I'm currently 32 weeks along, so let's look back on week 31.
How I'm feeling: Pretty good. The belly just keeps growing. Baby Moe is moving a lot, which has me gasping at moments with the strength of some of the kicks and movements, but it's fun none the less.
Baby: is the size of a pineapple (~15.2 to 16.7 inches, 2.5 to 3.8 pounds) and the same range as the last few weeks. He/she also has all five senses now, which is both crazy and cool to think about!
Weight gained: 22 lb.
From my hike w/ mom in Central Oregon
Running is pretty much out of the question at this point. I am still able to jog for short spurts (1 min or so), but it sort of seems pointless and it's not super comfortable, so I'm looking for other creative ways to get my heart rate up (weight lifting, hiking/walking on an incline, aqua jogging, etc.).
What I'm wearing: I'm having to get creative with some of my workout attire, either wearing the same tanks again and again, wearing my Old Navy maternity tanks, or layering my long tanks with a shorter top so my belly is covered up.
Baby preparations: A lot happened this week! We picked up the crib from my old coworker who had offered theirs to us, ordered our Bob jogging stroller from REI, got a mattress pad/cover, met our pediatrician, and started washing some of the baby items. We also got a new chair for the living room so that we (and guests who come to visit) have more room to sit.
Cravings: Sweets and grilled sandwiches (but still trying to get 5-8 servings of veg & fruit per day). I made these NY Times chocolate chip cookies, but didn't let the dough chill. Come on, who thinks 24 hours in advance regarding baking cookies?
Random: My belly button has definitely popped out at this point. And my wedding ring still fits.
On a non baby note...
I finally jumped on The Girl on the Train bandwagon and am really enjoying the book. I totally understand why every blogger I know seems to have recommended it. I don't read a lot of books and I'm already 2/3 of the way through the book after two days of reading!
Besides The Girl on the Train, do you have any other favorite recent reads? What are you looking forward to this week?
The Third Trimester: Weeks 29 and 30
The Third Trimester (eeks!)
A Baby Shower
Where does all the weight go?