31 Weeks

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As of tomorrow, I can say that our baby is coming “next month” (as in November). YIKES! Oh the anticipation and excitement, and multiple things that need to happen from now ’til then. Trying to enjoy the process, but also trying not to procrastinate in order to not deal with things/make decisions.

Resting in the fact that no matter what, I know that I know that I know that God is good and he is who he says he is. With that, I can do anything with Him as my strength and “hiding place.”

How far along? 31 weeks, 6 days

Baby is the size of: A head of romaine lettuce or a coconut. Let’s go with coconut, as that’s much cuter than lettuce.

Total weight gain:  About 15 pounds. I’ll find out at my appointment this week. 

Maternity clothes? Yes. I really want a pumpkin maternity shirt for halloween.

Sleep: Sleeping through the night is a thing of the past at this point. But I’m still getting a lot of sleep and haven’t had any more charley horses in the middle of the night, so no complaints from this girl. I’m also getting really great at power naps. Today I took a 15 minute power napped and crashed HARD… it was fantastic. 

Best moment this week:  Spending time with some friends from high school. Saturday with Josh enjoying the last moments of “just us.”

Movement: Coconut baby is starting to get the hiccups more. It’s really sweet. 

Food cravings:  I can’t think of anything I’ve craved this week… outside of chocolate, which is a normal everyday occurrence in my life. Yesterday I REALLY wanted it and we ran into the store on our way to birth class to get something, but we couldn’t find the normal candy (only the halloween candy) and then we were going to be late, so we left without chocolate and we were late. Alas, life goes on. 

Exercise?  I did one of the more challenging yoga workouts this week, which made me feel good that I can still do it, and I wasn’t overdoing it. This week I feel like I keep running out of time to exercise. Where do the hours in the day go?

Miss Anything?  Licking the bowl when I bake something. So hard to restrain myself. 

Symptoms: H-O-R-M-O-N-E-S. This is new for me. Oh my gosh randomly during the day I want to start crying for no reason. I’m an emotional person, but this is crazy like I’ve never experienced before. I’ve also been feeling Braxton Hicks contractions this week… which I actually think feels kind of cool.

Mood? Would you like to join me on my roller coaster inside a glass case of emotion? Sort of kidding. I am so so SO excited for baby’s arrival, but there is so much to do! And when you add this new hormone emotional thing… it’s intense! Haha, poor Josh. 

Looking forward to: Baby showers! Picking out a middle name for baby coconut. My appointment this week when they can feel baby’s position. (Praying that little guy’s big head is DOWN!) Also FAN Day this Sunday at BridgePoint!

Thanks for reading friends. I hope that you are finding joy in the little things in your life this week.

Until next week,

Amanda

 

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