Well, Kynlee did not cooperate at our 4D Ultrasound on Friday. We scanned for over an hour and couldn't get a clear picture. I was disappointed, but, oh well! Only 9 more weeks until I can see her in person :). She was still weighing in at 3 lbs, 10 ounces as of Friday! Here are a couple of the pics:
Friday morning while I was getting ready for the 4D scan, I felt a sharp pain "down there." It wasn't unbearable, but it was uncomfortable and lasted for a few [long] seconds. I felt like she had turned into position, but not the correct position....meaning I thought she had turned from laying across me to breech. Why did I think this? Oh just because it felt like she was trying to stick her foot out of me! Haha :).
The ultrasound that afternoon confirmed that she turned, but she is in the right position-head down. Now let's just hope she stays that way!
Last night we celebrated my sweet Granny's 80th Birthday! Her bday is actually tomorrow, but we celebrated last night so that out-of-town family could join us. We also received some baby gifts at the party from the out-of-towners and we were SO excited and blessed with the gifts they gave us and Kynlee.
In other news, I am now 31 weeks as of yesterday! Here's what babycenter.com says:
Your pregnancy: 31 weeks
This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. She weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges)...
...and is heading into a growth spurt (Kynlee weighs more than this). She can turn her head from side to side, and her arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath her skin. She's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
How your life's changing:
Have you noticed the muscles in your uterus tightening now and then? Many women feel these random contractions — called Braxton Hicks contractions — in the second half of pregnancy. Often lasting about 30 seconds, they're irregular, and at this point, they should be infrequent and painless. Frequent contractions, on the other hand — even those that don't hurt — may be a sign of preterm labor. Call your practitioner immediately if you have more than four contractions in an hour or any other signs of preterm labor: an increase in vaginal discharge or a change in the type of discharge (if it becomes watery, mucus-like, or bloody — even if it's pink or just tinged with blood); abdominal pain or menstrual-like cramping; an increase in pressure in the pelvic area; or low back pain, especially if you didn't have it before.
You may have noticed some leaking of colostrum, or "premilk," from your breasts lately. If so, try tucking some nursing pads into your bra to protect your clothes. (And if not, it's certainly nothing to worry about; your breasts are making colostrum all the same, even if you don't see any.) If your current bra is too snug, you might also want to pick up a nursing bra. Choose a nursing bra at least one cup size bigger than you need now. When your milk comes in you'll be grateful for that extra room!
Until next time...