31 Weeks & Counting Down

by tinysneakers

9 weeks is a looong time.

If, say, you’re planning a vacation.

When you’ve been waiting for a baby for 31 weeks, 9 suddenly seems pretty short. Especially if you say Christmas is in 4 weeks and baby day is 5 weeks after that. And technically, in just 6 weeks, I’ll be full term.

I’m excited and can’t wait for the day to get here- to know what day it’s going to be, to know what our baby looks like and acts like, to know what the baby’s name will be- when we find out if it’s a boy or girl. I also wouldn’t mind if time slowed down and let me enjoy these last few weeks, with all the secret kicks and rolls and hiccups happening in my belly. I’m going to miss those.

31 weeks pregnant

What’s Up With Baby

baby at 31 weeks

Baby is 3.3+ pounds and 16-18 inches long, but still has another 3 to 5 pounds of growing to do. According to Babycenter, we’re on our way to another growth spurt; that usually means bad news for me- my week of almost-nausea-freeness might be coming to end. We’ll see.

How I’m Feeling

31 week baby bump

Pretty good, knock on wood. The nausea has been minimal this week and tends to only rear it’s ugly head if I don’t eat the second I wake up. I’m mostly still comfortable, except when I sit up straight for long periods of time- then I get not so fun pains in my lower abdomen that don’t like to go away. I’ve pretty much taken up working while slouching in my comfy reading chair. I’m sure that’s doing wonders for my posture. Winking smile Sleep happens sometimes; I usually give up in the wee hours of the morning and just get up.

I’m happy to see baby takes after it’s momma with giant feet:

foot in ultrasound

But baby, I’d realllly like for you to remove that foot from ribcage. Thanks.

pregnant thanksgiving

Just for fun:

16 weeks pregnant  22 weeks pregnant  31 weeks

Earlier stuffs:

30 weeks

29 weeks

28 weeks

27 weeks

26 weeks

25 weeks

24 weeks

23 weeks

22 weeks

21 weeks

20 weeks

19 weeks

18 weeks

17 weeks

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Healthy Heddleston November 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Cute cute cute! Where is that blue shirt from?

Also, just for my curiosity, have you been having Braxton Hicks contractions? And if so, when did they start for you!

Love ya!

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tinysneakers November 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Mmm I want to say Forever21… about a million years ago. And yes to the Braxton Hicks. They probably started a little after 20 weeks, but took me until maybe 24 weeks to figure out what they were. 😉 They eased up for a few weeks and then came back.

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Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) November 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

WOW- I can’t believe you are 31 weeks already! You might have the cutest baby bump I’ve ever seen 🙂

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Haley S November 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

You have the most beautiful baby bump! Can’t wait for more updates 🙂

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Keri November 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm

You look BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooo excited for yall 🙂

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Vicky S. November 30, 2011 at 10:52 am

I am 31 weeks also… and I feel like the time will fly by! My little guy has been moving so much lately, rolling, jabbing, kicking, and I am pretty sure fist pumping. I think he is preparing me for nights of no sleep since he moves a ton at night…. thanks little guy!

I have also had some nausea… TUMS have been a lifesaver!

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tinysneakers November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I feel you on the fist pumping- there’s definitely some of that going on. 😉

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sarah (the SHU box) November 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm

ahh gorgeous! also i think we are about the same bump size now. too bad for me i’m 22 weeks!!! i LOOOVE the movements too, so much.

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run December 1, 2011 at 9:44 am

SO cute! You look fabulous – those 9 weeks will fly! 🙂

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