How Far Along:
Since I haven't even attempted an update since 26 weeks and we're already at 31 weeks, you can tell time is flying by! I "turned" 31 weeks on December 31st, which is kinda fun. We're officially in single digits!
Size of Baby:
31 weeks supposedly makes for about a 3 pound baby (about the size of 4 oranges)!
Total Weight Gain:
Still holding at 19 pounds, which is not too bad after Christmas and with only 9 weeks to go. I'm getting full much more quickly, so I think I won't gain too much more from here.
Oh, for sure! But I'm actually having good luck finding non-maternity tops that I like and think I will continue wearing after the baby gets here. Pants... not so much luck there. And I think the maternity jeans I've been living in (used them with Kenna too) definitely will not survive another pregnancy.
Wee little lad!
What I Miss:
Belly sleeping! And my energy not running out so quickly. It's getting hard to do simple stuff like lifting Kenna in and out of the carseat and bathtub, it will be nice when that gets back to normal.
I feel the baby kicking (big time!) first thing in the morning when I wake up and last thing before I go to sleep- he is SO active! So far it hasn't affected my sleep too much, and I know I'll miss that when he's on the outside. I'm just trying to make sure I get as much sleep as I can (and enjoy it!) before he gets here!
Symptoms: He's given me some painful kicks, and it's like I have restless leg syndrome at night. Also, definitely noticeable indigestion and Braxton Hicks contractions at night- little brother does not like for Mommy to be super active! The forgetfulness is back too- I've left the house without the diaper bag several times recently, and constantly forget what I was about to do or what I came upstairs to get, etc.
Best Moment this Week:
Celebrating our last Christmas and New Year's as just three!
What I'm Looking Forward to:
Finishing setting up the nursery (which includes switching Kenna to a big bed!) and my shower in January from my awesome Sunday school ladies! Can't wait!
I added a new category in case I forget to write them down in the baby book (which I'm sure I will):
Cranberry Seven Up (I've been craving and drinking this stuff like my life depends on it) and white rice with soy sauce (I've had that for dinner 3 times in the past week- I even had to google how to cook it because I ran out of the boil-in-a-bag rice, isn't that shameful?!)
I'm starting to believe it when people say boy and girl pregnancies "carry" differently. Even though Kenna was painfully in my ribs all the time, she sat very low- I feel like this little guy is practically under my chin but he hasn't bothered my ribs yet at all! I'm wondering if that means he hasn't turned yet. I am feeling really pregnant and can't believe we still have/only have 2 more months to go!