Monday, December 19, 2011

31 Weeks!

I really meant to do this from the beginning of my pregnancy, but I failed miserably.  However, I will keep up with it for now.  My first post is from 31 weeks (as of 12/13).

I'm 31 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Size of baby:  Fundal Height measures 30 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 25 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I pretty much wear maternity clothes all the time.  I do have some tops that I can wear that were loose fitting and still fit.
Gender: It's a boy!!  Jacob Raleigh!
Movement: He moves around a good bit.  Instead of kicking as much, he is rolling and sticking his hiney up! 
Sleep: I mostly sleep through the night right now.  But I have to wake up in the night to go to the bathroom two or three times.
What I miss: Being able to pick up heavy things without thinking twice.  Jonathan keeps an eye on me to make sure I don't lift anything heavy.
Cravings: Orange Juice!  I finally got smart and bought two at a time.
Symptoms:  I've been having some rib pain for weeks now.  It started with the later part of the second trimester and still continues.  I'm starting to get tired a lot easier.  My BIL pointed out to me this weekend that he can tell the pregnancy is starting to wear on me.  I didn't take offense to this.  He didn't mean it being ugly and he is right!  I have enjoyed pregnancy, but I think there always comes a point when it wears on a woman.
Best Moment this week: Well last week (30 weeks) my family in KY got to see me pregnant for the first time.  We all treasured that time.  I got plenty of belly rubs that didn't bother me a bit!  My mom really loved feeling Jacob move.  At one point my niece wasn't feel well so I had her climb up in my lap and snuggle on the couch with me.  Before she fell asleep, she got to feel Jacob nudging at her.  While she wasn't laying on my belly, but beside it, he was being a little protective of his Momma.  hehe!

At 31 weeks what I have loved is when Jonathan talks to Jacob.  He is such a sweet husband and a sweet father.  I love hearing him make plans concerning Jacob.  It's so cute and gets me even more excited about meeting him!

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