Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pregnancy Survey- 31 Weeks

How Far Along: 31 weeks

Size of baby: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He'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.

Total Weight Gain: 17 lbs

Sleep: I still get up a few times a night, but if I do get up around 5am I am up for a while. My mind starts waking up and I start thinking of the million things I have to do.

Symptoms: Still a little lower back/hip pain sometimes. I did have a horrible leg cramp after stretching my legs in bed this morning. Man, I won't do that again, it went all the way from my calf to my butt! Baby is transverse the midwife thinks. I went to the DR yesterday (starting my every 2 weeks now) and she thought he was sideways. She also said I was measuring at 29cm from pelvic bone to top of uterus and if he was in birthing position he would be right around 31 or 32. I asked about when he would turn and since I was interested and talking about it she put down another ultra sound in 4 weeks at my 35 week appt. to check the position! I am so thankful to have so many ultra sounds to check out baby. It makes your mind at ease knowing he's doing good in there when you see him.

Cravings: Nothing crazy. I am still loving my morning cereal with cold milk in it.
Gender- Max David

Movement: He's moving away all the time and I do still feel him on the right upper side and lower region. I have to elongate and sit up when he moves into my rib area to give him some extra room.

Maternity Clothes: Yup, and just wearing some things a size up from my normal is working pretty good still.

Best Moments this week: Hearing his heartbeat at the DR's. It was around 145. We also both had our work Xmas parties so it's nice to work for companies that have little gatherings to celebrate the holiday season.

What I'm looking forward to:  We are busy bee's for this coming weekend and straight into January. I have a lot to look forward to. We have our hospital tour and baby essentials class at northside hospital on Saturday. We are also finishing our xmas crafts on our new sewing machine! We are having our house deep cleaned by professionals this coming Tuesday (Merry Christmas to David and me) And this time next week, my family will soon be arriving for Christmas!

Milestones: My crib bedding has shipped!! It will be arriving before the holidays so that is very exciting news. 
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Lacey said...

You are looking so cute with that baby bump! I'm sorry about your leg cramps lately! I can't wait to see the bedding when it comes in, it's going to look awesome!

leah said...

I can't wait to see the bedding either, so exciting that you'll get it before Christmas! Love that bump!

Judy said...

Have you considered going to a chiropractor? I think they could help you...

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