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
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!