Your baby keeps gaining weight rapidly by pregnancy week 31. By 31 weeks pregnant your baby will weigh almost 3 and a half pounds and will be about 18 inches long!
Your Baby's Growth and Development
Your baby is busy accumulating layers of fat under her skin as you continue your pregnancy week by week. The arms, legs and body start to fill out and look less wrinkly as each week progresses. Your baby may be finding the space in your womb tighter and tighter by 31 weeks pregnant. You may also feel more and more uncomfortable by pregnancy at 31 weeks as your baby continues to grow and the space in your womb decreases each week.
Though your baby's movements should continue to be strong, they will likely be less dramatic and sporadic at this point in your pregnancy. You may see an arm slowly moving across your belly. You will probably start realizing just how strong your unborn baby is from here on out. Kicks and sudden movement changes may cause you to gasp unexpectedly, much to the delight and amazement of onlookers.
Last night I experienced my first bout of Braxton Hicks. I was concerned at first because the pain was so intense. I calmed down a bit when I realized that they weren't getting longer or worse... they were just getting old! My belly is known in our home as "Ginormica." It is huge! The sad part is that my boobs are just as big! At least I'm not looking disproportionate... to say the least.
As far as bed rest goes, I have been keeping busy... taking naps, working on baby shower garb, trying to figure out genealogy on PAF, playing with Sumo and watching Hulu.com
Any suggestions for bed rest???