Monday, March 14, 2011

31 Weeks

I'm 31 Weeks Pregnant!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: Baby is the size of a head of lettuce!  And weighs about 4 lbs.  I don't know about you, but I've NEVER seen a head of lettuce that big - haha!
Total Weight Gain: Gained 27 lbs! 

Belly Growth: 16 inches.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes!!
Gender: It's a boy!  Jaxson Jeffrey Ellis

Movement: Constant!  He is starting to hurt me sometimes!

Sleep: Last night was my first really rough night of sleep.  I woke up once with a braxton hicks contraction, once to potty, and about two dozen other times trying to get comfortable.  But, shockingly, I'm not that tired this morning.  We shall see how the day goes!

Symptoms: I'm big and hungry - haha!  It is getting harder for me to bend over, and I am having braxton hicks almost everyday, but only a couple of very irregular ones.  I bent over in church yesterday to put the pen back in the pew, and twisted oddly and the pain took my breath away.  I am having to realize that I can't just continue on with business as usual.
Cravings: I'm still on the Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream.  When I go in to buy it, I buy two cartons (because it's cheaper) and I get so embarrassed.  Everyone looks at me funny!  I don't know why, if I was buying three cartons of ice cream at the grocery store, would that be weird?  I don't get it!
Emotions: Pretty good this week.  Hubby and I had a wonderful Saturday, and I felt like the most blessed girl in the world.  Sunday, he was a crab apple and I didn't want anything to do with him.  It's amazing how his emotions kind of roller coaster like mine do during this time.  I go between being so excited and wanting Jaxson to be here RIGHT NOW, to being scared to death.  We set up the mattress and his bedding yesterday, and I put a little stuffed animal in there to see how it looked, and it was frightening!  I'm worried we won't be good at this parenting stuff!

Best Moments of the Week - Our first childbirth class!  We actually enjoyed it!  And, I took my maternity photos!  I should have them back any day now, I can't wait to see!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week!


Nicole-Lynn said...

You look so so cute preggers! Love the picture! I'm sorry you've been in a little pain/discomfort. Jaxson will be here before you know it! You're basically in the home stretch! You have great progress and seem to be doing great, and no worries because I have a GOOD feeling you two will make awesome parents! :)

Anna said...

How exciting. You are getting so close! Who did your maternity pictures?

Candice said...

You will be an awesome mom, you have two of the best examples of parents I've ever met! I can't wait to see your maternity pics!

Mrs.Olson said...

So exciting. I just love seeing the updates !

michelle ellis said...

Nicole, that means so much to me, thank you!

Candice, thank you so much for reminding me of that :) If I can be half as patient and loving as my parents, I'll be just fine :)

Anna, my sweet friend Kelly did my maternity pics. It was so great because she didn't make me feel silly. I should have them back this weekend - I can't wait!