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Pregnancy: Week 31

Hello hello! Is anyone else LOVING this weather?! I wouldn’t say it feels like fall, but it sure does feel better than the blazing inferno we were living in for the past month! It’s only in the 80’s today, and for the next several days, and I am ecstatic. I even wore a new pair of booties today, whoop whoop!

Ok, let’s get to it. Update time! We are quickly approaching 32 weeks, so I need to get on this before I forget!

This week has definitely felt like a big growth week, whether or not it’s obvious in my picture. I can definitely tell she’s bigger, as my belly is protruding more and more, and looking in the mirror is more and more shocking! I noticed this morning that while I was brushing my teeth, my stomach was literally hanging over into the sink.

I also noticed some pretty hefty fatigue this week. In fact, my smiles for these photos are getting faker by the minute, and Adam has to try to make me laugh so I don’t look 100% miserable. I’m really not 100% miserable, just tired, and typically when we take these it’s after work so that doesn’t help either. I’m so glad I’ve been taking them though, and can’t wait to make a pregnancy photo book once it’s all said and done!

This week also marked having a significant amount of Braxton Hicks contractions, or Myers Briggs, or Breyer’s Ice Cream, or Brigham Young contractions as Adam likes to refer to them when he can’t remember what they’re called. It cracks me up every time, but either way, these contractions are somewhat annoying! I was actually a little concerned last night when after having several throughout the day, I came home and started having them a little too often for comfort. I mean like, several in an hour, even several in a few minutes. I never did “track” them because I knew they were probably related to a stressful day at work. I tried relaxing on the couch, drinking tons of water, and even taking a warm bath, but the bath proved to be a humorous sight. How are you supposed to keep a giant belly under water?? It was like every part of my body was submerged except the one thing I actually wanted underwater. I need a pool at this point. Thankfully though, after finally laying down for bed they stopped. I know things like stress, dehydration, and a full bladder can cause them, so it was likely a combo of all of the above.

One thing I didn’t mention below is how uncomfortable it’s getting just to SIT for long periods of time. Now that everything is really starting to get squished together, having to sit vertical at my desk all day is not the most pleasant thing in the world. All I want to do is lean back, recline, or lay horizontally! Annnnnnd I’m only going to get bigger! Oh geeze.

This past weekend we also took our maternity photos! We took them Sunday night after our shower, and after getting way too hot at the shower, in addition to it being way too hot outside, and just being exhausted in general, we opted to hurry our session along and just shoot one outfit, in one spot, bing bang boom done. Our sister in law graciously shot them for us, and I can’t wait to see them!! She is a child and family photographer, and knew way more than I ever thought about proper hand placement upon the belly. There is apparently a science to it! Once we get our photos back I’ll be sure to share! Don’t be expecting any glamorous naked belly shots or flowing-in-the-wind dresses with long fabric trains, nope and nope.

Our next showers are coming up, and I can’t wait to finally be able to organize the nursery and make a last minute list of items we need before Adeline makes her appearance. At some point in the next few weeks I’m hoping to have the nursery completely decorated so I can chill for most of September. We’ll see how that goes though. Still so much to do it seems!

31 weeks pregnant

This weekend can’t come soon enough! It has definitely felt like the days are slow but the weeks are fast, and toward the end of each week I feel myself seriously craving some down time to relax and put my feet up. But as soon as I even start to voice physical complaints, I’m reminded of how blessed we are to have been given this pregnancy in the first place, and a healthy pregnancy at that. In just a few weeks our little girl will be here, and I know a part of me will miss the joy that being pregnant brings.

I may not be checking in much this weekend, we’ve got a pretty packed schedule, but you can keep up with me on Instagram!

What are your weekend plans? Did you ever experience a great amount of Braxton Hicks? Is it starting to feel like fall where you are?

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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    August 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    You are looking beautiful my friend! I feel you on the sitting all day at work – it is rough! My little guy is out of room and it does feel better to lean back a little bit and stretch out that abdomen!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Jana! YES! It is so uncomfortable after 7 or 8 hours!! I am constantly trying to stretch out or find an excuse to go lay in the creative lounge for a few minutes 😉

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    Jen@jpabstfitness
    August 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    It’s been in the 80’s and 90’s and today it was 65. Pure bliss. Windows open, A/C off. Ahhhh. LOLZ at the long flowy maternity shots. A big ol’ nope for me too. I felt like a beached whale through each of my 4 pregnancies and it was not a cute or glowing time for me 😉 I’m sure your pictures look beautiful, even though you feel miserable, you look awesome!!!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Bahaaha glad you appreciated that. I know, I’ve seen so many maternity photos of those like, almost like a long toga with the belly hanging out. I just can’t do that. Maybe one day I’d be brave enough, but I am just not that glamorous!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    August 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    You are so close and are looking amazing! Can’t wait to see the maternity pictures!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait either, I’m hoping we don’t look too ridiculous 😉 My husband is a hoot when it comes to trying to take serious pictures!

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    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections
    August 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

    You look wonderful, even if you have to kind of fake it! 😉 I honestly pretty much hated the end of my pregnancy, so it’s okay to say you don’t love it! I felt so guilty for not loving every second, but by the end, I had such bad heart burn and BH’s ALL the time. I had super weird BH’s at the end, for hours and hours on end, where my belly would turn hard as a rock and it was actually painful. I thought I’d never be able to know when I was really going into labor, but I did. Something my doctor told me besides that it’s really common (would have been nice to know that earlier!) is that lots of BH’s before labor can sometimes mean a faster/shorter labor. So maybe you’ll have that going for ya!

    Hoping the next weeks fly by and you get that sweet babe in your arms before you know it!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 24, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Oh that’s so good to know!! I’ve heard that too, that lots of BH’s is actually a good sign as it is preparing your body more and more! I sure hope that’s the case!

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    Sara
    August 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Last week was 90’s and yesterday was in the 70’s and I was in heaven.

    You look beautiful and I can’t wait to see the maternity photos!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

      70’s sounds glorious!! It was in the 70’s here this morning and it alllllllmost felt like a fall morning, almost 😉

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