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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Survey today because I am exhausted and a little sore from carrying groceries in by myself. I would rather be on the couch than sitting at the computer- SORRY

How Far Along: 31 weeks

Gender: Still a boy

Size of baby: According to my ultrasound last week they think he is already measuring 4 lbs 10 oz (thats more than a lb higher than he should be at this point).

Total Weight Gained: 24 lbs. again right on target to gain about 32-35 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: whatever fits at this point. some of my sundresses from last summer are starting to be too small in the belly area but most fit.

Movement: he loves to stay awake late. i feel a lot of kicking between midnight and 1 am, they say that will be the active time once hes born too, so hes already a night owl

Sleep: Still not getting a great nights sleep but I have been able to catch a few naps during the day so it makes up for it. I get up 3-4 times a night to pee and between that and having to hoist my belly to roll over it's not the most restful sleep. Overall not too bad, no leg cramps or restless legs(knock on wood)

What I miss: Hm, wearing cute summer clothing, last summer was my first real thin summer and I was proud of my body and how hard I worked to get it. This summer it's not the same. I know I look good for a pregnant woman but I miss my bathing suits and shorts!

Cravings: Lemonade but only Minutemaid Light since it's really tart. Watermelon, french fries, crackers. Weird.

Aversions: Salads. I know I need them to get in some veggies but lettuce is totally unappealing right now.

Symptoms: Lots of movement and some contractions, other stuff but it's probably TMI for blogs haha.

Best Moment this Week: Having another ultrasound and seeing his sweet little profile. It is crazy how fast this pregnancy went but knowing he will be here in less than 60 days makes me smile.

We had a good week. Nice doctor's visit other than them telling me that he is measuring like 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Up until this point we have been behind and he was on the small side. We have another ultrasound in 3 weeks to double check the measurement since it's possible that it could be off. If he continues growing at the rate that he has(and is really almost 5 lbs) they think he will be a 10 lb baby! Yikes that scares me. It also makes the doctor want to push for a c section which I am not into. I would rather just be induced. Those are things we will discuss after the next ultrasound. I still haven't finished the nursery but I am working on it and swear to get pics asap!

Phone shots for the week:

and a clothed pic- this was before dinner with toms coworkers. i was already hot and sweaty and was still inside- summer is no joke when youre 8 months pregnant
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    So excited for you!!! You look beautiful!
    2502 days ago
  • LOVENS84
    My son always measured 3 weeks or so ahead and was born 4 days late and not too big ( 8 lbs 13 ozs 22 inches) so you never know! I definitely wouldn't give in to a c-section just because they are pulling the "big baby" card on you. NOT WORTH IT! Recovering from major abdominal surgery is no joke and it is hard. And it makes it harder to have a natural delivery for subsequent pregnancies. Tiny women birth 10+ pound babies all the time no problems! And an u/s "guesstimate" is more than likely off... so don't let it scare you- you were made to do this!
    2506 days ago
  • SINGER73
    You look emoticon

    I understand about the heat. I'm 34 weeks and it's like 99 outside. So I just drink up and stay in the AC.

    My boy was 4lbs at his 31 week scan and was measuring 14 days ahead. I have no clue what they guess his weight will be if I go the whole 40 weeks.

    2507 days ago
  • LEASIM1231
    You look great in that dress!!!
    2508 days ago
    i hear you on the watermelon!!! i go through a whole one every week! i eat it EVERY day THROUGHOUT the day....no joke lolol. i guess i could have worse cravings right?? =)
    2508 days ago
    Thanks ladies. I am definitely feeling the heat but I am so glad to have AC if we didn't I would melt!
    2509 days ago
  • UVAGRL928
    Adorable :) You have the perfect little baby belly! I agree with the others, you are a trooper with the summer heat.
    2509 days ago
    you are too cute!! goodness I can't imagine being pregnant in this heat, you are a trooper!! good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
    2509 days ago
    Haha, cute! I love that expression of you when you're hot! I am only 26 weeks and I already feel the heat (internally, I mean) and I know the summer Georgia heat is not going to help. I have the WHOLE summer to do too-I'm not due until mid Sept.
    I remember my dd having a big growth spurt all of a sudden at some point in the p/g, and them actually changing my EDD because she was like, four weeks off or something! She was born 2-3 weeks "early" and weighed 7 lbs 9 oz. You might have a early one there!
    2509 days ago
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