How time flies! I’m 31 weeks pregnant now, with about 9 more weeks to go! My belly is now very noticeable and I start feeling heavy, feeling a bit of pressure when I walk.
Baby Size: Baby is about the size of a coconut
Weight gain: 6kg
Appetite: I ate a lot in my second trimester coz I feel hungry very often. However, over the last two weeks, I’ve started losing my appetite and I can’t finish my meal in one sitting now. I read that it’s coz the baby has gotten bigger now and he’d probably pushing on my stomach, thus the loss of appetite.
Symptoms: My veins are becoming more noticeable all of a sudden but I’m not worried coz I’ve read that it’ll shrink or disappear after giving birth. I can feel a slight increase in Braxton-Hicks contractions (sudden hardening or tightening feeling in your belly) but they are not regular and frequent. Also, I would get occasional leg cramps at night. Other than that, I think I’ve had a pretty good pregnancy so far and I’m extremely thankful.
Sleep: I’m not getting good sleep coz I still need to wake up several times at night to urinate despite not drinking water in the late hours. Thus, I try to nap during the day to make up for lost sleep at night.
Baby movement: Baby is in a head-down position and is actively kicking and moving around. Baby A is most active at night, just when I’m trying to sleep and I loved it! He also can respond to sounds or touch now, but when The Hubby tries to feel his kicking movements, he stops and only continue after he takes his hands off. LOL
Message for The Little One:
Dear Baby A, please continue to grow healthy and strong. Mommy and Daddy love you very much and we can’t wait to see you. We are counting down the days and are very excited for your arrival. In the meantime, please continue to grow stronger inside mummy’s cosy womb till you’re full term ok?