Friday, January 7, 2011

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 weeks

Total Weight Gain? 17 lbs

Symptoms? Heartburn still tops the list. Exhaustion, although that may just be school.

Stretch Marks? Lots, unfortunately. I have about 8 small ones on my stomach, but my hips and thighs are covered. It's slightly ridiculous.

Sleep? Actually managed to get a couple good nights of sleep this week. Had to sleep naked to do it, which makes it much colder, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Really missing my electric blanket.

Best Moment Last Week? Feeling her kick all the time. I find it amazing.

Movement? Yes. Lots. In fact, she's starting to hit and kick hard enough it hurts. I had three people ask me this week if I was ok because I was making faces when she kicked. I was fine, she's just strong! :)

Food Cravings? Nope. Not really.

What I miss? Being able to bend over comfortably, and stand up comfortably. Oh, and being able to walk faster than a sloth without losing my breath. Oh, and being able to say more than three sentences without losing my breath.

What I am looking forward to? Refinishing the dresser for the nursery. It's a used one we bought last week, and it needs sanded down and repainted. I probably can't do the painting, but I can sand and do the detail work.

Milestones? This whole pregnancy feels like one big milestone.

How is Daddy? Go ask him. He needs to get on his blog more anyway.

Thanks for the comments about the breastfeeding thing. Foxy, I plan on taking a class at the end of the month. Maybe they'll have advice, but like I said, I don't think I'll be too torn up about it if I can't. I don't plan on letting it define me as a mother.

On Tuesday, I got sent home by the school nurse. I was shaky, dizzy, and seeing spots. Tuesday was the worst, but anytime I stand up for more than 20 minutes (sometimes less) the feeling comes back. I asked the doctor about it at my appointment yesterday and was told it could be:
a) the baby is laying on an artery.
b)my sodium is too high ( she didn't think it was this, since my ankles aren't swollen)
c)I'm fighting off a cold or something (the way I feel at the moment, this seems likely)
d)my heart is stressed out, and I need an EKG.

The last choice is a little worrisome. I was told to keep my feet propped up as much as possible and to call on Monday if I was still feeling the same. I gotta say, teaching from my chair with my feet propped up makes me feel like the laziest teacher ever, but I don't feel a bit guilty about it. :)


  1. I just can't believe that you are already at 31 weeks. It seems like just yesterday that you announced your pregnancy. Amazing, and I feel so honored to have followed your progress. I got your email and am working on finishing up a special little gift to send you. I have so appreciated being able to read your story and thank you so much for all of the support that you have shared with me.

    We just decided yesterday after our unsuccessful IUI #2 to switch to IVF with a March cycle. I am scared and excited all at the same time. It will give us a better chance at the outcome we want so much. But it still feels like a big step in a new direction.

    I hope that you are feeling better soon. My Bestie just had an Ekg to get a baseline for her pregnancy (since she is high risk). She actually did it with her one year old on the table laying there with her! She made it sound like a piece of cake, but I can only imagine trying to have any medical visit with a one year old in tow.

    I'll be thinking about you!
    take care and rest up! - Foxy

  2. I got dizzy and shaky this week, but I think it was because I ate too much sugar and then went a long time without eating again. It was bizarre.

    How cool that she is kicking you like crazy!! I can't wait for that!

    Glad to hear everything is going well!

  3. Julie- you're so close! Sorry to hear about the dizziness and seeing spots. I hope it's nothing serious. That would be awesome to teach with your feet propped up! I wouldn't feel guilty at all! Take care of yourself and get some rest this weekend!

  4. 31 weeks...WOW. :)

    You are really almost there.
    I hope that the dizzy is nothing serious...I did actually pass out during an NST at 29 weeks because Gio was laying on an scared my hubby a lot. Just hoping yours is something simple.

    I am so glad that Cate is kicking and you are enjoying these last weeks. It will be over before you know it.