31w2d

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Excuse me while I take short naps while writing this post.

Oh and hey, it only took me over half the day to realize that Baby Love is due in exactly 2 months. Two months.

Baby Love at 31w2d vs 31w with Isaac.
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And clothed.
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ON shirt [that was hidden under a cardi in my closet], Target cardi and H&M jeans.

From my weekly email: This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

How far along?: 31w2d
How big is baby?: 16 inches with legs extended and 3.3lbs.
Weight gain/loss?: There's a marked difference between my belly from 29w to 31w, and it's on the scale too. This morning I weighed in at a +23lbs. Yikes.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Bottoms, absolutely. So far I'm still leveraging a lot of my non-mat tops though.
Sleep?: I keep laughing that I thought I slept bad when pregnant with Isaac. I'd give anything for that blissful sleep now compared to what I'm getting with a toddler.
Food cravings?: Anything fresh.
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: We had our first alien encounter this weekend, although Tony and I are too tired to remember if it was Saturday or Sunday morning. Baby Love is certainly stretching out.
Belly button?: No turkey baster yet, but it's a lost cause.
What are you looking forward to this week?: Maintaining my weight gain.

Notables: My Mom and I charted out the material for my projects and thank the Lord, I actually bought enough!

I had some issues with the outfit I put together for our maternity/family session, but the final piece is now in place and I'm so happy with what I came up with! Now we just need the Minnesota weather to cooperate in the next few weeks.

My heartburn has returned, with vengeance. Holy crap. I'm getting heartburn from water. There's no managing it.

I've completely moved past labor and delivery concerns and am now freaking out about how we're going to adjust to and successfully master becoming a family of four.

I had my first comment regarding when I'll be leaving on maternity leave, the reaction clearly displayed that the questioner thought it would be some time soon . . . not in two months.

Last night Isaac said, "Baby brother go buh-bye." It literally made my heart stop.

12 comments:

AJ said...

Cute cute cute! Those pants are not maternity, are they? I love that flowered top. Maybe Isaac said that because your belly was in his way??? Not that he doesn't want his brother--he's just tired of your belly.

Andrea said...

I'm always so intrigued when mommys say they can still fit into non-maternity shirts. There was NO way I could fit into mine! I must have been huge! :)

Looking good, lady. You are certainly in the home stretch. I feel ya on the weight gain concerns. I'm gaining a lb a week and me no likey!

Leah said...

AJ: I like the way you think.

Andrea: I have a decently short torso and have bought most of my tops to be favorable towards pregnancy in the past 4 years lol. I give it 3 more weeks and it won't be possible anymore.

arsenalfamily said...

Heartburn from water! Blech, I so remember that!!!

Olga said...

You are such a cute pregnant momma.

Megan said...

Gorgeous.

LC said...

Seriously Leah, with your non-maternity clothes?! Amazing...you look adorable! Only 2 more months?! Wow...time flies!

Randine said...

I love your belly. LOVE it. Makes me all nostalgic.

Faith said...

It seems like this one is going by so fast! Love that your belly is competing with the camera frame in that first picture.

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

Okay, silly question: what is ON?

Julie S. said...

You look great!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE reading your preggo updates - so excited for you and your new baby boy! Boys are the best (of course, I am quite partial) :) Yeah!!

 

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