Monday, April 14, 2014

31 weeks

^^^ Sometimes I look really small, and other days I look like I'm exploding. Today was one of those exploding days.


How far along?  31 weeks!

Maternity clothes: Still yes and no. I'm squeezing into anything pre-pregnancy that has lots of stretch to it, I mostly wear maternity clothes though. 

Stretch marks: Yep. They have officially arrived and I'm very, very sad. I feel like all my friends didn't get them until their last week or two (or didn't get any) and I'm already getting some with weeks still left! So, so depressing.

Sleep: Not too great anymore. I wake up a lot to pee, and switch positions. The newest thing is my hips start aching and I wake up from that and have to spread them super far apart. 

Best moment this week: My coworkers surprised me with a baby shower, so so sweet! There was cheesecake and raspberry lemonade which happen to be 2 of my favorites.

Miss anything? Being little, sleeping throughout the night, fitting into all my favorite clothes, and being able to eat without my heart starting on fire.

Movement: Every day. I can tell she's getting a little crowded in there because her movements definitely aren't as frequent. She used to be dancing around practically all day but now she mostly just sleeps a lot. 

Food cravings: Not really. Food is starting to sound kind of gross again, and I'm hardly ever hungry, I have to remind myself to eat. (Probably because my stomach is super squished and there's no room for it to expand.) Maybe now my weight gain will slow down which I'm all for!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.

Gender: Girly Girl. 

Labor signs: Nope, thank goodness (stay in there baby girl!). I get braxton hicks every couple days or so and those aren't too fun. The WORST was getting one the other day while Josh and I were running to catch the bus. Imagine running up a steep hill, 7 months pregnant, and getting a contraction. Woof. That was awful. 

Symptoms: Well my ankles, face, hands, fingers, feet, and calfs are all swollen now. For the first time in my life I have cankles, pregnancy is super sexy.  I've started leaking colostrum, that was an odd sensation. I think I'm developing arthritis in my fingers too because they are constantly aching. I keep getting shooting pains in my lower back/butt area. I feel tired a lot. Heartburn, ouch. And last but not least, stretch marks.

Belly button in or out? In, don't think it'll ever pop out, that sucker is still really deep in there.

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or moody most of the time: Generally pretty happy, I haven't been too moody or emotional the whole pregnancy, thank goodness.

Looking forward to: Making new friends now that we've finally moved! And I'm really looking forward to being done unpacking, I'm finding very little motivation when I can't bend over and I'm tired all the time. Luckily Josh just finished up his online classes (yay for finishing undergrad!) so he'll have more free time and can finally start helping. :)