Thursday, April 24, 2014

31 week update

How Far Along? 31 weeks

Size of Baby: Coconut! (over 16 inches & 3 1/3 pounds)

Gender: Girl!

Weight Gain: I was up 21 pounds at my last midwife appointment. I won't weigh myself until next appointment (Tuesday) since our scale at home is out of batteries and I'm too lazy to replace it. 

Maternity Clothes: Dresses are my best friend. Also skirts. My skin is more sensitive this pregnancy than it was with Riggs and wearing any form-fitting clothes on my belly or legs gets really uncomfortable and itchy after a few hours. Plus I stay cooler in skirts and dresses and I think they're really cute for spring and summer. 

Nursery: I ditched the idea of investing in a really nice bassinet (like this one that I LOVE) because I'd just rather spend the money on something else. I have a feeling baby girl will end up sleeping with us at least part of the night  like Riggs did until he was eight months old (just trying to be real here) so I don't want to invest in something that might not even get used. Instead I purchased this Rock 'n Play:
I love that it's so small and easily moves from room to room, yet still holds a baby up to 25 lbs (most bassinets top out at 15 pounds or rolling over). I still plan on napping her in her crib from day one as often as possible like we did with Riggs. I'm really happy with how we approached sleep with Riggs and how he always slept, so I'm not too worried about following the same footsteps with this baby. BUT I know that every baby can be really different so I'm just trying to keep an open mind as to what this baby will need/like. 

Movement: Still moving all the time but I can tell that she's starting to run out of space. Her movements are more restrained and there are less huge kicks and jabs and more rolling and stretching type movements. She's head down and her little behind tends to be on the left with her feet on the right (from my perspective). 

Symptoms: Still feeling great except for pesky rib pressure when I sit down. But really it's not too bad, and I'm thankful to be feeling as good as I do.

Sleep: Sleeping great considering. I will admit that I'm pretty sick of only being comfortable on my left side (I'm a belly sleeper).

Cravings: Sweets - cookies, fruit snacks, peanut-butter m&ms. 

What I Miss: When I'm feeling really especially pregnant, I miss being able to get comfortable more easily. I miss not having a huge belly and being thrown off balance because of it. Wearing my normal clothes. Not having to pee all the time (even after I just peed five minutes before). 

Best Moment This Week: Easter! It was so much fun having all of my family gathered at my house to laugh and play and talk together and to celebrate our Saviors resurrection. 

Also today I was laying on the couch on my side (more comfortable than sitting) and Riggs came up to me. He leaned over to my belly and said "(baby's name) come out!" then he leaned over and gave her a kiss and rubbed my belly. Moments like that are so sweet and I just cannot wait to see them together!

Looking Forward To: Seeing my mama this weekend and my bff getting back from vacation on Saturday!!


  1. I LOVE LOVE (LOVE) these photos of you! Gorgeous! You are all baby. Also, the rock-n-play is amazing...loved that thing...very good investment! :)

  2. What's the length max on the rock n' play? We were gifted something like that but returned it fearing G would outgrow it too fast knowing we'd have a lengthy child. You look totally smitten in your photos. :)

  3. Nice post - 31 weeks!! Excited to see you tonight

  4. Awww thank you! I don't feel 'all baby' most of the time (ha especially in my thighs, ugh), but for the most part I'm pretty happy/content with my weight gain this time around. I have heard only good things about the rocknplay so I'm glad to hear from yet another mom how great it is!

  5. Hmmm, I'm not sure but it looks a lot bigger than I originally thought it was. Maybe Andrea could tell you how long Ben was in it? I think it's supposed to work for them up to 9 months! If you see a picture of a newborn in it they look tiny and still have a least a foot of room above their head...hope that helps!!