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February 17, 2011

31 weeks

31 weeks:)
I love reading other pregnant ladies blog posts in the world wide web. First of all, I want to say congratulations to Hana, who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last night!

I thought the last pregnancy post at Seabird was really neat, and decided to imitate her a little Q&A.


Total weight gain:
Last time I checked, which was a week and a half ago, I had gained 7 kg (16 lbs) in total.  I gained a lot around 6 months, since it coincided with Christmas and New Year. I ate way too much around that time, and my appetite didn't seem to be satisfied no matter what I ate! It was crazy. I was really obsessed with food. Recently, I've noticed some change in my appetite, I think there is less room for food in my stomach because the baby is getting bigger. I used to check my weight every day, but stopped it, because I worry about it too much.I'll check my weight at the next doctor's check up.

Maternity clothes?
My friend gave me some maternity clothes (seen here), but I have not bought anything myself. I own many jersey dresses and comfortable pieces that I was able to continue wearing through out pregnancy.
I made two items with maternity in mind: this paper bag skirt and bandage dress. I have been wearing them a lot lately, since they are so comfy! My next creation will be this top, using Meg Neilson's maternity wrap pattern. I already bought the fabric for it:)

Stretch marks?
I've gotten one straight line right in the center... I hope they will go away once I give birth?!

Sleep?
Depends on the night. Most nights I'm tired enough, and I sleep pretty well. Even if I get up for bathroom in the middle of the night, I go back to sleep right away. It had been a challenge to sleep on my side, until I got used to it, because I used to sleep on my back before getting pregnant. Now my belly is too big, that I can no longer sleep on my back.I think exercising is helping me sleep better at night.

Movement?
My little Sophia moves a lot! I can feel that she is practicing using her joint, kicking, and punching. I am not 100% sure, but I feel like I'm feeling her little feet against my belly. I feel her move a lot when I'm sitting down, working on computer, and sometimes she moves so much she overwhelms me! :)

Food cravings?
I guess I'm wanting more sweets and greasy stuff than I used to. But nothing too noticeable. I love any kind of food:) 

Belly Button in or out?
My belly button used to be in, but now it's completely out! and flat! I wonder if it goes back to normal after giving birth.

Birth plan?
The birth will be planned, although the exact date has not been decided yet by the doctor. My husband will be in the delivery room with me. I will be in the hospital at 9am of the day of scheduled birth, and they will induce the baby.
If water breaks and the contraction starts before the date of my scheduled date, I will just have to go with the flow and give natural birth.

Breast or bottle?
Breast. I hope I can do this without problem! I made some reusable nursing pads, and bought Medela swing breast pump so my husband can help me feed the breast milk to the baby.

Something I can't wait to do:
Wear heels! I'm sick of wearing flats, but don't want to take a risk of falling wearing high-heels now.
I also want to take some vacation over seas, Maybe Thailand or Bali again with little Sophia. I want to go somewhere hot.

Heartburn?
Oh man, I've never experienced such a terrible heartburn before pregnancy. It just started last week, and I have had really intense one twice in the middle of night. Both nights, I had something greasy for dinner, one night, thick Ramen noodle and the other night, pasta. It was a really terrible feeling to be waken up in the middle of the night because of this.
I have to be careful about what I eat now, and how much I eat, because even if I feel fine while eating it, it comes back to me at 3am in the morning..

Wedding rings?
Still wearing them! Thankfully, I haven't had any swelling problems at all.

Working out?
Yes! I love working out, and I'm glad I made a habit of working out before I got pregnant. It must be hard to start it after, since your body changes so much.
I go to gym 2-3 times a week, and do 30 minutes of elliptical and lift some weights. Once or twice a week, I do 40 minutes to an hour of the Pit workout. I like the Pit, since I can do it at home.
Rest of the time, I use Bass Rutten's MMA workout CD. It's a short 30 minutes work out, and also can be done at home. 
I stopped running outside, because I'm afraid of falling, and also people staring at me. Maybe I'm too self-conscious. Also it's just too cold to run outside right now! 
I work out almost every day..sweating makes me feel better and I can sleep better at night:)

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Katherine said...

It sounds like you're doing really well. I'm so excited for you!

Emeraldflare said...

I am just admiring how healthy you are! Good on you for livid an active healthy lifestyle :) my best wishes for a safe delivery xx can't wait ;)

Casey said...

I have to say, I really enjoyed reading all your responses to these! We're looking to start a family in the next couple years, and I'm already starting to gather up information and input from other ladies (incognito-like since it's still a bit down the road!). The part about working out was especially helpful. I'm a bit of an exercise junkie at this point in my life, and was just talking to my husband last night about how important it was for me to keep it up during and right after pregnancy. It's not that I'm so worried about my body, but rather it's a great stress-reliever and mood-lifter! ;)

Also: I cannot wait to see your version of Megan's top pattern! I have been eying that since I saw it a couple months ago on Etsy, and have added it to my tiny list of must-have's for pregnancy wear.

♥ Casey

miamoonlove said...

i love your the pregnancy series, its inspiring and sounds like you're having a lovely healthy pregnancy!! go chie!!

Emily said...

You look great! Glad you're feeling pretty well too and exercising. :) I gained a lot more weight than you did. The straight line down the center of my belly did go away but the other stretch marks didn't. :( I love sleeping on my back too. My heartburn was so bad at the end I got a prescription from my doctor. My friend told me my baby would have lots of hair b/c of the heartburn. I think it's an old wives' tale but turned out true in my case. Good luck with your labor and delivery and breast feeding. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. :)

Little Mo and Friends said...

I agree you look great! And I'm enjoying your post and pictures! xoxoxoxo

Ai said...

pretty preggy:-D i am enjoying reading your q&a here and thinking of having a third baby. when i was pregnant with my little ones, i documented my pregnancy too. now that my children are 4 and 2 yrs old, when i read back my previous post i cant help but cry.
so this is really a wonderful idea of you documenting what u feel while pregnant. take care chie!

Kayla said...

You look wonderful! I'm so excited for you, best wishes for you and your family. =)
--Kayla

Stretch Marks said...

The birth will be planned, although the exact date has not been decided yet by the doctor. My husband will be in the delivery room with me. Very interesting blog for all.

vivatveritas said...

thank you everyone for your comments!

>casey
thats so exciting that you and your husband are thinking of starting a family! we took time and talked a lot before we started thinking about it too. and i think it was great that we had/have 4 years of time of our own before getting pregnant! :)

>emily

thats good to hear that the straight line will go away.. i can't wait for that! lol

megan said...

I just found your blog and was reading through older posts. I loved the pregnancy details on this one, and I am amazed you are working out on an elliptical! And were recently running! And an MMA workout! I am due in April too, and I haven't run in months, it's just too painful. I still swim a lot, but running and jumping are impossible. Glad you're doing so well!