Baby M – 31 Weeks

  

Bump Analysis? Ignore the awesome farmers tan I got this weekend… 9 weeks left!! Give or take… AKA she could be here sooner!!

Month/Trimester? 7 months [28 weeks – 31 weeks] / 3rd Trimester!

Fruit of the week? This week, Aubrey is the size of a pineapple!  I don’t know about you but I think a pineapple is pretty dang big to push out… She is approximately 15.2 – 16.7 in long, and weighs between 2.5 – 3.8 lbs!

Development? She is going through lots of brain and nerve development.  Her eyes are continuing to develop and her irises now react to light.  All five of her senses are now functioning.

Movement? We like to play this game when she’s awake.  I poke on an area of my belly, and she kicks me back in that same spot!  It just cracks me up since it doesn’t matter what side I poke, she responds in the same area.  It really makes me feel like I’m already playing with her!

Name? Aubrey Joy 🙂

Testing? My doctor hasn’t called me in regards to my glucose test… I’m guessing no news and good news!  My mom can stop worrying about my water consumption now, I’m really just thirsty 🙂

Weight Gain?   2 lbs this week… Totaling 24 lbs.

Symptoms? 

  • Back Pain – Ohh it’s back with a vengeance! If I’m sitting or laying down it’s okay, but as soon as I put weight onto my right foot, I get a shooting pain up my back that’s taken my breath away a few times… My only guess is this sweet little girl of mine has settled in on a nerve somewhere… She needs to move… STAT!
  • Dry Nose – this has been an issue from the very beginning of my pregnancy, but now I feel like it’s just getting worse.  My nose is so dry, and it keeps randomly bleeding.  Please tell me I’m not the only pregnant girl this is happening to!
  • Excessive pee breaks
  • Tailbone Pain
  • Heartburn

Cravings?  So my friend sent me this link last week, and from then on it was all I could think about.  The Cookie Dough Cafe – Edible cookie dough.  No eggs.  AKA safe for this big huge pregnant girl to eat!  I immediately looked up a store in my area that carried it and went to purchase it!

Aversions? Buffalo Chicken Dip

Sleep? I’m starting to get RLS pretty badly when I’m trying to fall asleep.  My calves just feel achy and tingly, and I keep asking Paul to massage my legs.  I don’t know that I can complain though.  Maybe I’m not far along to feel this, but most pregnant women complain about sleep, or the lack thereof, and I’m still sleeping pretty well once I fall asleep!

Maternity Clothes?  Well, I’m making the switch.  The switch to maternity/nursing bras and tanks.  It’s really just unrealistic for me to continue wearing mine.  Motherhood had a Buy 3 get 1 Free sale… So now I just need them to come in the mail, and I’ll decide how much more comfortable my life just got.

Exercise? So this whole shooting back pain thing makes me not want to move… like ever.  So this is a struggle right now.   A walk sounds horrible, and I think our lamaze classes terrified my husband who no longer wants me to go to the gym.  He’s pretty positive it will send me into pre-term labor.

Wedding Rings? ON!

Stretch Marks? No change here… Still using Burts Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter and BioOil.

Labor Signs? Braxton hicks are more apparent when I am active and walking.

What I miss? I want to go shopping… For cute clothes, not “Hey you’re huge clothes”….

Looking forward to? My brother and his sweet girlfriend got me a prenatal massage for Christmas.  I’ve been holding onto it until later in my pregnancy when I got more uncomfortable.  While I have to say I don’t feel super uncomfortable all day, by the end of the day I’m pretty achy, so a massage sounds just perfect for me this week 🙂 Thanks Trav & Victoria!

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