How far along: 31 Weeks – this creature better not be late.
Baby is the size of: Romaine Lettuce
Gender: Guess what? We still don’t know.
Weight gain: Had my doctor appointment this week and I only gained 2 pounds since my last appointment – yep, only 2 little pounds over the holidays – not complaining! Officially up 20lbs.
Maternity clothes: Same stuff – just getting a little tighter. My coats aren’t made for a belly.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Belly button in or out: Still in. It definitely does not want to pop.
Sleep: Been great the last week or so, I’m getting back to the first trimester when I was tired all the time.
Best moment this week: Knowing that the end is near.
Worst moment this week: Besides being uncomfortable and all that jazz, I’ve been feeling really rundown – even felt so, so sick at work that I had to go home. Not good. Also had to get my Tdap vaccine- thumbs down.
Miss anything: Oh, you know, not being able to put on socks and take off my own pants.
Movement: Lots of movement.
Cravings: Not really. Things are pretty normal now.
Queasy or sick: Had that first trimester hormone nausea this week but hasn’t been bad since.
Labor Signs: Some Braxton Hicks every so often but that’s it.
Symptoms: Still congested a lot. My ribs are the only sore thing lately which is making me have to sit up straight constantly. And Baby’s head really likes to be wedged up into the right side of my ribs – better than feet kicking at them I guess.
Wedding rings on or off: On. No swelling anywhere yet.
Looking forward to: My RI shower and getting the nursery into shape. Crib is assembled, changing table is ready to go – probably need to purchase a few more baskets for storage. We need to put the spare bed into storage and then start washing baby clothes and blankets to prepare for his or her arrival. This hasn’t changed at all, but we definitely have a busy next 9 weeks and I just hope I can stay awake for it all. Right now I’m planning Kevin’s 30th Birthday which will hit at week 37…AHH!
We had a SUPER busy weekend starting Friday after work. We inhaled some deli (yup, deli) sandwiches and then took a 2 hour road trip to Mass for a concert. Not sure why I thought a concert at 30 weeks pregnant was a good idea but you only live once. The opening bands sucked something serious and were way too loud and I started kind of freaking out that the music was too loud for the baby so we hung out far away from the stage. The venue was FREEZING cold and the band went on at 10pm – I wasn’t miserable though. They were really good and it was totally worth it. We stayed at hour for them and then had a 45 minute drive to RI where to spent the night. Saturday morning we had breakfast and drove back to CT with a quick stop at the Outlets so I could look for a diaper bag, got home, unpacked, showered, got dressed and drove about 45 minutes away to our friends 30th Birthday Party, got home and crashed! Today, Kevin is brewing beer to be ready for his birthday and I did some grocery shopping and spent the afternoon vacuum sealing/space saving all of our pillows/blankets/comforters to make room in our closets. SO eventful but I am so exhausted.
Hoping for the week to move quickly so we’re one week closer to meeting this little baby!!