I am getting later and later on posting these posts. I hit 31 weeks on Thursday and boy and I am feeling it! This week I am back to taking a mid-naps like I did in the first trimester.
I went on a fun field trip to Stephenville to visit my friend's college, I suppose I did not drink enough water because my hands and feet swelled up in the evening... never had that happen to me and let me tell you this... swelling hurts! Matthew gave me cold water to put on my hands and put my feet up and finally the swelling went down. Then while eating dinner I made the mistake of getting up too fast and pulled a muscle in my stomach. I was hurting for the rest of the day, I looked like an old lady trying to get to places. I was super worried I pulled something off my uterine wall and hurt our baby some how... lucky for me baby was kicking up a storm when I was going to bed. Loved that baby was super hyper but... baby's feet against my pulled muscle was quiet painful. I am glad that I am feeling much better today and my swelling is gone.
A couple days ago my sister Gabby, put the finishing touches on the rug I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. It is super cute! I am very pleased with it. I am going to make another rug to try and balance the room a bit more. Here are some pictures of the rug.
Matthew is still working on the crib which could be a good thing seeing as I still have yet to find a crib set that I like.
Our baby shower is about 15 days! I am hoping we have a good crowd come to it. I am looking forward to the food, what pregnant women would not?
Matthew and I started to read to our mini us, I think our baby is enjoying the reading time because little one is kicking up a storm when listening to the story. So far we read baby Singer "The Incredibles" and "Elmer the Dog". I wonder, after the baby is born, how long it will be before we have time to read to our kido again.
Last week my family bought me some cute dresses for the baby shower and my graduation. I cannot to share pictures of me in them! I am hoping I will be able to fit in them till the end!
Well that is it for now, going to go work on rug #2 now.
Your Baby Week 31:
Your baby now weighs about 3.5 lbs (1600g) and measures about 18 inches (40cm) in total and about 11.2 inches (28cm) from crown to rump.
Your baby's increasing size means that she has less room to move around in your uterus.
Your baby could already be moving into the head-down position.
Your baby's lungs are maturing and their lining, which prevents air sacs from collapsing, is growing. This lung development means that your baby would have a much greater chance of survival if he were born prematurely.
About 16 fluid ounces of blood are flowing through the wall of your uterus to the site of the placenta, though your blood never mixes with your baby's blood. It is separated by the placental barrier which is a very thin wall. Water, nutrients and waste are exchanged across this barrier at a rate of 0.3 fluid ounces per second.
Your baby swallows amniotic fluid and urinates.
Your baby's ears are sufficiently developed to hear and recognize your voice, the voices of other family members as well as familiar musical tunes.
Your Baby Week 28:
Your baby weighs about 2.5 lbs (1.1kg) and is about 10 inches (25cm) from crown to rump and 15.75 inches (35 cm) long from head to toe.
At this time, the baby has tastebuds which allow it to distinguish between sweet, sour and bitter tastes.
Brain tissue and brain development increases at this time as your baby grows the folds and grooves needed for a developed brain.
Eyebrows and eyelashes are probably present and the hair on your baby's head is growing longer.
Your baby's body is filling out, getting a bit fatter as fat deposition continues, but it is still somewhat red and wrinkled.
Your baby is big enough for his presentation to be determined. That is, your caregiver can probably tell how your baby is oriented in your uterus. He may be breech (bottom down) or head first. If your baby is in a breech position now, there is no need to worry as there is still plenty of room and time for your baby to change positions.
Your baby can feel pain and respond to it in the same way as a full term baby.