My husband is finally off overtime so it's been nice to have him home earlier in the evening and on the weekends. My mom also did a last minute family/maternity session for us this weekend. It's a good thing we did it when we did, because it wouldn't be possible any longer.
How far along: 31weeks 5days
Weight gain: 16 lbs total
Movement: She has graduated to the rolling movements. It's funny to watch my belly when she is super active.
Symptoms: Other than when I have the bouts of preterm labor contractions, I'm feeling pretty good! When I was up and around too much I would have a lot of pelvic pressure/pain. Now with the rest that has become much better.
Labor: As long as I'm on my procardia regiment, I don't have any contractions. Right now I'm 1+ centimeters dilated, 70% effaced and Eliana is at a -3 station. In the past 10 days I haven't had too much change just slight.
I realize that the ultrasound photo is upside down, but when we tried to flip the photo, the pocket covered up too much of baby. I LOVE it anyhow!
Sleep: Sleep is so-so at the moment. Right before bedtime, I get these crazy "itchy" episodes all over. Not sure why, but it is so frustrating and uncomfortable. I'm getting up to pee 3/4 times a night as well.
Best Moment this Week: We made it through another week and also Parker's birthday party! I also pulled out the hospital bag and started packing it. I feel so unorganized this time around.
What I am looking forward to: Another week under our belt is all I ask for. Also, that we can finish up all the small details in the Parker and Eliana's room.
Next appointment: September 12th
I'm adding a few more "tidbits" now that I'm in the home stretch.
Belly Button in or out: In, it never went out when I was pregnant with Vanessa or Parker.
Feet Swelling: Not really, but my OB ordered me a pair of circulation socks to wear since I will be laying down most of the day.
Wedding rings on or off: I can still wear them, but after a while they start getting uncomfortable. When I'm home they are usually off.
Another sneak peek of the Parker and Eliana's room: