Monday, April 29, 2013

Baby Gardner- 31 weeks

How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain. 21 lbs
Baby Development.  Baby is growing fast, putting on about 1/2 lb a week from here until he is born.  He now is occupying my entire uterus with little room to turn.
Maternity Clothes?Haven't gotten any new maternity cloths, just making what I have work with a few maternity pants thrown in. Just waiting for maxi skirt and dress season.
Stretch Marks? Nope
Sleep? No problems with sleep, besides needing more of it.
Best Moment of the week? Surprising Ross with Kenny Chesney tickets in Des Moines for his birthday, he had no idea. And Baby G was rocking out, lots of kicks, especially when Eli Young Band was performing.
Symptoms? Started having Braxton Hicks this past week, so weird. Also my legs are starting to hurt if I am on my feet too much(which is pretty much all day).Also not able to spend an entire day shopping and running errands, after a few hours, i am spent.
Food cravings?  Strawberries, Watermelon, salt water taffy, and pita chips and hummus
Miss anything? Nothing in particular this week. Maybe being able to bend down and tie my shoe without difficulty.
Movement?All the time, especially at night.
Gender ? Little baby boy
Belly Button in or out? In!!!
Goals for upcoming week? Continue to work on little details for the nursery, get caught up on blog posts, and schedule our maternity pictures (we found a photographer and she is amazing)
Looking Forward to?  Our 3D ultrasound is this week, cannot wait to get a good look at this little guy. And my shower is on Saturday!! That means family, friends and lots of goodies for baby G!!
Thoughts? I am starting to get nervous about Baby G's arrival. Not because of our lives changing, but I just feel like I can keep him safe and sound where he is now. Once he is out, he is placed in this crazy world with so many misguided people. I like knowing my little guy is safe and nothing can hurt him. I never knew I could love something so much without even seeing it.


  1. Your surprise for Ross was beyond amazing! Awesome job wife!

  2. motherly love is truly wonderful!