Thirty-one weeks down…nine more to go!
Baby Tooth is just over 31 weeks today and is about the size of a pineapple.
Just a little comparison from 10 weeks ago…
Little guy sure is growin’!
And man, time just keeps on flyin’, I’ll tell ya!
FYI: The shirt above is just one of three that I recently bought on sale at Target for only $7.00 each! They’re not even maternity…I just got an extra size up. They are PERFECT and I can’t recommend them enough.
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth is over 16 inches long and weighs about 3.3 pounds…and he’s apparently heading into a growth spurt!
- He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin.
- He’s going through major brain, nerve, and eye development, and his irises now react to light.
- All five of his senses are in working order.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: I was up 21 pounds at my doc appointment last week, which is right on track.
Workouts: Two full length ones – a 50-minute Pilates session and a 45-minute treadmill workout. Other than that, just some extra walking, a few random squats and lunges here and there, and a quick upper body weights workout another day.
Symptoms: Pretty similar to last week…
- Some Braxton Hicks contractions and round ligament pain
- Minor low back pain and occasional hip/leg pain
- Always going to the bathroom…
- A general “full” feeling in my upper stomach
- Leg cramps here and there, but better that last week. I’ve learned to take it easy with the full stretch out in the middle of the night.
- The past two days have actually involved just a bit of overall discomfort. On Sunday, I was just feeling very pregnant, and yesterday Baby Tooth was hanging out in my right ribs basically all day long. No matter how many cat/cow stretches I did, he just did not want to move.
Movement: Baby Tooth is an active little bugger. Seriously…he’s on the move pretty much all day long, and most of his active times are staying pretty much the same.
Food Aversions: I actually didn’t eat peanut butter for a full week, but finally found the taste for it again on Sunday. Other than, I don’t really have anything else making me go “ewww” – I even had some hot coffee on Saturday.
Food Cravings: Italian ice, popsicles, ice cream, fresh berries, bread and butter, and fish and chips…I still need to go get me some fish and chips ASAP.
Sleep: I’ll go 50/50 on this one. My body pillow is definitely helping, although it does make the bed a bit more crowded and more difficult to move around. Surprisingly enough, I did actually have two nights this past week where I didn’t have to get up at ALL for a trip to the bathroom. That was like heaven.
Stretch marks? Belly is still stretch mark free, surprisingly enough.
Miss Anything? Regular clothes, normal energy, and sleeping on my stomach.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: My ridiculously handy husband got our nursery closet all finished! Here it was before (after we took out the one pole)…
And here it is after!
First we painted (the old, totally marked up pink walls from when it was my mom’s room weren’t really working for us) with some of the leftover paint from the nursery walls, and then Jay took care of the shelving.
We went last week to pick out all of the shelves, bars, etc., and then he just went ahead and basically made his own makeshift closet system. It’s absolutely PERFECT, and definitely provides us with a bunch more storage room than we originally had.
I think the only other thing we’ll be getting is a floor storage unit that I found in the Target flyer this past week, and some storage cubbies to coordinate in there.
Other than that, the nursery is basically finished…just need to find some curtains and a crib skirt (<—FYI…if anyone knows where I can find a simple, solid crib skirt that isn’t outrageously expensive, please let me know!)
Belly Button in or out? Still in there!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: This was definitely a happy week, minus a few little bouts of moodiness. Hey, it happens.
Looking Forward To: Lots of stuff! Our baby showers, childbirth classes (starting next week), and just being able to actually MEET our little guy. I feel like two months away is almost a bit of a teaser…it feels so close, yet so far away!
New Baby Items: We did get a really nice, unexpected little gift basket from one of the guys on our softball team.
I also got a couple of new items from a new-to-me website, Chic Pipsqueak.
Last week, I received an email from the owner, Kjirsten, who introduced me to the company and generously offered to let me do a little “shopping” from the site. While the site does have a bunch of adorable items for little ladies, there were a few things for my future little man that definitely caught my eye…
And these Baseball Leg Warmers…
which I’m already planning on having Baby Tooth wear with the rest of this outfit for one of his first softball game outings.
His grandpa and Uncle Dan will be proud.
And even more exciting?…
Chic Pipsqueak is offering up a $25.00 credit to a lucky STSL reader! (US residents only)
To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post with something happy and/or positive.
I’ll choose a random winner tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd. Good Luck!