Tuesday, May 1, 2012

31 Weeks

My Sweet Little Pineapple

Reflections this Week:
How Far Along?:  around 31 weeks, wow!  I still am having camera issues, but here is a crappy pic taken in one of the currently being redesigned rooms of the house... I guess it's enough for now given that we spend every waking minute with getting the house ready!
Total Weight Gain: still around 17
Clothing: mix & match, whatever works, although I would LIVE in yoga pants if I could!
Catching Zzzzs: I miss my dear friend sleep... although I know we have parted ways for quite some time most likely.  I just can't get comfortable for very long, although the body pillow helps, I still toss and turn and wake up throughout the night
Best Moments of the Week: Having dinner with my twinner last week on the spur of the moment, it was amazing and I am so blessed to have her in my life, we need more sister time in a serious way!  Another goodie, my students go to see their tiny classmater Will moving last week, I was reading aloud and he started doing what felt like somersaults and their eyes were as big as saucers (either amazed or horrified, not quite sure which!) One of my kiddos said "He must like that book Mrs. C!" and another replied "Of course he likes books, Mrs. C's his mommy!" Cutest.thing.ever!  The good moments continue... we got the beautiful crib all set up, more painting done, a hardwood floor put in, and about a zillion other things around the house.  It's starting to feel like home, OUR home, and we are loving it!
Miss Anything?: Rolling over and being able to get out of bed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without needing assistance, or at least without waking up my hubby and the dog!!!
Movements: still lots, but not as many as last week (as if he read this, William just gave me a good kick, and is currently snug as a bug jammed right into my rib cage, his cozy little nest!)
Food Cravings: watermelon, although on this dreary rainy day I can't wait to make something savory like soup
Queasy/Sick:  nope
Gender: bouncing baby boy
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: some BH contractions, heartburn, although the doc told me to try some medicine and it seems to be helping
Belly Button: flatter
Wedding Rings: on
I'm feeling:  thrilled to meet this little boy of ours and to share this whole experience with my best friend!  We toured the birthing center this weekend and it made this whole journey seem that much more real, especially the tiny babies in the nursery.
Looking Forward to: baby shower in Massachusetts this weekend, Kev's amazing cousin took it upon herself to throw me a shower and has also designed the crib bedding, she's a saint and I can't wait for a fun day with family to celebrate.  

"Hey Mama, look what I can do!
 adapted from babycenter.com

Hello! I am measuring about 16 inches long and weighing as much as 3.3 pounds, which is about like carrying 4 navel oranges.  This week marks the start of a growth spurt.  What are my new tricks, you ask?  Well, I can turn my head from side to side and my arms, legs, and body are getting chubbier, which explains why my mama is feeling like a heifer!  I'm moving around a lot and keeping my mama up at night with my kicks and somersaults, which I think it hilarious... I don't know if mama agrees!

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