Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lil D's 3rd Trimester {Week 31}

Thursday, 5/5/2011
(31 weeks)
HOW BIG IS BABY?

Baby's now the size of a squash!

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She is moving so much this past week, it's crazy. We had our 30 week appointment at our new clinic with a new Dr this past Monday, May 2nd. I had my records transferred to this new clinic, the Dr looked them over and said they did a very good job, all my levels looked great and there was really nothing more to add, other than if Wayne and I had any questions. We went over a few things about the new clinic, etc.,  but other than that we were pretty set.

I hopped up and laid on the table and the Dr started pressing on my belly. She then squirted it with the gel so that we could hear the heartbeat. Once she started doing that Hailey kicked so hard that it startled the Dr and she said, "Wow, you have a social little thing in there." I had to laugh and think to myself, "Oh boy, she is taking after Wayne already."

Also, when we met with the nurse before that (who has 5 kids of her own, 3 boys & 2 girls), she made a point to us that Hailey will be a Daddy's girl all the way. That made Wayne grin from ear to hear. He loved that!

Her heartbeat was so good at 147 bpm. It was super exciting since we hadn't heard it in almost a month. Overall the new clinic/staff/Dr was awesome. We now start going every 2 weeks with our next appointment at 32 weeks on Monday, May 16th.

We are also starting our baby classes on Wednesday, May 11th. It is a 6 week course, every Wednesday night. We are really excited to start that process.

I have not felt any Braxton Hicks thus far...keeping fingers crossed.

I have been feeling more out of breath lately, but it's really only when I try and lay down to go to bed. It doesn't happen so much yet when I am walking or anything. I have been using extra pillows to prop me up at an angle as that tends to feel better. It has been definitely taking extra effort to get comfortable at night going to bed and getting situated, though, that's for sure.

Wayne and Green Grandma have really started to see my belly move and shake. Her movements are so different now that she's getting bigger. Sometimes they are uncomfortable, but I just keep telling myself that it's all a good thing that she's moving that much.

We still can't believe how fast it's going. Now with the more frequent Dr appointments, baby classes, moving on the 21st, Memorial Day weekend and then baby showers coming up, it is going to be June before we know it!

Happy 31 weeks to us!