Monday, June 15, 2009

How Much Longer?

                                                       31 weeks
Hey all! I'm a little behind in my updates these days and I don't have much of an excuse for that.  Today I am at 31 weeks and am getting anxious to meet little Kiley.  She is growing on track and so far I've gained about 19.5 pounds.  Hopefully by not gaining more than I'm supposed to it will make getting back into shape easier.  I'm really hoping to not gain any more than 25 but we'll see what happens. The average baby is about 18 inches long and 3.5 pounds at this time.  Baby's lungs are now functional and she is building layers of fat this week.  She is now in the head down position so I feel her little feet under my ribcage a lot. Maybe that means she's be arriving a little early since I've heard that babies move into that position about a month before delivery?    

I've been spending a lot of time lying down because my back pain has been pretty unbearable; unfortunately the doctor says its one of the aspects of pregnancy that can't be changed.  And seeing as I spend most of my time in bed that doesn't leave me with much to do with my days so my post probably isn't that interesting.  I try to get out and walk the dogs around the neighborhood everyday and still manage to get to spin class once a week.  I can't wait to get back into a normal workout routine...or at least as normal as I can make it once Kiley's arrived.  At least I have plenty of time to just watch my belly and see her move around.  Todd and I are really looking forward to going home for the baby shower this coming weekend.  After that the next time most of our friends and family will see us we'll be a family of three.