Wednesday, July 20, 2011

baby brooks: 31 weeks

I can't believe I haven't posted about this pregnancy in 10 weeks! I really thought I would do better at this. 31 weeks. Wow. Now that we're in the "30s" it seems so much closer. 4.5 weeks from now is when Brody was born. I can't even comprehend having a third baby in a month. Let's pray that doesn't happen..we want this little guy to stay tucked inside longer than that. I don't have an official belly shot for this week (as usual) but you can tell from this family pic kinda what I'm looking like these days...and I'm not a fan haha.

Pregnancy Highlights for the Week:

How Far Along: 30 Weeks

Maternity Clothes: All out maternity for sure. And sooo ready to be back in normal clothes. I wear a lot of skirts because they are the most comfortable. 

Fruit/Veggie: 4 Navel Oranges

Baby changes: 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.
Best Moment this week: Carson turned 2! 

Gender: Baby Boy..and he has a first name...Brooks! Still not certain on a middle name. 

Movement: Very active, at night especially. Lots of rolling and prodding. 

Food Cravings: not really anymore

Sleep: Its getting harder to sleep. I'm very uncomfortable..and I know its only going to get worse as he goes through growth spurts in the coming weeks. arrgghh!!

What I am looking forward to: deciding on a middle name, getting his room put together, and of course meeting the little guy in 2 months or less!

Symptoms: The nausea is under control as long as I take my zofran so my main problems these days are the contractions. Not on official bedrest, but on "light activity." I'm still having lots of contractions so we're praying the little guy stays put! 


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