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Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

Hello! Single digit weeks left here! Things are starting to feel real and I am kind of freaking out a little. I just want to feel prepared and ready for baby and there are so many decisions to be made it really stresses me out sometimes! I have to take a deep breath!

31 Weeks

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We enjoyed my sister in laws wedding this past week which was fun but extremely tiring. Weddings=way more fun when you’re not pregnant, in case you were wondering. We are supposed to go to another wedding in June when I’ll be 37 weeks and I reeeeeeallly don’t want to miss it, but gosh it was exhausting. I’m playing it by ear and seeing how I feel.

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Still feeling generally good and able to get through the days. My main issue has been SI joint and back pain, inhibiting me from doing basically any exercise besides swimming. I plan on going to a physical therapist to get their opinion but I doubt it will help considering it never did when I had this issue before. I just want to know what I should be avoiding and what I should be doing to help this. For example everyone says yoga is so great for pregnant women but last week after my weekly class I was in quite a bit of pain. If it’s just gentle stretching on my own it’s fine but being in a class  you don’t really control the moves you do and I, craving and wanting so bad a decent workout, push myself to do the moves. At least I can still swim and hopefully the pain will subside when baby is born. I knew in my heart this was going to be an issue again since I had it before I was pregnant and at least I can say it didn’t really hit until 24 ish weeks and I was able to workout for the majority of my pregnancy.

Some other symptoms:

*Some shortness of breath and rib pain on the left side (something’s poking me! Hoping it’s a foot and not a head!)

*Random heartburn

*Severe addiction to ice cream

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*Sweet tooth in full force. Not hungry for anything but ice cream or cookies honestly.

*Feet swelling- this was lovely- especially at the wedding last week

*Sleep has been better since we got our new mattress!!!!!!! Hallelujah. I’m now only waking up like 1-2 X to pee (!!!!!!) and maybe like 3 times total each night.

*General fatigue when doing too much

After the wedding last week I basically kicked it into high gear with getting ready. I want to get as much checked off the list because May and June tend to fly by under normal circumstances! We got a door for the nursery (the room didn’t have one previously), I did some post partum food prep, and I also ordered some nursing bras and tanks.

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Food Prep- homemade frozen pizzas! This idea is brilliant because I’ve been spending like $5-6 on those Amy’s Organic frozen pizzas for busy nights. These are really going to come in handy.

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Two chicken dishes frozen and ready to cook! I also made around 30 (un-pictured) twice baked potatoes. I’m thinking I might have to do a massive prep like this once a month regularly. I still do food prep on Sundays but it is really tiring and I generally dread it. If I did this like once a month that would leave less to do on weekly Sundays.Eating healthy is hard work! But worth it. I keep telling myself that it’s worth the money I’ll save ordering out when we have a newborn.

Like I said I just want to be prepared and ease as much stress as possible for before and after the baby is born. I’m patiently awaiting my shower so I can go crazy buying up everything I don’t get. Is this stupid? Should I start buying stuff now? Waiting is giving me extreme anxiety. I feel like I should have had the shower sooner. Like all I have is a crib. With no mattress. In an empty room. And 2 nursing bras.

I’m still trucking along with the Hypnobabies birth program. Can’t help feeling some anxiety however about going ahead with a natural birth, but have to try to stay positive and stay off the internet (ha).

Well this was pretty random and rambling but I figured an update was due. I really am excited and over the moon about baby and trying not to be negative and worried but sometimes my thoughts just take over.

What made you feel most prepared for your first child? Or do you just not ever feel ready?

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