Monday, April 7, 2014

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 weeks

Weight gain? I haven't been on the scales this week. 

Baby is the size of - a pineapple

Stretch marks? None!  Yay!

Sleep? Sleep has been a little better this week but I still have sinus issues going on so it hasn't been all that great.

Miss anything? Nothing new to add to the list this week

Cravings? Fruit seems to be the only thing I want to sit down and eat nonstop.  I have had quite an addiction to Betty Crocker's Cotton Candy frosting this week as well.  If you haven't tried it, you are missing out!

Anything make you queasy or sick? Nope!

Symptoms?  Nothing besides the usual pregnancy pains I've experienced already.  Rolling over is getting increasing harder with each night!  At this point having a memory foam mattress seams to be more like a cruel prank than a luxury!

Belly button - In or out?  Flat with a couple wonky areas that are starting to poke out.

Wedding rings - on or off? They are still on!

Any movement? His movements don't seem as nonstop as they have been in prior weeks, although, he's making his presence increasingly more uncomfortable.  He's definitely growing and I can feel his size and yes, I'm VERY nervous about how big he's really going to be!  He's found his way to my ribs this week.  I'm not sure if it's his butt or his head but he likes to cram up against the right side of my ribs but it definitely has me wishing that I had a longer torso!  

Happy or moody? It's been a happy week!  The sun has been out and I've been able to get out more this week and that always helps improve anyone's mood, pregnant or not!

What emotions have you been experiencing this week?  Excitement!  I seriously cannot wait to meet the little mister and neither can John.  Of course I'm still absolutely terrified of delivery day but I'm trying not to think about it!

Looking forward to -  The fabric arrived this week for Jaxon's bedding and I'm so excited to get it started!  I'm hoping that it turns out well.  I'm a complete amateur when it comes to sewing but I'm going to give it my best shot!  I quickly found when searching for his bedding that it was all generic and all blue, neither of which was what I was looking for.  I know, I'm ridiculous when it comes to some things but hey, I know what I want and I won't be happy settling for less!  I also can't wait to dress him up in the massive amount of clothes that we've aquired since we've found out we were expecting!  I think John likes to shop for him stuff just as much as I do and if y'all know me, you know that's not always a good thing!  Hello explosion of awesomely cute clothing for my child!  We've also received a lot of hand-me-downs from family and we can't begin to express how thankful we are for those things including clothing, a crib, a rocker and even helpful advice!  Thank you everyone, it means so much to us!

Week 31 Fun Fact -  Jaxon is entering a growth spurt.  For the next eight weeks, he'll gain weight faster than he increases in length, he'll grow at the rate of about half a pound a week. Stretch marks, I beg you, please please please don't...just don't!

Looking up a week 31 fun fact definitely put just how close Jaxon's arrival is into perspective. At the end of the page it said that now would be a good time to start preparing for his arrival and to start packing things for the hospital. HOLY COW, time to momentarily flip out! Ekkkkkk! We don't even have carpet in his room yet and yet I'm supposed to start packing for the hospital?! (Yikes! note to self: get on it! Get on everything including carpet, bedding, washing some of his smaller clothes, hospital bag…so much to do!)  After the OB nurse asked me the other day if we had the car seat ready I'm sure I had the "deer in headlights" look on my face and had to tell her no but it was on our registry.  I do feel a lot more relaxed now after we decided to go ahead and purchase the car seat and stroller ourselves instead of waiting to see if would be purchased from the registry.  I didn't want us to be "those parents" who were completely unprepared for the arrival of their baby when they show up to the hospital for delivery.  I'm sure there's nothing to completely prepare first time parents but hopefully, we'll be on the right track by the time he arrives.

We had a little getaway over the weekend.  We went to Lake Keowee with the family.  With John's new job and so many things left to be done it seemed like we wouldn't get a mini getaway at all before Jaxon's arrival.  Luckily, John didn't have to work overtime this weekend and we were able to spend a night away and enjoy ourselves as well as soak up a little sunshine!  I debated before we left if I should take a bathing suit or not.  I ended up packing one but I didn't wear it.  The weather was warm but I was comfortable enough in my tank top and short cotton skirt on Saturday.  The water temp wasn't warm enough for swimming so no suit needed, but I do have a picture of me in my suit (at the very bottom of this post).  The scenery was gorgeous, spring has sprung in upstate and everything was in bloom and absolutely gorgeous!  We might've sneezed nonstop and came home with a yellow SUV stead of a black one, but it sure was pretty see all the spring blooms.


  1. You look adorable. Being pregnant is exhausting, but it's worth it in the end! Don't worry about delivery. I'm going to slap the next person who decides to tell me their delivery horror story while I'm pregnant. Have you enjoyed the overwhelming amount of TMI you've gotten from complete strangers?

    1. Thank you Carrie! I'm so scared of needles that I flip myself out without having to hear the horror stories but they insist on telling me anyways! I quickly learned that once you become pregnant, everyone thinks that you need to hear how their pregnancy went in full detail!