Today marks only 62 more days to go! We simply cannot wait to meet our little Jr. On Sunday, Andrew worked diligently to assemble the crib without instructions. We came close to not being able to finish, as we thought we had lost some screws over the years. Luckily, I was able to locate the missing screws in our junk drawer. I am famous for tossing miscellaneous items, so it definitely was a blessing that I held on to those particular screws. The baby’s room is all set and ready for his arrival in the coming weeks. The new baby mattress was delivered today. All, that is really left are a few necessity items on our Target baby registry.
We have decided to plan the baby shower for after Jr. arrival since March-April are very busy months for our family, filled with multiple birthdays. For the baby shower we will be requesting guests to bring a book to help build Jr. library. One thing we have learned from having multiple children is the difference between what is necessary and what is not. For our first daughter, Abby we were so overwhelmed with gifts and appreciated them all. We were even able to pass items down to our second daughter, Hope. Our registry with Jr., is far more simpler as we know what items we really will use and what items we more than likely will not. We are definitely looking forward to sharing our blessing with you all once he makes his debut.
31 Week Milestones & Current Events:
- Baby is the size of a Coconut
- Measuring about 17 1/2 inches and weigh a little over 3.5 lbs
- Baby still has about 3-5 more lbs to gain in the coming weeks
- Baby is becoming more flexible in his neck and joints
- Baby is sleeping for longer durations – until I drink or eat something sweet 🙂
- Mommy is experiencing frequent episodes of shortness of breath due to the crowding of the growing baby around my lungs
- Lower back pain is on the rise once again
- It is getting more and more difficult to get comfortable at night and fall asleep (Hubby uses half of my body pillow for his own comfort)
With only two months to go, I plan to pack my hospital bag this weekend. I rather be over-prepared than under-prepared. I delivered our oldest at a little over 40 weeks; she simply was not ready. Our second daughter came early at 34 weeks, not to much of a surprise for me since I woke up that morning to go to my appointment and I honestly felt like I could not carry her another day it was so much weight that I was carrying with her. I heard that once you have had multiples, labor comes faster. (myth? or nah?)
Now on to the part you all have been reading for… today I weighed in at 172.4 lbs. At my OB/GYN appointment last week my doctor is not concerned with my minimal weight gain. It’s very clear that baby is like a parasite and is taking everything from me for his own selfish benefit. The only thing getting bigger on me is my belly, which is a great reminder that baby is growing well. I am otherwise losing weight/fat in my arms and legs. Hopefully, it will be easy for me to reach my pre-pregnancy weight after delivery. Breastfeeding definitely helps with this process. I am looking forward to Friday as I will have another Ultrasound to confirm baby is in the correct position and to get a more accurate weight estimate of baby. At my last Ultrasound baby was measuring about 1.5 week bigger than what aligns with my predicted due date of 5/14. I will continue to keep you all posted!