Monday, November 14, 2016

PREGNANCY | 31 Week Update

Week: 31! I can't believe it! These last few weeks have flown by and judging by what all we have coming up, the next nine weeks will too.

Weight Gain: I'm up 27 pounds as of my appointment this past Tuesday. 

What's Happening: The baby is growing, growing, growing! We had a 4D ultrasound on Tuesday. He kept his hands in front of his face most of the time, but he has a cute nose! He also smiled and stuck out his tongue. It was cute!

Feeling: Overall, I'm feeling good. I still battle nausea almost daily and have gotten sick sporadically, but otherwise, I'm feeling good. I feel like my stomach has doubled in size over the past few days too! My back has started to hurt some at night, but I know it's from all the extra weight I'm carrying. I'm also getting tired easier. I don't feel as exhausted as I did the first 15 weeks or so, but I am increasingly tired.

Sleep: I'm sleeping ok. Some nights are better than others. I'm thankful for my Leecho. I have a hard time getting comfortable and find that I want to lie on my back, something I don't do in regular life and something I know not to do in pregnancy. 

Wearing: Maternity pants, mostly regular dresses and some tops, and maternity tanks. 

Exercise: I'm trying to stay as active as I can. That said, I haven't exercised the way I thought I would. When your body is consistently nauseous, it's hard to exercise. I'm counting down the days until the baby is born and until I can exercise normally again!

Eating: Whatever works, which these days, seems to be anything starchy, most vegetables, soup (especially vegetable beef) and pork. I don't want anything to do with chicken or peanut butter.

Missing: Running, Chickfila, and my normal body. 

Thoughts: Pregnancy is a blessing. This miracle growing inside me astounds me every day. I'm so thankful for this little boy and can't wait to meet him! God has blessed us! 


Erin LFF said...

You look great, Anna! Sorry to hear you still deal with the nausea :( That is rough but the end is in sight :) I bet seeing his cute little face on the 4D ultrasound was amazing... nothing like it!

Ashley Robyn said...

You look amazing mam. I hate that you have still been feeling nauseous but yay for being in the single digits for weeks until baby arrives. It's so exciting.