Sunday, January 15, 2012

31 weeks down and 9 more to go!

I can't believe that my due date is in 9 weeks! Squeeeee!!! I'm so ready, excited, scared, nervous, unprepared and any other emotion you can imagine. 

How far along: 31 weeks 
Next appointment: Jan 24. I'm doing the every other week appointment already. 
Any new aches/pains:  I think I'm at the point of uncomfortable no matter how I'm sitting or laying, how on earth will I last another 9 weeks?? :) Baby likes to hang out on the right side, just like Miss Allyson did. So I constantly have a hand or foot in my back (it looks like baby is trying to escape from my side.) 
Maternity clothes: Yep. 
Sleep: Well the crappy sleep has returned. It doesn't help that my sweet little Allyson has decided she doesn't need naps. Umm yea you do and so does mommy sweetheart. So I'm not a happy camper. 
Best moment this week: Conrad received his diploma in the mail yesterday! So awesome after years of schooling he's finished!! Go babe!! 
Movement: ALL.THE.TIME
Food cravings: Yesterday and today it was Baja Fish tacos from El Pollo Loco ... OH they are crazy good!! 
Belly button: It's popped out. You can see it sometime through my shirts :( 
What I miss:  I sleep horrible. If it's not my need to pee just when I get comfy, I'm too hot/cold, little baby thinks it time to practice his/her newest gymnastic moves... I guess I'm already preparing myself for the nights with a newborn. 
What I’m looking forward to this week: Mom's Night out Friday night! 

January 15, 2012 31 weeks 

How big is baby:
 Four navel oranges
Average size: 16 inches, 3.3 pounds.

Your baby is quickly approaching his birth length — though he's got to pack on another three to five pounds before D-day. Also developing at an impressive clip: your baby's brain connections (he's got to make trillions of them!). He's now processing information, tracking light, and perceiving signals from all five senses. He's also putting in longer stretches of sleep, which is why you're probably noticing more defined patterns of wakefulness (and movement) and rest (when he’s pretty still). 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. 

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