31 Weeks

 The further Tiny and I truck along through this pregnancy, the more acutely aware I am of just how blessed the three of us are. Our Little Man is already loved so much and by so many; our friends and family have truly blown us away with their support and love during this time. We haven't even begun to show our appreciation to the extent in which it's deserved, but I hope if any of you are reading this you will take to heart a very big "thank you" from Z, Baby, and me. An especially big shout-out to Ann Allen, our beloved Fairy Godmother, who has been tediously sewing away on Tiny's bedding for the last several weeks. We are so, so grateful for this labor of love; it honestly brings tears to my eyes. We love you, Mrs. A!
To our Baby Boy:
You are definitely growing and demanding more food from Momma; it thrills us to watch you grow! You really love pizza these days, and the greasier the better. We heard your perfect little heartbeat on Thursday at our doctor's appointment; it's amazing how that rapid pitter-patter puts our minds at ease and makes us feel even closer to you. We look at your ultrasound pictures all the time and dream of what you will look like when we finally get to meet your precious self. We pray daily that you are healthy and strong, and find comfort in knowing that God is taking care of you as His child. We love you more than we will ever, ever be able to show, Little One. Surely, as close as you are to my heart, you can feel it.
How Far Along: 31 weeks, 2 days
Baby Size: 16+ inches, 3.5 lbs.
Total Weight Gain: 17-18 lbs.
Maternity Clothes? Yes...still lots of comfy dresses!
Stretch Marks? No new ones to report
Sleep: Sleeping like a, well, baby.
Best moment this week: Spending time with friends this weekend and enjoying all the rain we've been getting...our yard needed it!
Miss Anything? Not having back pain. My back hurts on and off throughout the day, sometimes bad enough that I have to stop and sit down.
Movement: Still lots! Tiny's a wiggler. Not as many kicks lately and more "swooshes" now that he's getting bigger.
Food Cravings: Pizza Hut personal pan pepperoni pizzas. Hands down most hard-core craving of this entire pregnancy. I'd confess to eating four of them last week, but that'd be embarrassing...so I'll just tell you that I overindulged :).
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope! Feeling great.
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Not yet
Belly button in or out? Still an innie, trying to become an outie
Wedding rings on or off? On & loose
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and excited, with a little moodiness thrown in. Sorry Z! I blame it on the achy back and heartburn.
Looking forward to: So many things! We have a lot of really fun plans coming up, but mostly we're just looking forward to meeting our Little Boy. Come on November!
Thanks for reading, friends. Hope you've all had an amazing weekend!