Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bumpdate: Week 31

How far along are you? 31 weeks  
Total Weight Gain: 23 pounds 
Maternity Clothes? Yup, mostly.
Stretch Marks? None on the belly. I'm finding more on my thighs and hips. These hips don't lie... 
Sleep: Pretty dang good. I'm giving in to naps like nobody's business. 
Best moments: Talking about co-sleeping with our baby. I didn't think it would be a thing that Ryan would want to do, but he brought it up while we window shopped for a bassinet. (Maybe he just doesn't want to spend money on one, hah!) 
Movement? Yes. And sometimes it hurts! 
Food Cravings: Ice cold watermelon. 
Symptoms: Just the usual aches, fatigue, thirst, hunger, heartburn, and constant urge to pee. 
Belly Button in or Out? Out. 
Happy or Moody? Happy! 
Looking Forward to: My sister-in-law called to say she'll be in Phoenix on Labor Day. Woohoo! She's planning on going to a concert and asked if I would/could come. I'll be extremely pregnant by that time, with only a couple of weeks until the baby arrives. I think I'll opt out this time, but hey, I can still see her. 
We were given a DVD from the birth center to watch this week. It's about natural birth and the stages of labor, all that good stuff. There was a bit about the history of different birthing methods around the world. I saw the most horrifying things- there was a clip from the 1930s of a woman "giving birth", completely unconscious. I won't go into it.... Watching babies being born isn't the cutest thing. It makes me think, "What the heck am I doing??!! Why is this so gross??" but our midwife explained that watching it happen to other people, complete strangers, is completely different than experiencing it. My baby may look gross to other people, covered in all that nasty stuff, but hopefully she'll still look super cute to me. Plus, I'll have all these endorphins running! 

If you're a mom, feel free to tell me your experience of first seeing your baby in the comment section. I just really like these stories and they give me confidence :) 


  1. Haha I think that giving birth is so icky too. Maybe I'm just too immature for this stuff (hence is why we're not having babies any time soon). I do think that once it will happen to you it will be a beautiful and unforgettable thing. You look darling in your pictures. You certainly have that "pregnancy glow".


  2. I'm not a mom, but I was there when my sister's kids were born, and it wasn't gross at all. And I'm soooo not a baby/kid person. Well, mostly anyways, I have changed since my niece and nephew, but ya it's mostly just exciting, and like all you can think about is the baby and how they're here, so even though they're covered in goop it doesn't look super gross. That's about all the opinion I can offer! Ha! Good luck with everything!

  3. OMG! Congratulations! The pictures are wonderful! So, so happy for you and hoping that everything continues to go well

  4. My nurse knew how much I hated blood so she got everything cleaned up as soon as possible without me seeing. Since I had to have stitches, he was wiped down and bundled by the time I got him. It didn't phase me at all that he still had some gunk on him (pre-bath), it's just like when they puke our blow out their diaper - you know they need you so you don't care about the gross stuff. You will definitely be high on adrenaline and endorphins. Looking back I barely remember the pain and for me, it was better than the anxiety I get when it comes to getting an iv. I would have been amazed if I could have received an epidural without freaking out.
    For co-sleeping, check out those little beds you can put in your bed or clamp to the side. If you're not careful it can be incredibly dangerous and when you're sleep deprived it's easy to forget they're there and accidentally cover them up or squish them.


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