My 31 Weeks Pregnancy Update is finally here. Hearing that I’ve surpassed 31 weeks in pregnancy still shocks me lol. I still can’t believe how fast my pregnancy is flying especially now that it’s getting closer to my due date approaching in May. With that said I definitely want to capture all of that’s left of my pregnancy since there’s only about 8 weeks or so left. My pregnancy updates after today will now be featured on my blog every Monday (Mommy Monday’s Under – Lifestyle). I hope that you guys will enjoy following my journey as a soon to be mother of 2 ?.
How far along? This past week I was 31 weeks pregnant and for the most part I’ve felt pretty good. I would have high bursts of energy during the day followed by an overwhelming deep exhausting feeling towards 2pm and for the remainder of the day.
How big is the baby? According to my Ovia app My little Sugar Baby is the size of a motorcycle helmet. I could definitely tell she’s running out of room in my belly her movements are beginning to feel a lot stronger and I swear I can either feel her hands or feet pressing up against my belly as she moves. She makes me wonder all the time which body part is which lol! ??
Total weight gain/loss? This week I’ve lost about 2 pounds currently my Total weight gain is 148 at 31 weeks pregnant. I do blame that on my low carb/sugar diet. If things keep going this way I won’t have much to lose after I deliver (Wishful Thinking). I know these next couple of weeks she will be gaining lots of weight so we shall see how things go for my next pregnancy update.
Maternity clothes? Can you believe I have yet to really buy any Maternity Clothes other than Maternity Jeans? I honestly still don’t know how I’ve come this far without purchasing a few Maternity items lol. I have purchased a couple of items since the early stage of my pregnancy however most if not all are items I can use after pregnancy as well ??.
Stretch Marks? So far I only have the stretch marks from my previous pregnancy I use Palmers Vitamin E Moisturizing oil everyday multiple times a day. I hope I don’t get any in the future at least on my belly! I’ll be sharing this more in detail with you guys soon both on my blog & YouTube channel ?.
Sleep? This word no longer exists in my vocabulary lol I do better with naps than I do with actually sleeping throughout the night. Sleeping has become incredibly uncomfortable and I honestly have been trying my best to get as much rest as I can. The uncomfortable feeling is not so much due to the baby moving around or kicking but more so because of how uncomfortable my body feels now that she has very little room ?.
Best moment this week? The best moment this past week I definitely have to say was my husbands birthday. At 31 weeks pregnant it’s pretty difficult to find energy to get dressed up but I planned a Surprise dinner for him with all of his favorite foods which included Honey BBQ Wings, Steak and of course Rice. Mya (My daughter) & I also purchased a Carvel Oreo Cake to sing Happy Birthday with. We decorated our bar cart and my foyer wall with some Target Dollar Spot items ??.
Symptoms ? Aside from an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion I have to say one of my symptoms has to be my breathing becoming heavier. I catch myself having to take multiple deep breaths sometimes in order to feel like I’m getting some oxygen in my lungs lol! Another thing has been chapped lips I literally can’t moisturize them enough ?!
Food cravings? Literally anything and everything that has sugar or carbs! lol This past week I wanted pizza, lasagna, donuts, cake you know the works. Unfortunately at this time I can’t indulge in the majority if any of my cravings at all. Talk about making a pregnant woman go mad lol ?.
Food aversions? Anything and everything on my current nutrition plan lol! ?
Gender? We have known the gender to our baby since December however we waited until our 20 week ultrasound to confirm it for us. You can watch my Gender Reveal by clicking here ??
Movement? Lots of movement lately. Next week she should be getting into position (head down) but in the meantime I can definitely feel her rolling, moving and what seems to be kicking & punching at times too ??!
Labor signs? So far I don’t think I’ve had any labor signs which is a good thing. Although, I’m ready for her to arrive; I want to make sure she comes when she is ready and fully developed.
Wedding Rings on or off? Definitely still on I’m definitely happy about this and hope I can continue to wear them for the remainder of the pregnancy ?!
Belly button in or out? My belly button is still in thankfully I hope it stays that way for the remainder of the pregnancy. I will say though I don’t think it can stretch much more lol ?
What I miss? I’m not sure that I miss anything to be quite honest but then again I can’t remember anything nowadays at 31 weeks pregnant #pregnancybrain is in full mode??
What I’m looking forward to? Right now I’m in total nesting mode so the main things I’m looking forward to is finally completing my sugar baby’s nursery and having everything super organized and in its place ?.
31 Weeks Pregnancy Milestones – According to my ovia pregnancy app:
“Baby’s getting awfully close to her birth height, but she still might have 3-5 lbs. (1.35-2.25 kg) to go. She’s more flexible in the neck than before, allowing her to turn her head with ease. Your Braxton-Hicks contractions are probably increasing in frequency – your body’s way of preparing itself for delivery.”
How’s Baby at 31 Weeks Pregnant? – According to my ovia pregnancy app:
“Baby is beginning her final preparations for delivery, as her senses are now intact, she continues to pile on that baby fat, and her immune system is nearly ready to fight and prevent illness all on its own – Baby just needs some time outside of the womb for it to fully develop.
Her brain and nerves continue to develop under her head, which is still very soft because the bones that make up the skull are not yet fused together so that she can pass as easily as possible through the birth canal. These soft spots, or fontanels, won’t fuse together to turn Baby’s skull into one, solid piece, until she is about two, or a little younger. Baby is growing more flexible in her neck and joints every day, so she is going to be making a lot of movements down there in the next two months. She might be close to 17 ½ inches (44.5 cm) tall, the size of a head of lettuce, and weighs over 3 ½ lbs (1.6 kg), though could still grow 3-5 more lbs. (1.35-2.25 kg) in the coming weeks.”
Here’s my 31 Weeks Pregnant Bump:
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xoxo, Melissa ?