Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thirty One Weeks Today :)

Today I am Thirty One Weeks! Here is what is going on this week:

Welcome to week 31. Can you believe all five of baby’s senses are fully developed? She also keeps getting smarter. That’s probably good to know, since you might actually feel a little dumb. You’re not! It’s just that many moms-to-be find themselves acting absentmindedly during the third trimester. Some say that “pregnancy brain” isn’t a proven physical ailment, but can you think of another time in your life when you’ve had more on your mind than now? We’re guessing no. That right there is enough of a reason to be so forgetful. From 31 weeks on, you’re bound to feel a lot of the same symptoms -- some may get worse, some may become bearable. And you might start to have more trouble getting around as you get heavier and feel more and more short of breath. Remember not to push yourself too much. It’s good for you and baby to get some exercise, but definitely take breaks to rest as much as you need.

Your baby's the size of a squash!
She's about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds this month. She's getting so big, she's probably crowding your lungs.

Your baby at 31 weeks
She's going through major brain and nerve development.
Eye development, too. Her irises now react to light!
All five of her senses are in working order.
Courtesy of The Bump.

Next week I will possibly change to What To Expect. We shall see. :)

My throat is sore today. :( It really sucks because there is only so much I can take and I don't have ANY of it here. Warm salt-water gargle it is. GROSS! But at least it helps. Coffee and hot chocolate taste much better and help too but I don't wanna drink too much of them because we don't have any milk either and they just don't taste as good without milk. (Geez we really need to make a trip to the store!) 

Happy Wednesday!

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