How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Size: Ryan is likely a little over 16 inches long and a bit more than 3.3 lbs.
Gender: It's a boy--Ryan
Movement: This weekend I told my mom I was starting to notice patterns with his movement and lack of movement (naps). This week, he's decided to kick that to the curb and throw a continual salsa party.
Sleep: Oh gracious. If I get up less than 5 times a night, I'm feeling pretty good.
(What I hate about lack of sleep: if you mention it at all--even if you're not complaining--people tend to resort to the same snide comment: "Get used to it!")
Maternity Clothes: I wear them most
Symptoms: The alien being that is my stomach. Heartburn.
Aversions: Chicken. Mostly.
Cravings: Last week, all I wanted was a box of pop-tarts, a Pasta House salad and a beer.
For the record, no. I didn't indulge.
What I miss: I'm so grateful to be
pregnant. I can't think of one thing I should be missing.
toward pregnancy: I'd like to tell you I've handled my mild weight gain with grace and joy. Occasionally, though, I fail to mention that Favorite, more than once, has had to answer this inane question: "Did my stomach always look like this?"
Don't misinterpret. I am so, so grateful for my belly. Incredibly so. My faith has been renewed in my body's ability to do something I thought it would never, ever do.
There is a teensy part of me that worries about how my body will look two weeks after Ryan's delivery.
I have no delusions of grandeur. I know it won't be the same. A large part of me is grateful for that fact because when you've waited so long for something, the last thing you want is for everything to be the same. I guess I just get nervous when it comes to establishing a new normal.
Best Moment this
week: Num-Num and KK were running into the living room and screaming "SURPRISE" at Favorite as loudly as they possibly could. And every time they did? Ryan went crazy. I think the loud noises scared the bejeezus out of him.
What I'm looking forward to:
I get to have a baby shower! Like with presents. For a baby. That's my baby. With real people. Loving on my baby.
It's just a couple of weeks away. And then we're down to Project: Organize the Nursery. Favorite and I are hanging the peg board at the end of this week *hopefully*. When that happens, I'll try to get pictures of how it turned out.