Tuesday, June 7, 2011

31 Weeks

How Far Along: 31 weeks.
Size of baby: According to BabyCenter, she weighs just over 3 lbs and is about 16 inches long. This week she is supposedly 4 navel oranges, which is like the lamest comparison ever.  How can she be 4 separate things at once?  It seems a little problematic.
Total Weight Gain: Still don’t know. I even had an opportunity to see my weight while at the pulmonologist today, but I got on the scale backward cuz Mama just can’t deal.
Maternity Clothes: But of course. You should be proud of me though, because I don’t think I’ve bought any new maternity clothes in like a whole week. :)
Gender: Girl! Avery Jane!
Movement: Yep, and I’m not so much just feeling her kicking as rolling around, too. I’ve just been able to start feeling her little feet or her bum (when she sticks them out) and it’s so cool to be able to feel that through my tummy, though I'll admit it does feel a bit creepy.
Sleep: Sleep is elusive and I want it! I’m waking up in the very early a.m. and not going back to sleep because I am so uncomfortable and miserable. This morning I decided to go on a walk at like DAWN and then called Brandon and made him come pick me up because I’d gotten too ambitious and walked too far. The walk was alrriiiiiight, I guess, but I’d have much rather been sleeping. Sigh…
What I miss: Being able to paint my toenails without getting polish all over my toes, and getting up from the couch like a spry, nimble little creature. Oh and sleep. I MISS SLEEP.
Cravings: Does wanting to eat anything and everything count as a craving? You put it in front of me, and I’ll wolf it down.
Symptoms: Lotsa peeing, back pain, heart burn, and waddling. Yes, it’s official, I’m a waddler.
Best Moment of the Week: Is it bad that I’ve been sitting here for like 10 minutes trying to think of a good moment? :( I guess things have just been tough, and it hasn’t been the easiest week, so I’ll pick a random moment and say that the best moment I had was Monday morning, when I woke up and realized I didn’t have to go to work. Avery is excited to have a stay at home mama. :)
Appointments This Week? Yes, I had an appointment this morning. All is well with Baby Avery, though we had somewhat of an emergency on our hands with my lungs – they be baaaaad right now. But that’s another post for another day, perhaps tomorrow.
What I’m looking forward to: Being able to see my feet when I look down, and also for my belly button to not look like a freaky nipple.
One Thing I've Learned This Week: I’ve learned that PREGNANCY IS HARD. MEGA MEGA ULTRA HARD. And I’m not even talking about the emotional side of things. Right now all my complaints are physical. But making another human being is so exhausting and hard and painful and uncomfortable. I know this will all be worth it, but I’ll admit that right now, I’d love to have my tummy area be empty of everything except the Costco muffin I just downed. Ah, if only she were here now…
Pictures from this week:

7 comments:

Sia Jane said...

CUTE picture :)

Keep pushing angel.
You are being so strong xxxxx

JB said...

You look AMAZING! Truly you do! You make pregnancy look good.

Hope you feel better soon!

Sheyenne said...

Wait, wait, wait... back the train up... when did you jump to 31 weeks?! Holy jeepers... time is flying by! Avery will be in your arms before you know it! Pregnancy is SO hard... but you can do it! I hardly slept at all the last few weeks. hang in there!!

Stacy said...

I freaking love that picture of the 3 of you (Avery is so cute in your tummy) I am sorry it is so hard but you would never know it... you look happy and amazing!!!

Jenny Bay said...

Ok Brie, you look amazing!! So cute! I am so excited for you. And our babies are due just ten days apart! :)

brie said...

thanks for all the love, ladies. :)

Cammy said...

RE: seeing your feet. When my mom was pregnant with my brother (he turned out to be a ten-pounder), her tum was so big that she could neither see nor reach her feet. Which meant that 6 year old Cammy had to put her shoes on for her. The problem was that I still didn't know how to tie laces, and it was wintertime in Europe, so sandals weren't an option...so she spent the majority of her third trimester in velcro shoes. :/