How far along? 31 weeks today; we’re now 8 months in. Almost there!
Total weight gain? Not sure. We’ll be back to the doctor this week but my weight gain and baby’s gain has been healthy so far!
Maternity clothes? Yes. It’s getting warmer (finally!) and spring is arriving. This week, I did buy a few warm weather items (workout shorts) but mostly just in a size up from what I’d normally wear. I’m trying to hold out on buying more maternity clothes for now; I want to buy things for baby instead!
Sleep? Contrary to the improving sleep patterns of my last post, my sleep has gotten worse again this past week. I’ve been getting really hot at night (even when the A/C is turned way up) and I wake up several times throughout the night to shift around and try and get comfortable. I also have some seasonal allergies kicking in which doesn’t help things!
Best moments this week? Two highlights from this past week:
- Our 2nd birthing class was pretty awesome – it was all about massage practices for during labor. So, basically, this meant that Pat got to massage me for our 2.5 hour class.
- I had my first baby shower! One of my dearest friends, Eleanor, threw the shower for me and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Every detail was so thoughtfully planned for me and baby. I felt so loved and special. Here are some pictures from the shower:
- We also had some of our close friends, Brenna and Amanda, drive up from South Carolina and this was super special too because we haven’t seen them since we found out we were pregnant. All around, it’s been a super special week!
Miss anything? Hmm…feeling comfortable! I’m definitely getting to the point where my belly is making it hard to get comfy when I’m sitting or laying down.
Movement? Yes. The movements are becoming more subtle now because he’s getting so big that he’s running out of space for the roundhouse kicks he loved so much a month ago.
Food cravings? Organic strawberries! I don’t normally like strawberries that much, but I’ve been going through a carton of them every 2 days this past week.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I’ve felt a little queasy a few days this week but both times, I think it’s been from not drinking enough water. I’m trying to stay on it, but it’s hard!
Have you started to show yet? Yes. I won’t stop having a baby belly until the baby comes out!
Happy or moody? Happy! It feels like baby is going to be here before we know it and we can’t wait! I have started to feel more tired this week, though, so my energy will drain quickly at times.
Looking forward to? Lots of fun things this week… another birthing class, more pre-natal yoga, our 31 week doctor appointment, catching up with a good friend in Durham on Friday, date night with Pat, our hospital tour on Saturday, and another baby shower on Sunday!! Eeee…it will be a great week!