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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 30-31:
I swear my life has been a roller coaster these past few weeks. I told myself to make my blog posts about my PREGNANCY and less of a vent session. Then I decided that all these emotions are a big part of pregnancy. For now my head feels like it is going to BLOW so I am going to talk about my symptoms then come back to everything else that's been going on in a later post. This week I struggled with being uncomfortable. Some how Elena manages to push up on my ribs and bury her head in my hips at the same time. It has made my everyday actives hard. From holding Brayden to shipping packages. I am left crampy and out of breath. I never remember being this uncomfortable with Brayden. Then again he was A LOT higher and not on my pelvis as much.
Uncomfortable Frequent urination
Braxton hicks
Sore breasts
Blotchy face
Sore back
Dry Hair
This week's big developments: Baby is heading into a growth spurt. 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. She's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
Your body week 31 of Pregnancy: Chances are your diaphragm is feeling a little cramped these days. Okay, a lot cramped. That's because your uterus is pushing up against it (and all the other organs in there), crowding your lungs and making it more difficult for them to expand fully. The result: Your body is spare on air and will be until your baby drops near the end of pregnancy in preparation for birth. But don’t worry: Your baby is as happy as a clam because she’s getting his oxygen from the placenta.

Weight Gain/Loss: +14 pounds Sleep: Sleep has still been difficult. The only way I can explain it is that I am so crampy I can't get comfortable. Elena is already very low and when she moves around it often sends shooting pains.
Best Moment This Week: This past week I started to buy pieces of furniture for Elena's Nursery. I can't wait to get started on her room.
Movement: Her movement is less kicks and more rolls or bulges as she stretches out. I can't believe how big she is already. She pushes on my left hip bone and my ribs at the same time.
Food Cravings/Aversions: This week I have been enjoying smoothies. Main ingredients consist of a small cup of yogurt (various flavors), a splash of orange juice, a banana, a few strawberries and a few ice cubes. I haven't had a big appetite lately so these smoothies help me get a healthy food serving in if I am being too picky to eat. Plus they are delicious!
What I Miss: I am starting to miss not being pregnant. I'm not sure if I am just exhausted or just super anxious to have my baby girl here. A little over 60 days left!
Stretch Marks: I have noticed new marks on my sides and hips. I don't really feel like I am getting bigger in my thighs or anywhere close to how big I got with Brayden but I guess the body reacts differently with every pregnancy. I apply lotion and oils many times a day.
Mood: I am trying to focus on the good rather than dwelling on the negative but some days it is hard. Not only do I sometimes let my attitude get the best of me but also jealousy. Pregnancy makes it so hard to stay out of trouble and just bite your tongue.
Labor Signs: The only labor sign I have is my baby getting bigger every week.
Upcoming Appointments/Events: This Thursday I have my biopsy for the lump in my right breast then next Friday is my OBGYN appointment with my awesome Midwife. I can't explain how relieved I am to have her back. Just in time too! What I look forward to: Moving into a more permanent home, My baby sprinkle, Brayden's first birthday, the birth of my baby girl and marrying the love of my life.
Weekly Wisdom: There are things you’ll never understand, things you’ll never be able to comprehend. But I ask that you don’t judge me by who you think I am through my words, but by who I’ve proven myself to be through my actions. I’d like to give you an inside look into my life and who I live with day to day. The people who have been there through everything, and the people who have joined the journey for only a period of time. The activities I’m involved in and the people I’ve met along the way. The adventures I’ve gone on, and the struggles I’ve faced. Be prepared: My story isn’t a fairytale, and I’ve faced many hardships. But my life is perfect through my eyes, and I am so lucky to have what I have.
Starting weight 119lb - Starting waist measurement 31in.
I am now 133lbs and 39in


  1. I love your posts and I follow you on Instagram! keep posting! so Happy for you! so jealous that you are having a girl!

    1. I got blessed to have one of both! Thank you so much for the support it means the world to me.♡

  2. I love your weekly wisdom at the end of your posts! Little girls are so much fun! I'm excited for you and hope these next few weeks go by nice and fast and you can finally be holding your little lady! :)

    1. Thank you dear!♡ I am a sucker for quotes. I love the honesty in them. Only a few more weeks!

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