Thursday, December 21, 2017

31 Weeks with Baby Number 3

Currently 32 weeks and 5 days! 

This Week:

Definitely a better week then last but I am so looking forward to a little break over the holidays! Put my feet up more and spend more time at home "nesting".   

Baby This Week: 

Baby is the size of a foam finger this week! 

Maternity Clothes:

I have two main shirts that I wear a lot. Two long sleeved shirts, one in green and one in black. I rotate those shirts pretty regularly but I noticed the other day that they both have holes in them! The green one has a hole in the elbows and the black has a tiny hole in the belly! These are the shirts that I got for my pregnancy with Sam and they owe me nothing! I have worn them SO much. They are almost thread bear. I'm gonna try to still make them work until baby arrives! 

Stretch Marks/Weight: 

Some new stretch marks really low in the belly but that's about it. Haven't been to the doctor for a while so no new weight update. 


Baby is moving like crazy! 

Food Aversions/Cravings:

Nothing really much this week. I love cold things. Fruit, smoothies, cheese, crunchy carrots. I also REALLY love the idea of chocolate icing. 


I think the "usual" stuff for this point in a pregnancy. Heartburn, sore back, insomnia, having to pee more, hip pain. Sam told me the other day I walk like a penguin. 

What I Miss:

I miss being able to get dressed without having to sit down. I have to sit to put on socks, underwear and pants because it is too painful to attempt it standing up. 

Labor Signs/Health Update:

I actually thought this was going to be an uneventful week with no update for this category. Well without any warning, late Friday night (31 weeks, 6 days), I was just lying down to bed and Ryan had left for work because it was snowing. All the sudden my upper back started to get sore. 

Within an hour I was in extreme pain from a gallstone attack and the pain was causing very painful and regular (5 minutes apart or less) contractions. I was hands and knees on the kitchen floor trying to dial my phone for help. Thankfully, Jilly came to stay with Sam who was sleeping and my brother drove me off to meet up with Ryan to head to the hospital. Longest drive! Ugh! 

They brought me into triage right away, assessed the contractions and gave me some morphine and nausea meds (the pain was causing me to be sick at this point). As the pain went away, so did the contractions. They monitored me until 3:00 AM and then we were discharged with instructions to forego any meds at home for any future attacks and just come straight to triage. They just don't want me dilating any with the cerclage. Any sign of dilation at all, and they have to immediately take out the stitch. Eep! It was a good trial run to the hospital though! Getting help, getting to the hospital, getting to the right door in the middle of the night! I feel actually a little more prepared having gone through it once now! 


Can't wait to know! 

Wedding Rings/Belly Button

Very flat belly button but rings are still good! 

What I'm Looking Forward To/Best Moment:

There were a lot of great moments this week! At exactly 31 weeks, we saw the local parade and saw Santa! 

We also met with friends for supper and visit! 

And finding laughter in my gallstone attack. I was in so much pain that I wasn't even thinking. I arrived at the hospital wearing blue stripe PJ pants, no underwear, no socks, no bra, a large budweiser beer t-shirt and my grandpa's old lambing sweater. I couldn't help but laugh at myself once the pain meds kicked in. A couple of the nurses and I had fun making light of the "trailer park" look of beer t-shirt and my big belly sticking out under it. 

Daddy This Week:

Another big work week for Daddy and night shifts. There was one night he didn't have to work and we slept in the same bed for the first time in almost 3 weeks. It was weird! I kept thinking how loud he breathed! ha ha! Here's hoping for nice weather over the holidays to spend a few more days together!  

Big Brother Sam:

Someone is SUPER pumped for Christmas. Santa was waving and calling Sam by name during the parade which made him very proud! I love seeing the magic through him. Every morning we turn on his little Christmas tree and lay down to snuggle under the glow of its lights. It's such a peaceful time. 


I've said it before that I am REALLY craving a cold beer. Somehow I don't understand the logic that is not being able to have a glass of beer while pregnant but being given morphine twice now to help with pain! ha ha! 


1 comment:

  1. Glad everything turned out for you . I guess it would be scary. I hope you get no more attacks before baby comes. So exciting to see small kids so excited for Santa, love seeing their faces. xo