Saturday, October 24, 2009

31 weeks and growing....and growing...and growing

Hi family and friends,

Well I am sure you can tell by the lack of Blogging that things have been busy at the Hart household. Work, School, and little "Addisyn preparing" has been taking up a huge majority of our time. Not to mention I am lugging around 27 lbs in my belly so RESTING is very much a part of my weekend routine. My hope is to update this blog atleast two or three more times before we meet little Addy and then try to update this as often as possible once she has been born.

Today, Steve, me, Sam, and mom and dad went to see what little Addisyn looks like so far. I think it is safe to say that she definitely has my lips. I am very excited to see what color eyes and hair she will have. I can't believe we have only nine more weeks until we get to see her. Sometimes it seems so soon and sometimes I want it to be here RIGHT NOW!!!

Steve and I have pretty much everything finished in the nursery. We are waiting on a few more little items but my next blog will include pictures of our beautiful little girl's room. It all seems so surreal. I am sure everything will sink in this next month (Novemeber). We have so much going on to include a hospital tour, a childbirth and delivery class, and Thanksgiving and baby shower weekend and making sure we are ready to meet our little girl in December.

I hope we get to show you pictures of the nursery in the next two weeks! Miss all our friends and family and we hope this blog will keep you updated on how we are doing.
Changes with me.....
1.) can't wear my wedding ring any more :-(
2.) 27-30lbs weight gain
3.)lower back issues
4.) crazy dreams at night
5.) more tired and hormones are raging
6.) hunger pains more frequently
7.) and frequent pushing from the little miss Addy which causes a brief amount of pain

Week Thirty One: Baby detects light

You are 31 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 29 weeks)
Baby weighs 3.5 pounds and measures 16.5 inches from the head to heel.
Baby's weight is about 1.6 kg and length around 42cm.
The eyes have now completely opened and are responding to light and darkness.
A loud noise near you may cause your little one to jump.Your baby continues to grow. Baby's lungs and digestive tract are very near to being mature. Now that almost all of the major organs are functioning, growth will focus on maturing those organs and growing muscle mass and fat stores. Baby's weight gain will exceed its growth in length from now on. He or she should more than double their weight again between now and birth. It weighs about 3.5 pounds (1.6kg), and crown to rump length is 11 inches (28cm). Its total length is 16.5 inches (42cm).A loud noise near you may cause your little one to jump. Baby may move to the rhythm of music. Studies with heart rates show that they may also prefer some types of music to others at this stage. The eyes can now completely open and the irises are now responsive to light, dilating and contracting as needed.You will probably find that though you have been feeling pretty energetic throughout your second trimester, you are beginning to slow down now. Pay attention to your body's signals and rest when you need to.
Exercise is still an important activity for you, even though it gets harder as you get larger and heavier. Try swimming, stretching and walking all excellent options for pregnant women. Your total pregnancy weight gain by this time should be between 21 and 28 pounds (9.5 and 12.5kg).