Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 31. This week baby has grown to 3 1/3 Lbs and is about the size of a coconut. What do you think of this weeks bump photos – I think you can really see the differences in my weight gain this time around in my face, compared to week 31 with bump #1 I have gained 15 Lbs less so far at this stage – happy days!
Pregnancy hormones are really kicking in now, I get teary really easily if I read a sad story or pay attention to the lyrics of an emotional song. If anyone say me this morning on my way to work they would have thought something was awfully wrong as I cried my eyes out to the song Once I Was Seven Years Old by Lukas Graham – its not even that sad a song 😦 I was the exact same with baby number one though so will have to start being careful with what I pay attention to on the radio or on Facebook for the next while 🙂
Over the last few weeks I’ve started getting little things ready for our new arrival picking up things like baby wipes, muslin towels and baby grows but I think its time to really step it up a notch and get some of the bigger things ready. So this week I’ve been focusing on getting these things sorted:
- Book for Little Man to explain about becoming a big brother – I looked in three Galway book shops but couldn’t find anything that I liked, its important to me that what ever books we chose would reflect our happy family style of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping etc. so instead I reached out to the wonderful ladies on the extended breastfeeding Ireland Facebook page (can’t recommend this group highly enough) for some recommendations and now I have my order in on amazon. I’ll let you know how we get on when they arrive.
- Stretchy Wrap – this is to keep baby close to me as much as possible for the first few months and will be used instead of a buggy most of the time. It also comes with the added benefit of keeping my hands free so that I can still play with Little Man. I need to get more focused on this one and get an order in the next week if possible as it could take a few weeks to arrive.
- Co-sleeper cot – also to keep baby close to me at night, this will be great for breastfeeding and make sure that we all get a bit more sleep. I think I’ve picked out what I want but it means a trip to Dublin so need to find a weekend to fit that in soon.
Aside from baby planning I managed to get sometime to myself this weekend and treated myself to a trip to the hairdresser. Its mad to think that this may be my last chance to get a haircut before baby arrives – hopefully though I will get in one more visit before the big day. I also did a little bit of shopping and even got to stop for a coffee and some cake.
Sunday was a Little Man and Mammy day as Daddy had a hard core sporting day refereeing a rugby match, watching some seemingly important Irish rugby game on TV and then staying up till silly o’clock in the morning to watch the Super Bowl (this didn’t start until 11.30 pm Irish time). Little man and I went back into Galway, he had a great time on one of those kiddy rides in the shopping centre and was very good holding my hand in the shops and sitting up beside me for lunch (even if he did drink all my water).
Anyway thats my little update for week 31, Id love to hear how you are getting on if your pregnant too? Am I the only crazy lady trying not to listen to her car radio?