Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baby Brother...31 Weeks!

Size of the Baby: Baby Brother is about 16 inches long now, and weighs about 3.3 pounds (three navel oranges). He’s also apparently about to head into a growth spurt. I can’t wait to see how much he really weighs. James was 8 pounds, 2 ounces when he was born.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +8 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I’m in them! I’m out of most everything else, save sweaters that are open in the front.

Gender: Another boy!

Movement: Yes! Lots and lots and lots of it. He enjoys sitting right on top of my bladder all.the.time. He is still super low, although I can tell his legs have grown because I feel punches and/or kicks up almost in my ribs now. He wiggles all the time now! I can almost be guaranteed a show right when I lay down to go to bed.

Cravings: I’m back to feeling a little puny about food. Nothing sounds good to me anymore. My favorite thing right now is a Brown Sugar Cinnamon PopTart with peanut butter. Healthy, huh?

Symptoms: I’m waking up with leg cramps, I have to potty all the time, my back and lower tummy are sore and achy. I told Eddie last night that I have officially hit the uncomfortable stage. I am so glad that we only have one weekend of spending the night away from home between now and his due date. I am uncomfortable in my own bed so I know it wouldn’t be fun trying to sleep somewhere else. (I’ve hit the part of pregnancy where it’s hard to sit up but I still have to sit up to roll over in the middle of the night. It’s a process and probably looks similar to a turtle who has been flipped over on its back.)

Sleep: It’s taking me a lot longer to fall asleep now. And usually I wake up a few times in the middle of the night.

What I Miss: Deli meat. And blue cheese. And yes, I know it’s okay to eat pasteurized blue cheese, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. (I also know that to miss blue cheese is WEIRD but my favorite restaurant salads have it on there.)

Best Moment This Week: Our two dates this past weekend!

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