Our Five Ring Circus: 31 Weeks

Monday, June 6, 2011

31 Weeks

The time crunch and the stronger contractions got me moving today! All of the blankets and crib sheets are in the closet and the diaper bag is (mostly) packed. I haven't carried a diaper bag in years, and it felt really strange to be packing one for a newborn! Thanks to my friends and my personal stash, Nugget has enough diapers to get him/her through the first 4 months!

June 6, 2011

How far along:
31 weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
I gained back 4 lbs.

How big is baby? Nugget is over 16 inches long and weighs about 3.3 lbs.

How baby is growing: Nugget is heading into a growth spurt. Nugget can turn his/her head from side to side, and his/her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath the skin. Nugget is probably moving a lot (definitely!), too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up (nope-he/she sleeps all night!). babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing my regular clothes. My pants still easily fit, thanks to the fact that I'm carrying so high!

Sleep: I wake up more frequently to pee and flip over. Every time I wake up, I'm having a contraction.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Our surprise baby shower from our sweet friends!

: Nugget is very active! One of the few times that he/she sleeps is when I sleep. Nugget is getting bigger, so the tumbles and stretches are more uncomfortable, and I always have baby limbs poking out of my belly! (Honestly? I love it!!!)

Food Cravings: I haven't had any cravings yet. I eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, and grains.

Food Aversions:
There's still a lot that I really don't like.

Morning Sickness:
I just refilled my Zofran. Enough said!

It's a surprise!

Braxton Hicks contractions that occur every time I move, all day sickness, lower back pain, and pressure. The baby is up in my ribs, so it's uncomfortable to sit! The contractions are getting stronger, and starting to hurt a bit, so I have to pay careful attention to make sure nothing else changes. Frequent OB appointments at this point!

Exercise: I'm allowed to keep up with my daily walk, but everything else is restricted. I stick to the treadmill in the air-conditioning now. The heat gets to me!

What I miss:
Feeling comfortable and nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Getting everything set up for Nugget's arrival!

31 Week Picture:



  1. Looking great as always! How sweet of your friends to throw a shower!! =)

  2. I can't believe you can wear your regular clothes! WHAT THE HECK!!!

  3. You look fantastic!!! So glad everything is going well. Can't wait for the little one to arrive!!

  4. You look beautiful!! I can't believe how fast these weeks are going by!

  5. You look great! I can totally relate to the strangeness of carrying a diaper bag again!

  6. you've really "popped" this week! Still cute as ever!

  7. You look beautiful! I am sorry you still feel so nauseous! I hope the morning sickness subsides soon. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  8. Awe you're a super cute pregnant lady! Wish I would have been...then maybe I'd have some pictures to look back on. :)

    Your kids are adorable...found you over at Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.

    Good luck with your prenancy.

  9. Girl, I cannot tell you how amazing I think you are- truly. You have such a great attitude despite being sick for the last 31 WEEKS! I can't wait to see pics of him/her!

  10. How exciting! And so cool about your surprise baby shower :)

  11. You look so great!! I love seeing the smiles even though I know you feel like crap. That little one will be here in no time!

  12. I am so excited for you! You are just too cute for words! :)

  13. Oh my gosh, you look fantastic!! Congrats, you're almost there!

  14. Wow - you seem so calm about the contractions. I'd be a wreck! I hope that you don't need to put to use all the preparations you've been working at!

  15. The weeks are flying by! I love that shirt on you - you look adorable :)

  16. Regular clothes! Im jealous! If your little nugget is another little girl, your going to have to teach me how to make one of those :)

  17. wow - you look absolutely glowing - or is it sweat (kidding! - you look fabulous) and I'm glad you are feeling well. I love that the gender will be a surprise :D


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