First and foremost, a very happy birthday to my beloved Mother! She is my role model of a selfless, committed and dedicated parent and daily showers me with unconditional, relentless love. I could not be more blessed to have her presence in my everyday life.
This week marks 31 weeks, just over 2 months to go. Baby girl is 16 inches long, weighs about
3.3 pounds and the size of a coconut. She is apparently heading towards a growth spurt in the coming weeks; all her vital organs are developed and now all she has to do is plump up a bit before delivery.
Baby girl is moving like crazy, often keeping me up at night and reminding me of her presence all throughout the day. Here is a comparison of me with Kip at 31 weeks:
How am I Feeling?
I'm feeling just okay. My legs look battered and bruised, they swell and are painful. My iron stores bottomed out a few weeks ago, providing an answer for my endless fatigue and constant sleep. But I've learned to rely on God's strength and power to get me through each day. And He has been faithful, giving me grace and power everyday.
I'm sleeping great, other than the pesky heartburn that comes about each morning around 2am. I still think nap time should be a requirement for all pregnant mamas.
Of course. I'm trying to make some of my normal sweaters and shirts work with my growing belly but maternity clothes fit so much better. Not to mention Braydon's old tshirts and sweatshirts make great maternity wear.
Food Favorites or Aversions?
I'm not a fan of most meat except chicken and tuna fish, still grossed out by pasta sauce, chili and any sort of casserole. Loving protein smoothies, yogurt, bananas, orange juice and I'm obsessed with cottage cheese and edamame beans (not mixed together).
We've narrowed down to a few names and likely won't choose one until we see our baby girl's little face; however, we do have one name that stands out. But for now our lips are sealed.
Going for walks and having energy during the day. Eating all the tuna fish and sushi that I crave. Being able to hold Kip and still be comfortable. Oh and a Blue Moon sounds pretty good as the weather is warming up and the grill is going strong.
Best Moments of the Week?
Kip would say swinging outside in the sunshine, laughing with Great Grandpa Hy, exploring the yard and tool bench with dad, eating popcorn and peanut butter pancakes for every meal, building forts and learning to carry Tiger all on his own.
I'd say quality time with Braydon over the past few weeks. We are involved in a parenting small group, a Christian finance program and have found more time to simply enjoy one another's company and blend lives before our second little one makes an appearance.
Looking Forward to?
Hopefully a couple more months of resting and relaxing as much as possible. And spending some sweet and intentional time with Mr Kip; soon he will no longer be my one and only child. And of course, we can't wait to meet our little girl and have her complete our family.