How far along? 31 Weeks Pregnant
Total weight gain: 33.9 lbs.
Stretch marks? I’ve started to develop a few little ones on my belly.
Symptoms: LOTS of Heartburn. Contractions are getting stronger, but no more frequent. Morning nausea and a little bit of dizziness. Swelling has been constant now…and no more rings or jewelry.
Sleep: I wake up/roll around a LOT and get up to use the bathroom a lot. The pregnancy pillow helps, but there’s only so much it can do lol. The usual: About 6-7 hours a night and I try to squeeze in a nap when I can.
Best moment this week: 1) Maternity Pictures!!!! On Monday we got to take our maternity pictures and got some great pictures! We had a lot of fun with them and are excited that we were able to get these done before potential bed rest. 2) Final “weekend trip” down in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida for a marriage retreat with Ryan’s unit. We got some MUCH needed time in the pool and it was so great to be able to get in the water to take the weight off and cool off. It’s always great to have a weekend to refresh with your spouse too!
Worst moment this week: Nothing…it was a pretty good week 🙂
Miss Anything? I still LOVE being pregnant and am so thankful that I get this amazing opportunity.
Movement: LOTS!!! Their movements are about the same, but definitely feel more exaggerated with their lack of room and increase in size.
Food cravings/aversions: GETTING HUNGRY A LOT!!!! Lobster, fried clams like CRAZY, fries, steamers from home in Maine. 😦 And sammiches again 🙂
Symptoms: Feeling great but getting really sore off and on. A little bit of back pain and quite a bit of stretching sensations and soreness. Starting to stay swollen.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The usual: Mornings as well as Cigarette smoke and cologne/perfumes.
Labor Signs: Contractions are coming off and on but nothing new or steady so hopefully they stay that way. My body can get ready all it wants as long as they stay put for now!
Wedding rings on or off? They’ve had to come off for good (during the pregnancy at least).
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy still I am getting more emotional and cry really easily (over sad and happy things. Hoping they stay safe and “baking” for a bit longer, but we’re getting more and more anxious/excited to hold them!
Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound. We start seeing MFM every Tuesday until the birth starting next week! That means we get to see our sweet babies every single week until they’re born! We have to get the car seats installed and get Daddy his new truck before the babies get here. Then we just need to put the finishing touches on everything! 🙂 🙂