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Pregnancy Journal – 31 Weeks Pregnant

I’m determined to be more positive this week. I know I’ve been complaining a lot and that’s probably just making things worse. SO….it’s a new week and I am going to look at things in a more positive light!

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About Baby This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) 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.

How am I feeling? Well, we know that I cannot take time off of work (at the request of the doctor) so I am stuck there until I have baby. My back is still in A LOT of pain. I am trying to just learn to deal with it and accept it. All I can do is pray that the pain will ease and that I will continue to have a patient husband who understands why nothing is getting done at home. I am also praying that the pain doesn’t cause permanent damage because my spine is already crooked because of me trying to not put weight on my left side. Outside of my back, my hips are also hurting quite a bit (it’s related to the back issue) but on the bright side I went to the doctor yesterday and baby sounds great! I am so thankful that the pain I am experiencing is ME and not something wrong with her. The tired days of the third trimester have also arrived. I can sleep for 10 hours at night and then get up and be ready for a nap 2 hours later. lol Oh, and the nauseous feeling is back once in a while. Ugh.

Food Cravings/Aversions: Cold Stone ice cream…yes, just after we received snow this past weekend I want ice cream! I’ve also been wanting chocolate milk…and as of last night I have a craving for Italian food.

Sleep: I am still waking up multiple times each night but when I do sleep, it’s good sleep.

Baby’s Movement: Baby is still moving a lot and I am trying to really enjoy every minute of it! 🙂

Weight: Well, that weight I lost last week when I was sick? It all came back! I am up a total of five pounds for this pregnancy now. I am happy with that at 31 weeks.

Next Appointment: I am going every two weeks now so it will be at the beginning of the new year!

What happened this week? We got our first snow of the year this past weekend so we’ve pretty much stayed in and done nothing exciting. I don’t know that we would have done anything exciting anyway considering how I’ve been feeling and my lack of movement. I’ve done almost all of my Christmas shopping online to avoid going to the store because that just hurts too much. I can barely even go grocery shopping, which scares me when I think that hubby may have to do the grocery shopping until baby is born. Yikes. lol I also used the last few days of my vacation time and I’ve had an extended weekend that had really helped! I’ve experienced a few moments of lighter pain, I think because I have been able to rest more and I’ve not been taking those long walks to the bathroom (at work) and I’ve not been sitting in one position for 8+ hours a day. Time off of work is glorious! 😉

Something that upset me: I am still upset that I am being forced to work through my pain, but again…I am going to try and get away from that negativity and be positive. SO…nothing really upset me this week! 😉

Something I am looking forward to: I’m still hopeful for days with energy! I hope they come soon! haha! I am also looking forward to Christmas although we aren’t 100% ready yet!

Boy or Girl? Those strong feelings I had early on about gender proved to be right!!! We’re having a girl!!!!!!!!

Things I am doing to prepare: I’ve THOUGHT about getting the newborn and 0-3 month clothing out and starting to wash it. Does that count? I also got a few more newborn cloth diapers, excited about that!! <3

Countdown: I’m at 31 weeks pregnant, so 9 weeks to go if we go to 40 weeks! We are down to the single digits!!!  Woohoo!!!!!

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