Mommy Monday: 31 weeks pregnant with number two!

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Happy Monday!

I hit the 31 week mark on Saturday, and I am so incredibly thankful to be feeling so well still! This pregnancy has been such a blessing...easy, fast, "normal"... I can't stop thanking God for this experience.

Today, James was sitting next to me on the couch and I felt the baby kicking. I asked J if he wanted to feel the baby, and placed his little hands on my stomach. James felt kicks and looked at me with this really amazed smile on his face and his eyes gleamed. Then, he laid his head on my stomach, and wrapped his arms around it, and just held his baby brother...it was seriously so special and so sweet. But THEN, as if that wasn't adorable enough, J jumped up, ran over and grabbed his water cup. He brought it over and held it up to my stomach, giving his baby brother a drink. I almost died, it was the most precious, sweet thing I have ever seen. I'm so proud of James...he's a truly one-of-a-kind little boy and he is already the best big brother!

James and I made no-bake toddler cookies and they turned out so yummy! James had so much fun making them and he did a really great job. He was very focused, haha. Baking is serious business! You can get the recipe we used for these cookies HERE

Now, for this week's survey:

How far along: 31 weeks 2 days

Total weight gain/loss: Up nearly 30 lbs as of my last appointment 1.5 weeks ago.

Maternity clothes? Yes!

Stretch marks? All around/above my belly button.

Sleep: Not great!

Best moment this week: James hugging his baby brother in my tummy and sharing his water with him. I mean, what more could a mama ask for? :)

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Movement: So much! :)

Food cravings: Peaches

Anything making you queasy or sick: No.

Have you started to show yet: Oh boy, yes haha

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks.

Belly Button in or out? Half in, half out...it looks kind of like a unicorn...haha

Wedding rings on or off? Off! Wearing a place holder ring.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. But a little cranky. And A LOT emotional. haha

Symptoms: Leg cramps, at night heart burn, light-headed, out of breath, THIRSTY, hungry all the time, stretch marks, spider veins, EMOTIONAL, hormonal, feet starting to hurt if I stand on them too long.

Thanks for following along! I love all of the e-mails and messages that I get from you guys! This is such a fun community, and I am so grateful to have connected with each of you!

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Mommy Monday: 31 Weeks!

Dress: Target // Shoes: Target // Sweater: Nordstrom

**This post was written yesterday but I'm just getting around to posting it today! :)** Happy Monday! It’s been a great week! On Wednesday, Ben and I met with our new perinatologist that we were referred to by our doctor down in CA. My cervix was still stable and the baby looked perfect, as usual! The new doctor was super nice and so encouraging! He said that now I am practically a normal pregnant lady! I don’t even have to go back to see him again! Woohoo! No more checking my cervix, because he said that at this point, my cervix would be shortening anyways in preparation for birth, so there isn’t a need to monitor it! Now I just need to look out for signs of preterm labor just like any other pregnant lady would! I still need to take it easy and keep off my feet as much as possible. But I don’t have to be as strict as before! He said just not to go wild. haha I’ve still been having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions, but again, normal. I am just supposed to go into Labor and Delivery to be monitored if I have more than 4-6 in an hour for a few hours in a row. Same as any other preggo at my stage in pregnancy! :)

It’s been so nice seeing friends and family now that we are back in WA! I love seeing everyone and getting to catch up with loved ones! I still can’t believe that we are back in Washington. Everything happened so suddenly and it’s just like a whirlwind!

Here's a fun transformation picture! I can't believe how much little boy has grown! 


How far along: 31 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Up about 25 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes!

Stretch marks? No!

Sleep: Not so great!

Best moment this week: Hearing that I’m almost a normal pregnant lady! :p

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Movement: Lots!

Food cravings: Nothing in particular!

Anything making you queasy or sick: No!

Have you started to show yet: Yep!

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks.

Belly Button in or out? Flat!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and emotional! :p

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, congestion, achey.

Thanks for reading! And thank you so much for the continued prayers and kind messages!!

xo, Anna