How far along: 31 weeks – this update is through 30w6d
Meds: Prenatals, DHA, Synthroid, Labatalol, Baby Aspirin, Levemir and Novolog
Baby is the size of: Cantaloupe
Belly pictures: This is a photo of me at 31w0d
Total weight gain: 18.5 lbs since transfer bringing me up to 163.5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Yes, I’m all about them. I am living in Old Navy and Gap tees – they are awesome!
Stretch marks: Still – Just the old ones I’ve had from the years of yo-yo dieting on my hips.
Sleep: Sleep has gotten a little better these past few days. I do toss and turn, but I’m not staying awake in the middle of the night for random hours.
Gestational Diabetes: Still trying to manage my blood glucose levels. My nutritionist continues to adjust my insulin dosage as baby and placenta continue to grow. I’m trying to consume about 135g carbs daily, but the past few days I’ve been eating more. I’m just starving and don’t exactly feel beef jerky all day long!
Symptoms/Feeling: No new symptoms. Other than the increase in the wanting of carbs.
Best moment of this week: Seeing family at my cousin’s MBA graduation dinner. It was the first time I saw family and it was really cute to see their excitement about our pregnancy. Our baby boy is actually the first baby on my mom’s side of the family that is here in CA.
Miss anything: I am missing the ability to eat whatever I want and whenever I want. But I can do this.. I’ve got 8-9 more weeks to go!!
Movement: He’s definitely moving around in there. I’m also realizing I’m going to seriously MISS THIS.
Food cravings: My huge splurge is Plain Greek Yogurt and Trail Mix (yes, with chocolate and dried fruit – don’t tell my nutritionist)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really……….
Boy or Girl: Boy!!
Labor signs: Goodness NO!
Belly button in or out: FLAT!! I noticed this last night. It’s super weird, but cool at the same time!! Now I really know my belly is just growing!!
Wedding rings on or off: Wedding band is off….BUT I got my engagement ring resized!!! SO I’m rocking my engagement ring and it makes me so happy!!
Happy or moody most of the time: Anxiety is slowly creeping in….. Or is it excitement?
Purchases/preparations for baby:
We painted the nursery and I absolutely love it. I scheduled carpet cleaners to come this Wednesday and after that we will start setting up the nursery. I can’t wait!! Also, it will allow me to really organize all of the baby’s stuff in the closet, our hospital bag, etc. I’m so excited I just can’t wait!!
Looking forward to: Setting up the nursery!!