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Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby #3 - 31 Weeks


I can't believe we only have 2 months to go.  I finally feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The thought of actually holding our little babe soon makes me so happy!

How far along: 31 weeks 1 day

Size of baby: About 16 inches long and 3 1/2 pounds

Weight Gain: 24 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Jeans are all maternity and a few tops are too.

Gender: I am getting anxious to find out!

Movement: Lots of moving.  Starting to feel little hands and/or feet up in my ribs.  I'm hoping it's feet but at my appointment last week baby was still breech so I'm thinking it might be hands.  There's still plenty of time to get turned around but he/she better start thinking about it soon.

Sleep: If I could actually get into my bed I think I would stay there for at least a couple of weeks. :)


What I miss: My bed.  I haven't even tried to lay in it for the past few weeks, just hurts too much and is not worth it.  I also miss having energy, I just feel so tired and worn out all the time and I hate that. 

Cravings: Not much.  The last few weeks I definitely hit the point where I just can't eat much anymore and if I do eat too much I feel sick.  I have been trying to remember to eat a little bit here and there throughout the day.  One thing I have been craving though is lots of different liquids.  Usually I just drink water all day but lately I can't get enough flavored water, milk, crystal light, juice, whatever I can find.  Yum!

Symptoms: Lots of cramping and Braxton Hicks.  Swelling and headaches are back. :(  And my favorite...nesting!  I think Matt is nesting too because we have been doing some major Spring cleaning and organizing around the house.  It feels good to be getting all this stuff done now.  It's amazing how much better you feel when it's clean behind your washing machine and under your stove. ;)

Best moment this week: Realizing how close we're getting!  Up until 30 weeks I just felt like this baby was never going to come but now I keep thinking, this baby is going to be here...soon!

What I'm looking forward to: Finishing up the nursery.  Construction is almost done and we should be able to start priming and painting by this weekend and then hopefully we can get everything in there.  This also means we will soon be moving Braden into a big boy bed.  I hope it goes okay. 

17 comments:

Amy said...

Squeal! Such an exciting time! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you aren't on pins and needles knowing it could be any second, any moment. I hate that time. But getting the nursery done is so great! I wish you luck with the big boy bed. Transitions are never easy.
And again, I am so excited for you!!!

Helga said...

You look so good!! Your pregnancy is going by so fast....2 more months and baby will be here :)

I am moving back to the states...North Carolina to be exact! I got accepted into school there and will be moving for good in May. I am moving into my sisters house this weekend and am gonna stay with her till I leave :)

Deanna said...

I can't believe that Baby Bignell will be here so soon! It seems like yesterday that you guys told me that you were expecting #3! I am still very excited that Masen and Baby #3 will be so close in age...perfect playmates!!

Bethany said...

I can't believe you are still fitting into regular tops! You must be teeny. Your bump is adorable. :)
What kind of construction are you doing?
I think the bed move is my second least favorite time in the preschool years. Right up there with potty training. It sounds like he is so verbal so maybe it will be easy for you. Fingers crossed! :)
I agree on the nesting. It's one of the highlights of the third trimester for me.
You're sooo CLOSE!!!!

Laura said...

You look great! Aww. Can't wait to "meet" the little guy/gal! :)

rachel said...

you look great - comin in for the home stretch. woohoo!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Wow...time flies, at least to me! You look great Laura! Can't wait to see the little one :)

Stacey said...

It's going by quick for us! lol

CM said...

You look great! How exciting!

Hope your headaches get better. Are you drinking enough water? That could help :-)

Seizing My Day said...

You look so cute preggers.... (I was huge huge huge... swollen like crazy!) anyway... so fun to hear your excitement ... it is exciting to see all these lovely babies being born into our bloggy world... he he... it almost makes me want more... almost... ha ha!! Hope you are blessed with rest in the next few weeks!! (I slept on our futon the last month with the back up... for support... b/c I couldn't get into my bed either... funny how that happens!! ;)

Pennie said...

Look at you! You look GREAT!!!! Seriously...I looked like that at about 4 months along...lookin' good, Laura!
Time flies...
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Lourie said...

Look at how cute you are! How exciting. And yeah it is best to get that nesting stuff done now. But rest too, k!

carma said...

lookin' great and getting close!!!! sorry you are feeling too uncomfortable to sleep well though...

Jen said...

You look so cute...sorry you're not feeling great! Make sure you drink a ton of water. That will help with cramping and headaches!
Here's hoping you get some rest!

Karen Whittal said...

I cannot wait to see pictures of you with the baby either it almost feels like all your blogger friends are having this baby with you.

Kate said...

You look absolutely lovely!

Sonya said...

such a cute baby bump!! We will be finding out what Baby #3 is in no time!!!