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Monday, January 16, 2012

31 weeks!!! 9 weeks (or less) to go!

Wow, it's been a while since I last blogged.  Happy new year from the Magtanong family!  The holidays were busy and so much fun.  Jacob had the best time counting down the days till Christmas.  On Christmas Eve he kept asking (literally every 5 minutes) when he would be able to open his presents.  This year's present theme:  Lego!  He's becoming quite the builder, so I don't mind all the little lego pieces that have occupied space in every. single. room. in my freaking house.  =)  Time for a Lego organizing project!!

Magtanong Christmas 2011

My mom's decorations are one of the best parts about Christmas!

Lego mania!

Baby girl is doing great!  I'm in my last trimester and feeling good.  I had an appointment with a perinatologist last Friday for another anatomy ultrasound.  1.  She's still a girl woohoo!  2.  She is healthy and awesome.  I get quite a few ultrasounds because of my gestational diabetes.  Even though it's fun to see her often it's also very nerve wrecking.  All you want at the end of the day is a healthy baby.  She is weighing 3lbs 5oz right now, which is right on schedule.  GD babies (when sugar levels are not controlled) tend to get big, particularly in the upper body, which can make for a difficult labor.  Basically they can look like baby linebackers.  She is head down (yay!) and will probably stay there, according to the doctor.  Let's hope so.

We have our 3D/4D ultrasound on Saturday!  Hopefully she cooperates because on Friday she had both hands in front of her little face.  The sonographer couldn't even take a profile pic for us because she was being so shy.  Haha.  Pictures to come! 

Lastly, here is a pic of my 31 week belly:

How far along?:  31 weeks and 3 days

Gender:  Girl!

Feeling anything new?:  Surprisingly, I have a ton of energy!  Definitely a lot more energy than second trimester.  At this time with Jacob I didn't want to do anything but sit on my couch!  The baby is moving so much and loves to scrape the inside of my belly with her heel, knee, or elbow.  Fun stuff!
Cravings:  I'm always craving sweets.  Lately I've been loving these chocolate protein shakes with a banana, ice, and almond butter.  Yum!!

Dislikes:  Fast food, with the exception of In n Out, is so incredibly disgusting to me right now!  You would think it would be the opposite, but makes me want to puke.
Sleep:  Really great these days!

Things I miss:  Bikram Yoga

How is Sam feeling?:  He really can't wait for his little girl to arrive.  I keep telling him to enjoy these last few weeks of not being a total sucker.  ;)


How your baby's growing:

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.  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.