Pregnancy Update: Week 31

Holy moly do I feel big. It’s scary to think I still have 2 months to go! How is it possible I will get much bigger than this? There is no more room, gah!

31weeks bump

This week has been pretty tiring with all the things going on with moving out of our old house. I felt pretty useless because I got tired so quickly, and I am feeling every single pound of this extra weight.

I am getting to the point where I am having a hard time standing from a chair or the bed, walking faster than a snails pace, or standing on my feet for too long. I think I am slowly starting to come to grips with the new norm, and just accept it for this time and not try to fight it.

Symptoms: I am starting to feel more pressure on my pelvis as the days go on, and my hip flexors are starting to feel very strained. A new ache would be my arches. I have super high arches in my feet, and they are not doing well supporting the extra weight so quickly. Still getting up a lot to go to the bathroom in the night, with last night being a new record of five times. My hormones are making me weepy and moody (sorry Bobby) and I get irrational about little things that I KNOW are crazy but I just can’t seem to help it.

Baby’s size: Pineapple  <—- whoa

Maternity clothes: A sweet girl that works in the same travel agency as me sent me a cute maternity top this week. Can’t wait to wear it!

Stretch marks: Knock on wood, nothing new!

31weeks bump2

Sleep: Some good nights some bad night, but I probably suffer from insomnia 4-5 nights a week which is no fun. Rolling over in bed is hard, and getting comfortable is getting very difficult.

Miss anything: A lot of things if I’m being honest. Counting down until I can start getting back to normal Smile

Cravings: Not really a lot, I have not had a huge appetite this week. I think I am running out of room. That plus heartburn plus the return of a bit of nausea (seriously?!) has made it hard to eat.

Aversions: Food in general? Ha.

Looking forward to: My mom comes in town next week and will be going to my dr. appointment with me. She has never heard the heartbeat nor has she met my doctor.

What I’m loving: Finally relaxing a bit and not being so uptight about how I’m feeling. I am finally accepting this is just the way things are for now and it is freeing to not stress about my workouts, food, how productive I am (not) being etc.

Workouts: Does packing/moving count? I have been stretching, doing yoga, and getting in walks and squats and lunges when I can but nothing high intensity. Those days are sadly over for another couple months!

QOTD: Mamas, did you have 3rd tri morning sickness or food aversions?
Would you rather pack a hour or unpack a house?

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Comments

  1. You look adorable! I got sick again in the third tri a few times – so evil. Hang in there!

  2. It put a huge smile on my face reading that your Mom gets to hear the babies heartbeat for the first time. What a special moment <3

  3. Looking good girl! I would much rather pack for an hour than unpack.

  4. ugggh i hate packing and unpacking! unless itz for vacay – then i like packing! 🙂 🙂 i never had any sickness with my pregnant – you look great! 🙂

  5. You’re doing great. I had the WORST heartburn with my daughter. The only thing that worked for me (except meds, but I tried not to take them often) was drinking Perrier (is that an American thing also?) or club soda or any sort of soda water. It was better if it had sodium, but even the sodium-free kind helped a lot. My doctor recommended it. (I’m such a big fan of it 6 years later that we bought a soda stream to make carbonated water). I think my last few weeks the only things I consumed were cucumbers and soda water.

  6. Packing for sure. Forces me to be ruthless with what I need and what I want. I’ve packed up my house a lot over the years and each time I’ve brought less with me. It’s been great!

    I hear you on everything. I’m two weeks ahead of you and this baby canNOT come soon enough. My hubby (and co-workers) would whole-heartedly agree :/

  7. You look so cute !! Aunt Kathy will tear up when she’s hears the baby’s heartbeat :):)

  8. You look so great! You’re all belly! I’ve had some stomach issues, but no nausea this last trimester. Glad to hear your mom is coming soon. I love having mine close by during this stage to help.

  9. You may be feeling rough but you look gorgeous! You have that glow! Love the new shirt! I had some nausea the 3rd trimester with my second. It wasn’t as bad as the first though thank goodness!

  10. I’ll say it again for the heartburn – papaya or papaya enzymes!! :). Hooray for your mom coming to see the baby – wishing you a great last 9 weeks!!!

  11. Have a great time at your Dr appt with your mom! That is so special she will get to hear baby’s heartbeat for the first time! :0)

  12. I’m in the same boat with the heartburn/lack of room in my stomach in the third tri. I’m known for having a big appetite so now people are always like “that’s all you’re eating?” and I’m like “unless you want to see me burping and laying down on crying for 3 hours, yes”.

  13. You’ve got this girl!! You’re looking beautiful!

  14. Both packing and unpacking are miserable and exhausting. Hope you enjoy the appointment with your mom and that it offers an escape from the entire moving process!

  15. Looking great! Our ‘normal’ is just around the corner…or maybe it’s our new normal. Ha!

  16. Jeri May says:

    You look great! So happy for you!

  17. looking great sweetie, I feel my belly gets bigger everyday, hard to imagine it getting bigger, yikes!
    I am looking for to feeling normal too!!
    Can’t believe we have less than 2 months to go. Crazy!!
    Glad things are good so well for you beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lori

  18. Kristin says:

    Looking great! It gets hard to eat at the end as you begin to run out of space. I know it can be tough and uncomfortable, but just soak up these last 10 weeks with Bobby before your little one comes.

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