Saturday, March 23, 2013

31 Weeks and Bumpdate

How many weeks:
31 Weeks
*End of the 7th Month*

How big is Ellie:
The size of a pineapple

Maternity Clothes:
Couldn't live without them!  I've also been wearing nursing bras for over a week now and they're fabulous.  It's much more comfortable than my regular bras that I've outgrown!!

Weight Gain Alert!
155 lbs
Gained this week:  0 lbs
Total weight gain:  32 lbs

I can see my entire stomach move when Elliana decides to move.  Sometimes I think my skin will stretch open because she makes such big movements.

Food Cravings:
Oreos.  I actually made a special trip to the grocery store for Oreos on Wednesday afternoon.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches on Wheat Bread- I have on each day right now

Food Aversions:
There's not anything in particular that has made me sick.  I don't like pasta and red sauce at home, but I crave my Italian Nanny's homemade meatballs and "sooka" (red sauce).

My Current Eating Pattern:
My appetite is still nothing like it used to be.  I just eat when I'm hungry and try to snack a lot.

fatigue in the evenings, frequent urination, indigestion, bloated feeling, acid reflux, heartburn, swollen feet and hands, tender breasts, breast changes, JOY, hip pain- are they widening, sore ab muscles and ribs, forgetful, not emotional-but aggravated easily

Brandon traveled Wednesday night this week and I didn't sleep well with him gone.  Other than that, I wake up at least once to go to the potty and drink some water.  My back is still hurting, but we don't have much longer!

What do I miss:
As awful as this sounds, I miss having a glass of wine.  I know that I still have a while because I just can't really see myself drinking and then having to pump and dump my precious breastmilk!

Best moment of the week:
Hearing baby girl's heartbeat

Worst moment of the week:
Feeling like my Bronchitis was back!

What am I looking forward to:
Making it to the 8th month of pregnancy next week!

Becoming a full-time stay at home wife and mom.

"Elliana is close to measuring her birth length.  Baby girl is now processing information, tracking light, and perceiving signals from all five senses."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting


Going for the nautical look today!  Why yes, that's NOT a maternity sweater and I could make it button, but it would probably fly open and poke someone's eye out!  


  1. You look great! I hope I look as good when I'm that far along.

  2. Getting there! Congrats on hitting the milestone of giving up work. You're looking great! Isn't it amazing that there's still some growing to do? Seeing your pics makes me wonder how fat I'm going to get in a few more weeks.

  3. YAY! for only 9 more weeks, it could be even sooner, who knows?! You look great!

  4. Wow, you are looking pretty good! Can't believe how much closer we are getting.

  5. Good news for you! Pumping and dumping is totally unnecessary unless you're drinking a lot. When you're pregnant, what you eat and drink goes straight to the baby, so it's scary to drink while pregnant. But breastmilk is made from blood, so unless your blood alcohol level is elevated, you're just fine. I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL but I did read La Leche League's book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, cover to cover. It's basically the breastfeeding Bible. I would totally recommend it. So anyways, do a little more research. You may be pleasantly surprised that a glass of wine is totally safe while nursing.


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