{Pregnancy Update} 31 Weeks

How far along are you: 31 Weeks

How big is the baby: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) 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. (source)

Baby’s Gender: We both think it’s a boy.

Baby’s Name: We have a name for a boy or a girl

Weight Gained: 21 lbs

Clothes:  I am down to 4 dresses, 1 tunic, maternity capri leggings, 1 pair of maternity jeans, and a few tops.  I decided to order a new pair of Lucy workout capris since most of my workout bottoms don’t fit comfortably around the waist.

How are you feeling: I am feeling pretty good. I am tired out more easily but otherwise I am feeling happy and healthy.

What do you miss: Running- I am still dreaming about it. I also miss sleeping on my stomach and not having to pee every 2 hours or less.

Symptoms: I have had some really bad heartburn though (had it at yoga Tuesday night and was awful), frequent urination, Braxton Hicks contractions and dry, brittle nails

Cravings: Lots of veggies. Mashed Potatoes.

How are you sleeping:  I am actually sleeping fairly well considering I am up every 2-2.5 hours to pee.

Workouts: This week I have been on a number of walks and I went to prenatal yoga which honestly wasn’t my favorite class. Why? Well we had a sub because our teacher is also a doula and she was at a birth and I really didn’t love the teaching style of the sub.  I had mega heartburn and any time I did any forward bending it became even worse.

Things I’m looking forward to: Our baby shower and the arrival of our baby!

In other news:

We finally have a header for our family blog and it should hopefully be launching in the next 3-4 weeks!

We decided to hire a doula! I plan to blog about this more indepth on the family blog so stay tuned!

Yesterday we had our midwife appointment and I found out my glucose tolerance test came back great, that I’m not anemic and that the baby is breech <– midwife says that there is still time for them to turn but if they haven’t by 35 weeks we will have to look into various ways of trying to get them to turn. I can’t wait for them to turn and stop stomping on my bladder!

Neil and I are now off to enjoy another pre-baby date night! We are off to the theater to watch This American Life LIVE!


  1. mom

    The baby is getting big and I can see now in the picture from the side how big she/he is. We are getting
    so excited and can’t wait until the day gets here. Love Mom

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