How far along? 31Weeks! Since I am pulling for an end of September baby, possibly just 8 weeks to go =) Everyone in my family has a birthday in the 20s of whatever month they were born, and I am sure she doesn't want to be left out.
Baby Girl weighs about 3.3 pounds (similar to four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt ( I can verify this... I've been starving this last week). She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin.
Total weight gain: 20 lbs total (though I am sure this is more now.. it's been a few weeks since I've been to the OB).
Stretch marks? Not that I can see.
Sleep? Sleeping is hit or miss..... often more miss than hit. I'm very grateful for the full size bed that's set up but isn't in use by Owen yet. I know it will just get harder as I get closer, so I am trying to not get frustrated.
Best moment this week? Date night at Araka (my brother Ryan's restaurant). This picture was taken right before dinner. My parents kept O (overnight even!), and Ryan spoiled us truly. Course #1: Heirloom tomatoes (green velvet, grape, & peach) from Ryan's garden. He brought them in to work to serve to us with a bit of fresh mozzarella. We devoured it. Course #2: Lobster BLT sliders, served on a brioche bun. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Course #3: A trout duo. One side of the plate had a smoked trout, fingerling potato salad with a brown mustard vinaigrette (and I am sure other delicious things as well), and the other side of the plate had a seared Steel head trout over whipped Yukon Golds, swiss chard, and an olive salad. Course #4 (of which I took one bite) was our actual entree. I ordered an Amish chicken with fingerlings & broccolini (best chicken I've ever had), and Mike got a strip steak with swiss chard & a manchego cheese risotto. I kept eating the risotto off his plate. It was a pregnant woman's dream.
Miss anything? Energy.... though I know it will only continue to go downhill from here.
Movement? Minimal. She has me constantly praying for a kick so I know she's still alive.
Food craving? No change here! ICE water & COLD cereal with fresh fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick? NO!
Labor signs? Negative. A few Braxton-Hicks already, though.Symptoms? Last week I had a headache for 5 days, but this week I feel generally well (perhaps that is related to the prenatal massage Mike treated me to on Sunday). I even walked with O in the stroller for 45 minutes this morning at a lake. OUTSIDE. Praise the Lord for a cool morning!
Belly button in or out? Flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Depends... Saturday I couldn't get them on. Today I can. I think it's dependent on the heat.
Happy or Moody most of the time? I feel moodier lately than I have in the last few months... but I'll try to kick that for my hubby's sake!
Looking forward to? Finding a church. It's kind of stressful to navigate a new nursery system each week. Also really looking forward to going to "the Lake" (of the Ozarks) this weekend to celebrate Olivia's 6th birthday!