Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

I can't believe I have less than 9 weeks to go! Time is really starting to fly by and I'm so excited to be thisclose to meeting my son.

Symptoms: I've said it before ad I will say it again. This back pain is ridiculous! I've never felt anything like this before and I know this is probably nothing compared to labor. My nausea has subsided again which is great and I really hope it stays that way. I've also had a lot more swelling in my legs that I'm trying to get down with more water, stretching and walking. Other than these things, I'm doing pretty good.

Weight Gain: Well I'm sorry if you were SO looking forward to this part of my update because... I just can't type it. I have been soooo down and insecure about my weight. My feeling about my weight goes back and forth a lot but today, I'm having a hard time. It's not that I think I'll keep this weight on forever, that's not what is bothering me. It's more like, I want to feel beautiful now, while I'm pregnat and I can't when I feel and look bloated. Waaah! Sorry for being such a downer. But it's part of my pregnancy and how I'm feeling now so I think it's only fair to document it.

My Baby Boy: I just love this little guy soooo much! We had an ultrasound on Friday and wow! He grew so much from just 6 weeks ago. His face filled out and he is all cramped up in there. He moves a ton. So much that it even hurts a little at times. His ultrasounds are always a highlight for us. We look forward to seeing our baby and it makes us feel so close to him but this one was especially amazing because we got to experiment a little. He was pretty still for almost four minutes and then my husband talked to him. As soon as he started talking to him he started moving his arms, hands and legs (as much as he could in that cramped space). He definitely knows his daddy's voice and wow, what a special moment that was!

I had a great long weekend with my husband. We got a lot done around the house like hanging curtains and re-organizing storage bins. And ofcourse I had to stop to look at old pictures for about an hour while we were going through those bins. I love going out and having things to do but sometimes it's so great to be able to stay home and do almost nothing. To top off a relaxing weekend my husband jumped up at 8 o'clock last night and announced "we should go out for ice cream". I agreed and we spent a great night out downtown in the beautiful weather. I don't normally eat ice cream because of dairy issues so this was a huge treat for me and so very worth it. I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Oh and I have to ask, do you know of any other tips for water retention/bloating? Maybe what I really need is reality check and a "Girl, you're pregnant. Accept it!".


  1. Girl, you're pregnant... and though it makes you feel fat and unattractive, it is the most beautiful thing in the world. You've created a life inside you, and yes it takes its toll on your body, but what better reason for you to feel awful about yourself. I get where you're at... at just 12 weeks I feel like a house, but I just have to trust that I need to look like this in order for my baby to get what it needs. Try not to get too down, you are a mere 9(ish) weeks from getting to meet your little boy and starting to reclaim your body. Good luck!

  2. Thanks! I read your comment first thing this morning and it's just what I needed :)


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