January 29, 2013

How far along are you? 31 weeks

Sleep? Still off and on.

Best moment? I had a lunch date with a new friend. And I got to get out of the house! I was getting a little stir crazy!

Movement? My little wiggle worm!

Any food cravings/aversions? I'm still craving anything sweet and my food aversions change every day.

Gender? BOY!!

Belly button? It's still an innie!!

What I miss? Wearing clothes that actually fit.

Looking forward to anything? It forever away, but I'm ready to have this stupid heart monitor off!

Symptoms this week: Nausea, Braxton Hicks, constipation, peeing all the time, almost no sleep, hungry all of the time, leaky boobs

Wedding rings? No

Maternity clothes? belly band. Mostly pajamas now because I'm not going to school this semester. Sweat pants when I go out.

What TheBump says: Welcome to week 31. Can you believe all five of baby's senses are fully developed? He also keeps getting smarter. That's probably good to know, since you might actually feel a little dumb. You're not! It's just that many  moms-to-be find themselves acting absentmindedly during the third trimester. Some say that "pregnancy brain" isn't a proven physical aliment, but can you think of another time in your life when you've had more on your mind than now? We're guessing no. That right there is enough of a reason to be so forgetful. From 31 weeks on, you're bound to feel a lot of the same symptoms -- some may get worse, some may become bearable. And you might start to have more trouble getting around as you get heavier and feel more short of breath. Remember not to push yourself too much. It's good for you and baby to get some exercise, but definitely take breaks to rest as much as you need. Your baby's the size of a pineapple! He's about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds this month. He's getting so big, he's probably crowding your lungs. He's going through major brain and nerve development. Eye development, too. His irises now react to light! All five of his senses are in working order.


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