How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Maternity Clothes: yes. Living in LA and being pregnant I bought only 1 pair of pants and a pair of jeans. Now that my feet are swollen beyond recognition I need to wear shoes and tube socks most days. I am wearing the crap out of my 1 pair of linen pants and suffering through huge feet on the days that I wear my capri pants and dresses. So take it from me if you are pregnant in the heat - it is still a good idea to get a few pairs of pants and don't rely only on dresses and crops they look ridiculous with compression socks :)!!
Gender: BOY BOY BOY - So ready to meet William
Movement: It's slowing down but when he does start going it is pretty intense! He has a foot/elbow/fists or something in my right rib and it is so very very painful!
Sleep: pretty good - I just can't seem to get enough of it.
What I miss: my mobility. I can't move like I'm used to, bending to put on shoes, rolling over in bed, playing with the dogs are all becoming a bit more difficult. This growing boy is getting in the way!
Cravings: I seem to be getting a bit of my appetite back but I am pretty picky and not a whole lot sounds good yet.
Symptoms: Edema - it sounds so much more interesting than saying I'm swollen. Feet, ankles, legs and fingers.
Best Moment This Week: Oh wow, this has been quite a week. The best moment has been the foot rub I received from my amazing husband last night. He really is the best thing that has ever happened to me!!!
Milestones: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
What I'm Looking Forward To: heading home to Hesston on the 12th! We haven't been home since my sisters wedding and I miss my family! Being pregnant and 10 hours from them is not easy so this flying trip home is the light at the end of the tunnel. I just wish we had more time with them.