Tuesday, July 8, 2014

31 Weeks and Counting

After the wonderful vacation to Dauphin Island, my ribs are hurting! I tried calling my doctor just to make me feel better and to make sure everything was normal. We played phone tag the whole week! I had my 31 week appointment yesterday and she said that it was normal for your ribs to rub against your cartilage. I had read about it happening a lot with your right side, but not your left side (which was and is my issue). I can't believe how close we are getting to seeing our little girl! No, we don't have a name yet, but working on it constantly, believe me! I don't know if I will be able to afford maternity pictures, but maybe I can make some newborn photos happen. Moving to a new place may be happening at some point, but right now, we are looking everywhere in central Arkansas!

27 Weeks

28 Weeks

29 Weeks

30 Weeks

I noticed and felt a big transition between 29 and 30 weeks. My stomach just became a large rounder. Can you tell? 31 weeks will be shot sometime this week. 

How Far Along: 31 weeks

Gender: Girl

Total Weight Gain: 23 pounds. Everything is a big deal, from walking down the sidewalk to getting out of my car. I'm out of breath!

Maternity clothes: I have not made any fancy new purchases because it is so hard to spend money on clothes that I won't wear! I only invested in one swimsuit and you can see it in the pictures from my Dauphin Island post.

Stretch Marks: I am not seeing any yet and am so happy! Better not get too happy and just wait and see!!

Sleep: Baby girl wakes me up every now and then. It is hard to sleep on my left side because my ribs are killer. I get up about 3-4 times a night.

Movement: There are times when she moves like crazy and times when I'm guessing she is sleeping. It does not hurt so bad now. I feel like I can enjoy her movements now. They are less, but big! I can tell where her little feet, butt, and head are.

Cravings: Target breadsticks as usual! I don't get those all the time because I can't just always have them for lunch and dinner! I am a major burger person, but try to eat these in moderation.

Symptoms: Ribs on the left side make it hard to breath. I have slight swelling in my feet and hands. My wedding ring is not fitting! It isn't so bad that they look like balloons or anything. They are just slightly bigger.

Belly Button In or Out: I can't believe my belly button is still half in, half out. In pictures, it looks out.

Exercise: Because of my swelling, I have not been walking. I am so out of breath, and I just want to focus on being safe until this baby is here!

Nutrition: I try to eat healthy! When I'm dying and I mean DYING for a burger, I always feel that it's justified. I can't lie to you all! I am abstaining from coffee and maybe have 15-20 mg of caffeine if any at all a day. Major difference from before baby.

Next doctor's appointment: July 23rd, I'll be 33 weeks!

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