Thursday, June 2, 2011

31 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Size of baby: Hannah is about the weight of a four naval oranges, a little over 3 lbs and about 16 inches long.  I'm starting to feel huge these days, I'm not going to lie.  Especially when you're as short as I am, the bigger the baby gets, the less room I have to move around freely.  I find myself "reclining" a little when sitting because she moves me in that direction, I guess she's running out of room!
Total Weight Gain: 17 lbs
Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes
Gender: GIRL!!! Hannah Lee Townsend
Movement: Lots of movement! She's making bigger and longer movements than before now. Not as much kicking and punching, it's more like rolling around and body parts trying to pop out of my belly.  My Dr said it's because she's running out of room.  She's got about nine more weeks to go until she can stretch out all she wants!
Sleep: I'm still falling asleep super eazy and early but I'm waking up before the alarm every morning now.
 Cravings: Sweets
What I Miss: Not much other than being able to move around like a normal person.  I AM SLOW!!  I don't mind being slow though, it's just the people who walk behind me that probably wish I was faster.
Symptoms: Heartburn, absent mindedness, SWELLING, etc.  Oh I spoke too soon last week saying the swelling was better.  WOW, my ankles/feet and fingers have never looked like this before!  My fingers actually aren't too bad, they just hurt at the joints from the swelling.  I never realized until now that swelling kind of hurts!  I guess your skin isn't used to be so tight or stretched or something.  When I get my nightly foot rubs (thank you Austin!) the tops of my feet are just so tender.  But it's all worth it.  :)
Best moment this week: Going to the Dr this morning and getting a report on Miss Hannah, she's doing perfectly in there!  Her heart rate was 142 and she was sitting up WAY high just like I've been feeling her.  She likes my rib cage apparently.  Awesome.  Dr said that other than my heart issue I was having a text book pregnancy and everything was going along exactly as it should be.  Woo hoo!!  Never thought I'd be told that in a million years!  :)

I have noticed one thing about pregnancy now that it's very obvious I'm having a baby.  People LOVE to give their personal thoughts on your pregnancy.  Some are people who you have never met before and are just passing at the grocery store, etc.  I can't tell you how many people have asked me my due date and when I respond say "Oh, you poor thing!  You are doing to be MISERABLE!"  Ummm.....thanks for such encouraging words STRANGER!!  A lady at the nail salon yesterday told me that I must not be near enough to my due date yet because I was still smiling.  Ok, I get it, nearing your due date is uncomfortable but seriously, do you really think it's a good idea to tell perfect strangers how miserable they are going to be very soon and there's nothing they can do about it?!  Really?!?!  I just smile and move on because what else can you do?  I feel sorry for the poor person who says something like this to me on a bad day and I respond with "Hey stranger lady, you have NO idea what I went through to get this uncomfortable and I happen to LIKE feeling like this and I'm still smiling because I have a healthy baby in there who loves to kick my bladder and remind me that's she's doing great in there!"  Ok, I really wouldn't say that but I'd want to.  ;)  What do you think the response would be to that??  Ha!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

So glad everything is going well for you!! I agree that some of the comments I've gotten are pretty shocking. I just try to tune them out and put a smile on my face. I don't want to hear their horror stories!