the smell).
❊ Missing – Being able to wear my regular bra all day. By the evening my chest starts to feel pretty constricted so I end up putting on a loosey goosey sleep bra. It’s not a big deal, really, but one of those little things you take for granted when you’re not pregnant. Breathing easy is worth the small effort, though.
❊ Looking Forward To – My baby shower this weekend! My sister-in-law has been hard at work finalizing the details and it’s all very hush hush. I can’t wait!
❊ This Week’s Happenings – I traveled with a friend last week to spend a few days at a spa. We had a great time! That was my last trip until next summer, most likely, when we have family travel plans. Don and I attended a Preparing for Childbirth workshop at our hospital over the weekend, which we both thoroughly enjoyed and found extremely informative and helpful. We covered everything from the stages of labor and lamaze techniques to medical interventions. The workshop ended on Sunday with a tour of the Labor & Delivery and Mother & Baby wards. We both feel much better prepared for what to expect from our hospital experience.
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *