Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Weeks

Another week has passed! I feel like celebrating every Sunday because it is just so exciting to be another week further along without any complications.  The final countdown has started, as we are down to five weeks remaining (if everything goes as planned). That's less than 40 days. Wow.

This week, I officially reached the "I am miserable and suffering" point of pregnancy. Joy! I never felt this way with Eliza; I was uncomfortable, but I would never find myself crying because I couldn't breathe or sit up without assistance. I'm to that point now, and I am trying my hardest to put mind over body. I find myself saying things like: "I'm okay," or "I can do this." It helps...most of the time.

Something that has helped me remain (somewhat) positive has been focusing on short-term, rather than long-term goals. By doing this, I find myself constantly thanking Heavenly Father for His blessings. Each night, I am grateful to have lasted one more day, instead of only giving thanks at the end of each week (I do that, too, but the daily gratitude is truly more fulfilling). 

At our appointment on Monday, I weighed 20 pounds more than I did the day I gave birth to Eliza. 20 pounds!! I can't believe I am still underweight, but I have certainly been working on bulking up.  Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions!

So, here I am at 31 weeks!
(And just so you know, my weekly pictures are about the only motivation I have to wear something other than pajamas, brush my hair, and put on a little make up. Kind of pathetic, but a girl needs something to look forward to. Perhaps it is a good thing I haven't lost all of my vanity?)


  1. you are truly amazing! 31 weeks! I cant even fathom what its taken to get here! Well done, Cecilia! Sending you lots of love and positive pregnancy thoughts from Colorado!

  2. You look awesome!! Hang in there! (Ps, i love your blog.)

  3. ah! I love these updates. and you look great. I capital L Love that dress

  4. Gorgeous woman! Really. I can't wait to meet these boys!

  5. I love reading your blog. You are so amazing! And you look great! Yay 31 weeks!

  6. You can do it!!! I know just how you feel, and I only had one baby in me. Hang in there. You're going to definitely feel more uncomfortable than when you were pregnant with Eliza because you've got two babies in you this time! And you're totally going to make it, so hang in there. You can ] do this. Just think of each little hour as an accomplishment. And cry if you have to. It's okay.


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