Monday, January 26, 2009
Here we are at about 31 weeks. Kate is getting big! (And by default so am I!) She should be about 16 inches long and weigh around 3.3 pounds. She can turn her head from side to side and her arms and legs are starting to plump out. Her movements are strong now, not little kicks but stronger, longer pushes at the sides of my belly. Sometimes she will be lying very still and then all of a sudden wiggle and move my whole belly around. Maybe a somersault? Sometimes those movements really startle me. Kate likes to kick and move as I'm trying to fall asleep, as well. Silly baby.
I feel good most of the time. Backaches are my largest complaint. They come up at any time, making church services, basketball games, movies, etc difficult at times. But there is an end in sight and really it's not too much to bear in order to be a part of bringing Kate into the world.
We are starting to have doctor appointments every 2 weeks now. We go again this week. I have to say that I LOVE this new doctor's office so far. The difference is night and day from the last one. This is probably one of the biggest blessings for me in moving during my pregnancy. This ob/gyn group is friendly, not rushed, answers my questions and just seems so much more welcoming. For those of you who know how frustrating the nurse was a the old place, you can imagine how relieving this is.
Two more months to go!