31 Weeks

me at 31 weeks
How far along? 31+ weeks
Baby’s size: around 16.25 inches long and about 3.3 pounds.
Total weight gain: 23 pounds…no change from last week
Clothes: My striped tee is from Motherhood maternity. White shorts are from Target.
Workouts – Last week (May 19 – May 25)
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 3 miles on the elliptical
  • 3 mile walk
  • does lots of shopping and cleaning for house guests count? I think yes!
Symptoms: The braxton hicks contractions pop up every evening now. Somewhere between 7pm-8pm I start feeling them and then about every time I try to do something until I relax or go to bed. The doctor say this is normal! As long it you don’t have more than 5-6 an hour or if they don’t go away when you relax. I’ve also had some emotions I can’t control and some anxiety. But I also remind myself that I have a ton going on right now. Not only is the baby due in less than 60 days but we just had our house renovated, we’re getting married and throwing the party ourselves and my older son is about to graduate high school we’re struggling with a lot of things with him right now. I feel extremely lucky that I also don’t have the pressures of an outside job (I work part time for my fiance’s company) and that I can put my feet up pretty much whenever I want to or I would be SO overwhelmed.
Movement: Still mostly feeling the baby move low on my left side and in the top of my belly or ribs. Other than surprising me sometimes, it’s not painful and always amazing.
31 week Dr visit: Baby is still measuring on time and had a heart rate in the 150’s. I got to schedule all of my upcoming bi-weekly and weekly doctor appointments all the way to July 24th!
What I’m eating: Craving red meat and veggies…I think I had it like 4-5 times last week. Yogurt bowls or a smoothie in the morning. I remembered that fresh summer nectarines are my favorite fruit! I actually poked my lip out when I ate the last one. I’m going to buy more today but I also have a whole cut up watermelon and a cantaloupe in the fridge that must be eaten. Darn!
Drinking: Cherry lime La Croix sparkling water is the best(I’m holding above one while trying to take my picture)!! Zevia Ginger Ale. Kevita probiotic drinks. Ice water. Nepresso decaf coffee in the morning.
Looking forward to: Our wedding on Saturday. Having house guests starting Thursday until next Tuesday. A few more preparations today and I can sit back and enjoy the next few days!
Shotgun weddings: Technically a shotgun wedding means to be married due to an unplanned pregnancy. We did plan ours but Travis has joked about holding a shotgun in our wedding pics and I think a lot of people associate it with getting married while pregnant (ignoring the “unplanned” part). We have been together for 8 years and have been engaged for almost 2 years and now getting married about 8 weeks before our baby is due. I thought we were waiting a long time to get married until a few days ago when my new hairdresser told me about a her last OB visit. She is 28 weeks along and her appointments are at an office in the hospital (a different hospital than the one I will deliver). While she was there she heard a “code purple” called and inquired about what it meant. Apparently there was a woman in labor on the same floor and the couple had decided to be married before the baby came and the nurses were calling for a chaplain! It’s not what I would want to think about while in labor but it’s a cool story for them.
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