Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Update: Weeks 30 & 31

Week 30

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Week 31

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How far along? 31 Weeks

Baby's size? At our doctors appointment yesterday the Hudster weighed about 3 Ibs 12 oz’s. The doc says he is right where he should be :) According to the different baby update e-mails he is about the size of 4 navel oranges or the size of a squash.

Weight Gain? On both my scale and the doctors I am fluctuating between 15 and 16 pounds overall. I was a little concerned because I have actually lost about 1-2 pounds in the last month but the doctor isn’t worried.

 Maternity clothes? It is still a mix. I wear only maternity bottoms, although I was supper happy to try on some of my pre-pregnancy jeans the other day and although they are tight in waist I can still button them! My shirts are a mix of maternity and non-maternity.

Stretch marks? none yet but I have started putting lotion on my tummy every morning, I figured my luck at not getting them by doing nothing might run out.

Belly button in or out? It is still in but getting more shallow.

Sleep? This one has been interesting. I think my weird dreams are the hardest part of sleeping because I wake up feeling just as tired. I can fall asleep fine and I am getting up about 4 times a night to use the restroom.

Foods I am loving? Pretty much the same. I can’t eat as much at one time but I am still loving fruit (and thanks to my dad I am now addicted to cherries). I am also loving chicken and salads and chocolate.  

Foods I am hating? Nothing really.

Best moment this week? Having the hubs back from his 5 week trip and getting to see Hudson yesterday.

Movement? All the time. It is fun to watch my tummy go in all weird directions and a little weird when I feel a distinct foot.

Symptoms? I am still taking zofran for morning sickness but only every other day. I have still been having the pain in my upper rib area but the doctor said that even though it sounds like my gallbladder unless it is killing me they are going to let it be. I have hit the stage where I am tired all the time. Not just physically tired but sleepy. I am totally not a nap person but during the middle of the day I am so sleepy. 

Gender? Hudson (a boy)

What I miss? Laying/sleeping on my back. Diet coke and coffee (though I do have the occasional one). My old body. Running. Not feeling the need to sleep all the time. Enough said.

What I'm looking forward to? My best friend coming to visit this week!

Milestone: Nothing specific, I guess I am just glad Hudson in progressing like he should :)

Emotions: At the doctors office yesterday they gave us the pre-registration packet for the hospital to fill out and mail it. I don’t know why that little thing made it feel so real! I got a little freaked out because we still have so much to get done. On the other hand I am really ready for him to be here. I can’t wait to see him and I am ready to be done being pregnant. 9 or less more weeks to go..yay!! I sometimes I get a little nervous about the delivery but I think I am more nervous about caring for a newborn and the recovery process.


  1. I feel like you have "popped" since your last round of pictures and you look beautiful!!! I am happy to hear everything is progressing well!

  2. Don;t worry about the deliver and recovery - it's not so bad, and it's all worth it! And taking care of your baby just comes naturally, and you'll learn as you go. The next few weeks are going to fly by! you look very cute, by the way. :-)

  3. I'm sure the next few weeks will fly by!

  4. You def. 'popped' since the last time I saw look so cute