31 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

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.

My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 63 days to go!

Weight Gain: +19 lbs from pre-preg weight.

Symptoms:  Can’t think of any for this week!

Cravings/Aversions:  Nothing.  Please feed me.

Sleep:  Still good, amazingly enough.  Some nights I am aware of every time I have to adjust and change position, but other nights I sleep like  rock, so it all balances out.

I am loving:  All the smiles I get in public…people are finally starting to ask me about when I’m due, what I’m having, etc.   Everyone seems to love a pregnant belly!

I miss:  Not much.

Movement:  The movement has  changed recently…much more fluid and smooth movements…I can very often feel the curve of a butt or a back pressing  out against the front of my stomach, and sometimes something harder and more defined, like a knee or a foot.  And then just as soon as I can feel it, he shifts and the landscape changes again.

Nursery progress:  No change this week.  The next steps are:  clear out the last remaining things of Scott’s out of the room, then paint touch ups to the walls, and then, once that is done, crib assembly, and dresser assembly (once we buy it, that is) and all the rest of the set up and organizing and arranging.

Exercise:  I went for a swim this week….the pool was totally empty for the whole hour I was there, and it was wonderful!  I swam laps, and it was nice because I felt like I got my heart-rate up, and got to really work out all my muscles with some cardio, but it wasn’t jarring at all, so it was the best of both worlds.  I’m definitely planning on doing that some more.  And since it seems like we will have an endless summer, I don’t have to worry about the weather changing and ruining my plans.   Scott and I have also walked several more times this week, as well.  Those walks usually last for and hour or so, and they wear us out!

Looking forward to:  My first ever baby shower tomorrow!  It’s so crazy to think about…I’ve been to my fair share of baby showers in my life, and it’s a bit hard to think that this one is for Scott and I , and OUR baby.

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