Monday, August 15, 2011

Bump Update: 31 weeks


I find it hard to believe that already, I find myself at the 31 week point of this pregnancy. With Grace, everything seemed to drag on. This time around, I'm feeling the weeks fly by. I'm at a point now where I'm so eager to meet our new baby and am feeling more relaxed about everything although I do find the thought of there only being nine weeks to go a bit frightening.

Physically, I'm feeling more energetic than ever. From my first obstetrician appointment until now, I've put on six kilos. I've been fortunate that apart from the usual negative pregnancy symptoms (heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, rib-cage discomfort) everything has been going smoothly. However, I did lie in bed the other night feeling contractions (presumably Braxton-Hicks contractions) wondering whether I would be going into labour early, especially as I'd had a dream the night before that our baby arrived ten weeks prematurely!!

I've started sorting through Grace's old baby clothes and feel as though progress is slowly happening in the nursery. Any neutral coloured 0000 and 000 sized clothes are being washed and put into the drawers and anything girlie or pink is being put aside in a crate for now. Our old bed base finally sold on Gumtree so the cot is in position (although we'll be using a bassinette in our bedroom for the early months). Now comes the fun part of decorating the room which I'll be sure to keep you up to date with...

42 comments:

  1. You look amazing, Amanda. Glad it's all going smoothly - can't wait to see the bedroom, I love decorating kids rooms the most!
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy - the labour is much easier second time round!
    ~Sam

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  2. Thanks Sam :) I'm crossing my fingers this labour will be different to the last - I was induced with Grace and am hoping I will go into labour by myself this time, although I also don't want to go too far over 40 weeks!! :)

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  3. Gosh I can't believe how quickly that time has gone! You look fantastic. Such an exciting time for you all. Looking forward to seeing the decorating. ;)Sharyne

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  4. Oh Amanda that last photo of you and Grace is gorgeous! You look so well. Sounds like everything is running so smoothly. He or she will be here before you know it!! X

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  5. You look amazing! Glad everything is going well, hope it continues for the last nine weeks as well. Enjoy that burst of energy while it lasts :)

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  6. Amanda, you look so stunning! And what a pointy, compact bubba bump you have! So pleased to hear that you are feeling so great... I can't wait to hear your big announcement, not long to go now! Son x

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  7. You look stunning! And so slim apart from your beautiful bump. I bet Grace is excited to meet the baby in Mummy's tummy. x

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  8. You look amazing Amanda! Love that pic of you and Grace.xx

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  9. Wow, you are glowing! I believe this part of it is called 'nesting'! Hope it's smooth sailing until the birth. After that, well.... ;)

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  10. Looking gorgeous Amanda and wow time has flown by rather quickly! Wishing you all the very best. ;-)

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  11. How fabulous do you look! And... seriously 6 kilos!!! I am way too embarrassed to admit how much weight I put on in both my pregnancies. Have lots of fun nesting! xx

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  12. How gorgeous are you Amanda!!!!
    You look SO good! I felt and looked like a whale at 31 weeks but you look fantastic! And I love that pic of you and Gracie Girl, you should frame it it is so special! Thank you for sharing the pics and i can't wait to 'meet' you new little bub!
    Jxx

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  13. Look at you. You look absolutely beautiful. There's not too much lovelier than a baby bump :)

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  14. Sonja - my bump is definitely a different shape to last time, definitely more pointy. Not sure that means anything though as I've heard of women who have carried differently and still had both girls or both boys.

    Emma - 6kg is since my first appointment at 10 weeks, I've probably gained a bit more all up. In saying that, I only put on 13 kg with Grace.

    Janette - believe me I feel like a whale!! I will post some more bump pics closer to the end of this trimester :)

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  15. Oh Amanda! How utterly gorgeous. You look fabulous, my friend. And I adore the excitement in Gracie's eyes. Priceless. J x

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  16. You look beautiful Amanda. It's do nice to have photos like this to remember your pregnancy. Enjoy your nesting, it really is fun washing those tiny baby clothes and seeing them hang on the line and it must be getting exciting too:) I'm so glad to hear that you are keeping well. Have a lovely week.xo

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  17. Oh Amanda - you are truly glowing!! You look amazing and 6 kilos - honestly! Pregnancy agrees with you and certainly did not with me from a weight perspective.... Cant wait to see pics of the bubs room...

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  18. Wow I can't believe how quickly it's going. You are looking great!

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  19. You look fabulous Amanda! So glad that you are feeling well. xx

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  20. Gorgeous pic Amanda, so excited for you.xx

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  21. Amanda, you look so gorgeous.
    Love, love your blog.

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  22. You look gorgeous!!

    Enjoy these last 9 weeks, they will fly by, then baby will be here.

    More pics soon please!

    xx

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  23. What a neat bump! That last photo of you and Grace is lovely. Enjoy the next few weeks of planning and anticipation.

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  24. You look glowing and so happy. What an exciting time. Grace looks full of wonder, too. xx

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  25. You look so, so beautiful Amanda, truly. I can't believe you're 31 weeks, you look so perfectly compact. Enjoy the remaining weeks, I hope your energy levels stay the same! Rachaelx

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  26. you look amazing Amanda!! cant believe how fast it has gone 31 weeks already wow!! so glad to hear your doing great sweetie:) xxx

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  27. What a cute little bump! I'm finding these final weeks so exciting, getting everything ready for baby's arrival. Looking forward to seeing some nursery pics x x

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  28. Rachael - thanks for your kind words, you're so sweet. I do tend to be 'all bump' and was with Grace too. It's like I have a little basketball stuffed under my clothes :)

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  29. Amanda you look so fantastic, relaxed and gorgeous! I don't recall looking this way when pregnant AT ALL.

    xxMB

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  30. MB - Don't worry, the swelling and puffiness will come eventually I'm sure :)

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  31. Amanda, you stunner and blossoming mumma - I'll be thinking of you over the next nine weeks x

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  32. Amanda, you have the cutest bump!

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  33. Erm...how is it possible to look that great pregnant - and the second time round toboot!!? You look amazing..and happy...and serene - not long now!

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  34. oh would you look at you!! Look at that bump-o-rama, Amanda!! I am feeling a little wistful that that was me this time last year...... enjoy the time you have left as a fam of 3; life will never be the same again! ps. thanks for your suggestion about the chalkboard on my blog -- it was the perfect solution if I didnt live an hour away from Ikea -- I just cant be bothered with the drive! I did end up with another solution though, come read my blo tomorrow for what I ended up with!!! Have a lovely weekend gorgeous girl x Nicole

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  35. You look absolutely fantastic Amanda. Wow. I can't believe how quickly your pregnancy has progressed.I bet you can't wait to meet your new little one. xx

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  36. Stunning! And 6kg only?! Totally jeal. Am up tp 7 or 8 (scared to look in the last couple of days) and I'm only half way. Can't wait to read your room posts!!

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  37. ooh what a beautiful bump! You look amazing!!!! seriously!

    xo em

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  38. Aww just gorgeous you're looking positively fabulous x

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  39. You are absolutely beautiful...inside and out. xo

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  40. oh my Amanda, you are just absolutely stunning! what a gorgeous pic of you & that gorgeous little girl (bump is pretty cute too)

    thank you for the loving, really appreciate it.

    enjoy september gorgeous girl, big hugs ♥

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  41. Ohhhhhhhh Amanda, how gorgeous you are looking!! Pregnancy definitely agrees with you, you look absolutely radiant, and so happy! I'm a bit green eyed monster that you've only gained 6 kilos, puts my 25 unwanted kilos to shame, tee hee ;)

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