Around 31 weeks I got a little worried bc the baby hadn't been moving much, and I called the doctor. They told me to go home and drink a sugary/caffeinated drink and wait about 20 minutes. Then I had to lay on my left side for an hour and measure his movements. 15 is what I counted. The nurse said that his movement is great, and I didn't need to go in. This little guy is usually super active, so even though his movement was OK, it still had me a little worried. Thankfully, I had an appointment a few days later, so the doctor decided to do a non-stress test and measure his movement, heart rate, and my contractions. I was not having any contractions at the time, and the baby measured just fine! This made me feel much better.
Also at 31 weeks, I really started to feel the baby moving around higher up and poking at my ribs. So far he has been very low with his movement, but now I can feel him moving all over the place. That same week, I think I felt him hiccup for the first time! Lee and I were watching my belly move each time he hiccuped, and it was so cool.
As far as our baby preparation goes, we are cruising right along! We spent part of labor day weekend getting the crib put together. Lee had put the dresser and glider together the week before. We had our IL baby shower in August and were completely spoiled with all kinds of goodies for the baby. We've been cleaning out and organizing closets these past few weeks making room for all of Baby F's new stuff, and leaving space for even more stuff, since we'll be having our IN baby shower in mid-September. Our baby is already so loved, and SO SO spoiled!
Over the past month we also finished our 4 week baby class, chose a pediatrician, and signed up for CPR class, which we'll take later in September. Now that we're feeling a little more prepared, we are counting down the days to meeting Baby F. As you can guess, Baby F's name is still on our to-do list, but we're getting closer. Another thing we are excited about is we are now going to the doctor every 2 weeks! We had previously been going every 4 weeks, but since we're getting closer to my due date, we'll be seeing the doctor more often.
We are still so so excited and thankful about this pregnancy. I have been hugely blessed with minimal pregnancy symptoms, and am so grateful that this has been such an enjoyable experience. We're praying everyday for our baby and his health, and I am still praying for all of the families who are still waiting on their miracle. I'm *trying* not to take a single day of this pregnancy for granted, because I know how much of a blessing it truly is. Thanks for all of your love, support and continued prayers! Here are our most recent bump pics of Baby F: