Thursday, January 14, 2010

Almost forgot!

So, I'm actually 31 weeks, 6 days, but that still counts, right??

Do you remember Weeble Wobbles?
Here's a visual:
THAT is what I feel like.

It's been 6 weeks from the last one, so here we go...

How far along? 31 weeks. 57 days until her due date.

Total weight gain/loss: As of last appointment, 26 pounds. I was told that's "normal...right where you need to be", so I'm okay with it...I think. Ponder this: a typical 2-year-old weighs 26 pounds.

How big is baby? Supposedly, she's around 3.3 pounds and about 16 inches long.

Maternity clothes? Yep. I'm wondering if they're going to hold out another 8 weeks though. Some of my shirts are working hard.

Stretch marks? Not yet, which amazes me everyday. How in the WORLD can my body grow that much in such a short amount of time without stretch marks? They're pending...I just know it.

Sleep: Stinks. But, the baby isn't to blame. I've been sick. Coughing.

Best moment this week: I had a massage! Lying on my stomach=best thing ever!

Movement: All the time! I told Ben I believe she's testing the structural integrity of my uterus. I am incredibly jealous of girls with long torsos. It seriously feels like she's running out of room in there.

Food cravings: Still none.

Gender: Still a girl.

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks, but nothing even close to real labor signs.

Belly Button in or out? In...but barely.

What I am looking forward to: My sister-in-law, Jen, is throwing me a baby shower this weekend! 
I am SO excited!!

Weekly Wisdom: The massage therapist said that taking magnesium will help with the muscle cramps. I hope she's right.

Milestones: We have completed our Bradley birthing class. Ben is now a card-carrying labor coach. :)


Blomgren2 said...

You still look beautiful and you carry that baby girl well! I hope you have a blast at your shower this weekend... so many blessings come from those. Also, i heard magnesium helps women sleep better!

RachelRLake said...

Mel! You're beautiful! I'm blessed to know you (and baby alice!)