Baby Hurst weighs as much as 4 navel oranges at 3 1/3 pounds. He or she is around 16 inches long and is definitely filling up my belly more and more each day!
***Photo Credit: Josh took these in Central Park in NYC***
How far along? 31 weeks
Baby weighs the same as: 4 navel oranges
Total weight gain: Same - 29ish pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? My belly is stretch mark free!
Sleep: Sleep has been amazing! Amanda has a bed made of heaven's clouds. Plus after wearing myself out walking through all of Manhattan and Brooklyn, I've slept better than ever.
Best moment this week: I think my favorite moment was running from awning to awning with Josh in the rain after watching Phantom of the Opera. Not only were we dressed to the nines, but Josh was wearing white linen pants and I was wearing a thin maxi dress. Neither of our outfits went well with "wet." I was trying to yell at Josh to cover my camera, but all he heard was "cover." He immediately took off his polo and put it over my head. Then he stuffed my purse and camera under his white tee. So we both looked pregnant, but at least Josh didn't waddle as we were running. I wish there was a video, because the whole thing was hilarious.
Movement: Movement has been nuts this week! I have constantly been able to watch baby Hurst squirm around making my belly move all over. I've seen those crazy videos women have posted of their babies moving around, kicking and punching here and there. Well, it's finally my turn to experience that. I'm sure I'll post a "crazy video" some time soon.
Food cravings: Jalepeños, red pepper flakes, and just spicy food in general. I added spice to every meal I've had in New York.
Miss Anything? I miss walking for hours upon hours without getting tired. When I backpacked Europe 4 years ago I walked all day long every day, but in New York, I have had run out of fuel every couple of hours. So basically I've taken a nap every day whether we go back to the apartment, hammock in central park, or nap on Brighton beach and gone to bed early.
Symptoms: This is almost exactly the same story as last week. I haven't been sick all week, but one morning this week I had another episode of morning sickness. I was standing on the subway after eating a measly banana for breakfast (which I knew wasn't heavy enough of a breakfast). After feeling nauseous for a couple minutes, I told Josh I thought I was going to be sick. I immediately "got sick," and Josh was trying to be supportive by telling me to swallow it which made me even more sick. Needless to say, all of the New Yorkers were so sweet. One elderly woman told me to sit down while another woman gave me a plastic bag and pulled out tissues to clean me up. I was so embarrassed, but everyone just kept asking if I was okay and assuring me that it happens all the time.
Belly Button in or out? Outty
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood? So happy, but definitely fatigued from all of the walking and standing in lines in NYC.
Looking forward to: Just getting better and seeing some of my besties in Nashville this weekend.