How far along? 31 weeks – only 9 weeks left… I can’t believe it!
Size of baby: At this point, the sizes seem to get really wonky and varied. He’s approximately the size of a pineapple (!) and is anywhere from 2.5 to 3.8 pounds…talk about a big range!
Maternity clothes? Still wearing them most of the time – the majority of my regular shirts still fit me just fine, though some of them are starting to look silly on me. I’d say I am at about 50/50 between my regular shirts and my maternity shirts at this point…but probably only because I don’t actually own that many maternity clothes, so I’m limited!
Sleep: Yeah, sleep is still frustrating. I toss and turn most of the night, my hips hurt, I have heartburn, and if I wake up I can feel him partying and have a hard time going back to sleep. I take what I can get and try not to dwell too much on how tired I am.
Movement: Some of the movement is getting painful now that he’s getting so much bigger. He definitely makes me cringe at least once or twice a day! I’m also officially going to predict that I think he’s going to be a snuggler. If he is awake, I can pretty much guarantee that if I rest my hand somewhere on my stomach, he’ll start moving and pushing up against me, no matter where I put my hand. He doesn’t do it for anyone else, but he does it for me almost every time!
What I miss: I miss my old body! I was flipping back through some of my old photos from the very beginning of my pregnancy, and I can’t believe how different I look now. I’m definitely starting to miss it quite a bit. I’m also really missing having my full mental capacity – Corey and I learned this week that we absolutely can no longer trust me to be the one to remember to do things or bring everything we need when we are going somewhere. I am so incredibly forgetful!
Cravings/Food aversions: Still eating slightly less than usual, but no real cravings or aversions. We’ve been eating a lot of really awful-for-us food lately because we were out of town for a week, so I’m just really excited about eating normally again!
Other Symptoms: Can’t get a full breath in, I have a hard time getting comfortable when I’m sitting on the couch (because he’s usually all up in my ribs), and I feel like I grow another inch every day.
What made me cry this week: Lots of crying over the last couple of weeks – Corey’s grandfather passed away, so we spent a (very stressful) week in Dallas with his family, and there were tears all around.
Favorite moment this week: Decorating for Christmas and knowing that it’s the last time we’ll have a Christmas as just the two of us! It’s a little bittersweet because we absolutely adore our little Christmases together, but I know it’s only going to get better from here. Corey and I both go a little crazy around the holidays, so we are both completely giddy over the Christmas season finally being here, and we keep telling each other that we can’t believe we’re (probably) going to have a baby NEXT MONTH (unless he decides to come in February, which is entirely likely…but I’m being optimistic and planning on him being a January baby)!!!