As the Bump Grows: Week 31

June 23, 2014 As the Bump Grows, Pregnancy 6

Oh, we’re on Week 31 now. Almost done my 7th month of pregnancy. Things are moving along nicely. Here’s hoping I can make it home safely and without any complications.

And now for the belly shot:

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I don’t think I look any bigger, but people keep telling me I do.

Baby Size: About the size of a Coconut – 3.5lbs, 16in
Gender: Girl
Movement: This girl is seriously using my bladder as her own personal soccer ball!
Weight Gained: 1lb
New Pregnancy Symptoms: This isn’t new, but that pelvic pain has reached a whole new level of pain. It’s definitely a lot worse than with my last pregnancy. Sleep has become a problem, and depending on the way I sit, it’s pretty difficult for me to walk without experiencing pain. If I even move the wrong way, I seriously have to yelp in pain. And I still have like 8-10 weeks left. Sigh. Oh yeah, I’ve also noticed that I’m starting to break out into hives on one of my thighs, which I heard is a common thing in pregnancy, too. Joys!
Cravings/Aversions: No aversions. As for cravings, I guess I’ve craved the occasional cookie, ice cream, and cupcake here and there. I love my sweets! Lol. Oh, and I gotta have that burger once a week.
Sleep Changes: Well, due to the pelvic pain, the only way I can sleep now is by sitting up. I hate it because my butt gets numb, but if I try to lay down and then get up, the pain has reached near-debilitating levels. I seriously can’t walk right if I get up after laying down, so I’d rather save myself from the pain. It was crazy because it started Monday night. I slept laying down, on my side, with pillows, as usual. I had to get up to go to the bathroom and almost had to drop to my knees from the pain. It was very intense and I could barely move. The rest of the week I slept sitting up and even though it’s a pain in my butt, I’m able to get out of bed without any pain.
How I’m Feeling: Still having my good days and my bad days. School is definitely stressing me out and I’m missing my family like crazy. Only 10 days left.
Anything Else: I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I had some new stretch marks growing on my right side and they have been itching like crazy! My poor body!

Thanks for following along on this journey with me. See you next week!

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6 Responses to “As the Bump Grows: Week 31”

    • Vi

      Haha, I’m glad I’m doing that for you, at least. Yeah, I think it’s because I hardly work out so that’s why my body goes crazy when it’s pregnant. Who knows. Thank you so much!

    • Vi

      Thank you so much! I’m sleeping a little better nowadays, so thank goodness for that. Lol.

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