Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 31 Weeks



Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 31 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  I think it's getting close to 30 lbs...too much for this point in the game!

Stretch marks?: Haven't seen any!

Symptoms: No new symptoms...other than a big 'ole heavy belly that continues to grow a little every.single.day! I've pretty much committed to wearing flat shoes or wedges these days because heels {worn longer than a couple of hours} result in a very achy back!

Maternity clothes?:  All day, every day...the looser the better!

Sleep:  Sleep hasn't been great these days...but I don't think that has anything to do with pregnancy. Huston doesn't really sleep well when we're away from home, so I had fun wrestling with him for four nights as he flipped and flopped all over the bed while we were at Grammy's house. It seems like we've just been crazy busy, running around like maniacs ALL.DAY.LONG in recent days, so I have no trouble falling asleep once my head hits the pillow. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have any trouble staying asleep if it weren't for the two-year-old drunk octopus swimming around in bed next to me all night!

Cravings:  Nothing new that I can think of in the craving category. Still eating lots of fruit and cereal. I've switched the toast up to bagels though. Perhaps I should consider reducing my carb intake!

Best Moment of the Week: We got to see our little guy via sonogram yesterday! They're estimating he weighs 3 lbs., 4 oz...and his little hear rate was 142 beats per minute. He was cooperating well, so we got to see him from every angle. All of his little organs looked perfect, and he seems to be developing right on track. My amniotic fluid was a bit on the high side, so we'll do another sonogram in four weeks to re-check that. Until then, I need to lay off foods with high sugar content {or essentially everything I'm currently consuming!}. That's ok though...anything for the babe!  

Baby Martin 2.0: 31-Week sonogram

Worst Moment of the Week: We said our final goodbyes to my granddad last weekend, and I'm happy to say that his funeral was truly a celebration of his life...90 years of a life very well-lived. Although we were somewhat prepared for his death given his age and health conditions, it's never easy to say goodbye. Finding the silver lining in a sad time, we are very grateful for the time we got to spend with family and friends as we remembered and celebrated Granddad's life...

Ryan, me, Kelli, Grandma and Landon
September 23, 2017

Mood: I think my mood has been pretty stable {sounds kinda funny coming from the pregnant woman} for all that we've been through the past couple of weeks. Yeah, I've shed a lot of tears...but I've also shared lots of laughs with family and friends.

Nursery: We've made ZERO progress on his room in the past week. In fact, Huston is still sleeping in his room because he's just not quite ready to make that leap to his "big boy bed" upstairs. We're not going to push it...H is warming up to the idea of moving upstairs, so hopefully he'll be fully on board with it within the next couple of weeks. We've decided that it'll be better if it is his decision to move rather than having him think "brudder" is just taking over his old room. Who knows if this is the right decision??? I guess time will tell!

Movement: As we were getting ready to leave Kansas after my granddad's funeral, my mom felt the little guy move as she gave me a hug! The timing couldn't have been more perfect...it really helped lighten and brighten a sad moment!

Wedding Rings:  On.

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Getting out the tiny baby clothes we've got stored away from when H was a newborn! Even though the boys' birthdays will be opposite seasons, I'm hoping the teeny-tiny newborn stuff we used with H will work for baby brother. Hopefully we'll get started on going through this stuff this coming weekend!

31 Week Bumpdate










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