Category Archives: Week 31

Knucks from the womb

31 weeks! I’m blogging today from my weekend coffee shop Spyhouse Coffee NE where I get my doses of vitamin c (croissant and caffeine, both in moderation). I highly recommend their Mexican Mohca…mocha with a dash of cayenne pepper and honey. I’d say take any chance you have to get a spicy mocha, as they are commonly referred to at coffee chains or independents, if you are looking for something a bit different with a kick.

Thought I’d share what the interwebs have to say about the babes, going into week 31:

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3 1/3 pounds (about the size of a coconut) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He’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.

I think I’m to a point where I can start to predict his movement patterns. He doesn’t keep me up at night, but when I wake up to flip over he tends to stir and kick a little. He likes to kick when I lay on my side…but kick sounds forceful, and it really doesn’t feel that hard yet. Knucks from the womb, maybe. He’s not kicking around soccer balls. It more like when you give your friend a nudge on the arm and say “stop…it!” when you think they are telling you a tale. Yep, feels like that 🙂 It is a reassuring feeling.

The baby room vision is still being executed on. There isn’t really a theme, more like playing up the aquas, greens, yellows that where already in place. I tend to lean towards forest animals if you were to ask…it’s not intended to be a nod to owls by any means, but that seems to be the prevailing character and gosh there are cut owl things out there! We still need the crib and table/dresser, but we are close.

VDay was just another day at the Mewes house. We worked and went out for our favorite pizza. We’ll do a nice dinner in a few weeks to celebrate Chris finishing his senior ski training coursework, and to cheers us and how well things are going to date.

And….an unexpected turn of events has us putting my condo on the market hopefully starting March! Let’s add some complications to the next few months, eh? Actually it will be a little miracle if we can sell in the next 6 months. My renter bought another place, but of course will honor the lease (up and of August) until I sell. The idea of not needing to carry two mortgages is so great. Cross your fingers and tell your friends!

VDay Selfie