Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

How many weeks are you now?
31 weeks, 6 days

Look at my bump size from just 10 weeks ago! It's CRAZY how fast this baby has grown!

Baby's size? 

Coconut per the What to Expect app

-Occasional heartburn but not near as bad as the one day last week!
-Still feeling tightening and pressure but it's also not near as bad as it was around 26 weeks, thankfully!  I'm also still having the elevation in heart rate with positional changes. I have to take everything slow which is so hard for me and I often forget.
-Shortness of breath while walking (still crazy to me)! 
-No swelling yet...hallelujah (and knock on wood)
-No stretch marks yet (again, knock on wood)
-I definitely can't eat as much as I used to, either...there's just not a lot of room left!

So far, I've gained 23 pounds and am right on track! It's SO strange to see those numbers on the scale, but as long as everyone's healthy, life is good! :)

This week, I had an amazing egg and cheese sandwich...and I've been craving another ever since!
Also, I love nice crisp gala apples and I've been craving them as well! Of course, Hershey's chocolate also ranks high on that list!

Same old same!

This week, I started waking up around 5:30 or so every morning to potty. I tend to doze back off to sleep until my alarm but it's never a restful sleep. Guess this will be the norm from here on out!

Thanks to Kim's suggestion, I was able to find a glider that I like that was reasonably priced! I ordered it through Bed Bath & Beyond (no Buy Buy Baby around here) and used my 20% off coupon with free shipping. YAY! It should arrive by Saturday....thanks again, Kim!
What I miss: 
Getting my heart rate up and having a good sweat session!

What I’m looking forward to 
 My doctor appointments are once every two weeks now! It's hard to believe that I made it to that part so quickly...she said I'll only have maybe two of those, then I'll be on weekly appointments! The "end" is near, y'all!! Eeeek! 

This month is jam packed with fun activities for us - we have several prenatal classes, our maternity pictures, and our baby shower! I am so excited for all of it! 

I truly have the best friends in the world! They've been busy planning our baby shower and I can't wait to see everything they came up with! It's going to be fun!! :)

We also have a nursery to set up once a few larger pieces of furniture are moved around. I can't wait to have it all together!

Best Moment of the Week: 
I absolutely love feeling baby move around! He also has the hiccups about once a day and those are fun, too! I am so going to miss that part when he's born.

Hope everyone has a great day and an amazing weekend!


  1. I can't believe have fast this pregnancy is going! Boy time is flying and your little boy will be here in no time. Can't wait to see the nursery all set up. Hope you share pics!

  2. You look great, Karen. Your little guy will be here before you know it, especially since you'll be busy between now and then with all of the fun events that you have coming up!

  3. OK after yesterday's post I was expecting you to be super big. YOU'RE NOT AT ALL!! I think people say things like that because they think since you're pregnant you want to be big. I'm pretty sure it's come out of my mouth before without even thinking about it. I'm definitely more aware now!

    1. Thanks, Traci I really appreciate that! I know what you mean, I've definitely spoken before I've thought it through in the past! I'm more careful now as well!

  4. Your pregnancy is flying by! Your hair has grown so much in ten weeks too!! I wish my hair grew that fast. You look great. Can't wait to see the nursery and soon your prince will be here!!

    1. You're hair DID grow a lot, I didn't even notice! Haha! Thanks so much, Sarah!

  5. I remember hiccups and thinking it was so funny. It will be fun to see photos of your nursery once you have it all together. One of my favorite pieces in our nursery was a rocking chair and it was used plenty!

    1. Thanks, Pam! I can't wait for my rocker/glider to arrive (should be Saturday). It will be a well used piece of furniture, I'm sure! :)

  6. Karen, you are such a gorgeous glowing pregnant woman! Seriously. :) Love it! Enjoy all of the fun things you guys have coming up - the shower, nursery set-up and the like! -C

    1. Thank you so much, Christine!! :) I will enjoy every moment!

  7. Oh my goodness you are just the cutest thing! I can't believe it's getting so close!!!!

    1. Thanks, Mindy! I can't either...time is really flying by!


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