prego stats - week 31

Look at me writing a prego stats post for ONE SINGLE WEEK. On the ball, folks! Let's just pretend my most recent post wasn't a month's posts in one :)

How far along: 31 weeks!
Total weight gain: 18ish lbs?

How big is baby: a pineapple! that's weird because I have one on my counter and can totally picture that... and it's big!

Maternity Clothes: yep! except one pair of Gap shorts that aren't maternity but were slightly too big before pregnancy and are low-rise. 
Sleep: so hot guys! but I am getting at least 7 hours a night, and often more, so it's more than I'll be getting when baby girl comes :)

Best moment this week: Lily has been gone all week camping with my family, and Brad has been in Louisville, so it's just been Oli and I! So fun to dote on him and have more rest too.

Movement: LIKE WOAH. Come over around 8-10pm and see little sister go NUTS in my tummy. It's sure a show!

Food cravings: just general junk... not the best cravings but I'm only splurging once in a while. 

Food aversions: zero! so nice to have my appetite back 100%.


Labor signs: actually, YES. I know, not REAL labour signs, but Braxton Hicks contractions started this week. It's definitely false labour and I'm not concerned (neither are my doctors) but they are odd and sometimes annoying. They mostly occur at night before bed after she's been really active. I forgot how strange contractions (non-painful ones) feel! Like you are flexing your whole torso - which of course hasn't actually happened in months since I don't actually have in tact stomach muscles!

Belly button in or out: out

What I miss: I'm walking a lot slower these days and I can't wait to be back up to pace with normal people again! And my bump is starting to get in the way of a lot - cleaning, caring for the kids, bending over to pick something off the floor - all very difficult tasks with a HUGE bump in your tummy.

What I'm not loving: the heat, but it's cooled considerably this week so I can't complain.

What I’m looking forward to: MEETING HER! Now it's starting to feel legitimate. She is coming in a matter of weeks! I'm in the middle of my third trimester with only 9 weeks left if she comes full term. So so so so excited!

What I'm loving: being pregnant, no back pain, enjoying my kids, knowing she's coming soon.

Milestone(s): Braxton Hicks.

prego stats - week 26-30

So, lets cram 5 weeks of pregnancy into one neat little post, shall we? That's the best I can do at this rate! I know it's been over a month since I've posted an update... oops! My other blog and Instagram have been getting more attention and have bits and pieces about the pregnancy, so if you're curious, head over there. But I do want to update more over here. I love looking back on posts I've written for each pregnancy and seeing the unique differences that each babe has brought my way... even if they're grouped together like this post!

Here we go!

How far along: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 weeks :)

Total weight gain: approximately 12-16lbs

How big is baby: lettuce, rutabega, eggplant, acorn squash, cucumber (length)
Maternity Clothes: err day! I'm finding in the third trimester that my maternity clothes are getting a lot tighter across the belly. It's frustrating that stores claim to be the same size throughout your whole pregnancy as you would normally wear (i.e. if you're normally a size S, you'll be a size S for your whole pregnancy in maternity clothes), because it's never the case! My maternity clothes fit true to size (thanks to the wonders of elastic) for most of my pregnancy, but the last trimester, I always need the next size up. Of course by now I'm really not in the mood to buy more maternity clothes seeing as how it's my last trimester of my last pregnancy... so I'm making due!

Sleep: I'm sleeping well and often, though not napping daily anymore. The heat is the one big obstacle for good sleep now! Our AC unit isn't the strongest and doesn't get to our bedroom since it's on the opposite end of the house, so I have even had to sleep on the pull out couch in the living room many nights to get more cold air my way

Best moment this week: I've LOVED this stage of pregnancy. Baby3 is kicking like you wouldn't believe, especially around 9pm each night. My tummy puts on a show - changing shape and bouncing around. Little girl inside is an active one! I'm also feeling really well and am getting so excited for her arrival.

Movement: see above!

Food cravings: junk food. eeeek!

Food aversions: NONE.

Gender: fille.

Labor signs: n/a

Belly button in or out: out.

What I miss: my normal clothes and my flexibility! bathing the kids and bending over to pick up toys and things is getting impossible.

What I'm not loving: the heat! I knew full well that this would be the case though... every single pregnancy I find myself in my third trimester in the heat of summer! EVERY SINGLE ONE!

What I’m looking forward to: I'm starting to dread the sleep deprivation and the nursing challenges ahead but am trying to keep an open mind...

What I'm loving: The baby movement and being officially in my THIRD TRIMESTER! Last one, baby!!

Milestone(s): third trimester, viability @ 27 weeks (if baby were born prematurely she would more than likely live!) always makes me so happy, and loads of movement!