31 Weeks, and My Last Day of Work!

Wow – I can’t believe I just wrote that post title! I bartend tonight, and that is my last official day of work for… well, I don’t know how long. It’s such a relief to know I’ll be off my feet and no longer working nights (both of which were getting pretty exhausting for me lately), though it’s slightly stressful on the money side of things. However, I’ve come to accept that money stress is just a part of life, so we’re rolling with it. πŸ™‚

RockStar is now about 16″ long and weighs roughly 3.3# (approx. 4 naval oranges). It’s so surreal to think that there’s a fully formed human moving around inside of me. Wow. RockStar’s kicks and punches are definitely getting stronger – waking up in the middle of the night from a punch to the pelvis or ribs is a common occurrence lately. I gotta admit, I kind of love it. The first part of this pregnancy was so miserable, so I’m glad that at this point, I’m kind of enjoying it!

I weighed in at 179# this morning (up 1# from last week, up 18# overall). As always, it’s startling to see that number continue to climb, though I know one pound a week is nothing to be concerned about. Still… phew. Just another one of those crazy changes that are all for this little one!

General Symptoms: Heartburn has been awful this past week, and for the past few days, every time I lay down, my left arm and hand goes numb. Not fun. I went to the chiropractor yesterday, and I had two ribs in my back out and some janked up stuff in my neck, so I’m hoping that helps now that it’s fixed, but we’ll see. I also think I’m having some braxton hicks occasionally… we’ll see if those continue.

Also, to those who asked last week, yes I had my hair done. Good eye. πŸ™‚  I cut off about 4-5″ in July and that much again last Wednesday. My hair has been growing super fast and just had no shape or style. This is definitely the shortest it has been in a long time though, so it’s a little shocking for me to look in the mirror!


  1. I think you look fantastic, and I love your hair! You are getting so close to meeting RockStar πŸ™‚ I feel like the time is flying now. Enjoy your last night at work!!

  2. Enjoy your well-deserved rest time coming up πŸ™‚ AHHH! I can't wait until my baby kicks and punches me πŸ™‚

  3. YAY for done with work! And your hair looks great. The only thing that'll matter in a few short weeks is that you can still put it in a ponytail anyway πŸ™‚

  4. congrats on being done with work! i'm so excited for you! enjoy your time off and take care of yourself. you're little one will be here before you know it. πŸ™‚

  5. Looking cute as always! I'm glad that you're enjoying things now πŸ™‚

  6. You look fabulous! And congratulations on last shift, that has to be really exciting (as well as scary) now you can really get into "nesting", as well as rest up. I hope the Chiropractor work really helps how you're feeling too!

  7. Josey, you look too adorable pregnant. I love it!!! The hair looks sexy and stylish. I dig it.

  8. You look like you've grown since Sunday!! πŸ™‚ All belly of course. Lucky!

  9. Looking good girly πŸ™‚ You've really popped!!! And, I can SOOOO realte to the heartburn thing.. Ugh! I have it BAD too πŸ™ Everyone keeps telling me that means the baby has alot of hair.. Who know tho πŸ™‚ I'm 31 weeks tomorrow.. We're coming down the stretch!!!!!

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  11. Coming along nicely! Love the belly. Nice job on the no job….for now. You need the rest. Money grows on trees where we live….too bad you live in the mountains. Just kidding. I envy where you live. Enjoy the break!

  12. Great news on the last night shift, loving the new haircut too. Not long to go now πŸ™‚

  13. You deserve to be able to enjoy the homestretch after all you went through. You definitely fall into the "glowing" category. πŸ™‚

  14. OMG Josey I can't believe you're in the home stretch. I can''t wait to see little boy or girl. I know I joined the journey late but I've been glued to it ever since.

  15. Can you believe we're down to single digits in weeks to go????You're looking fabulous & I hope you enjoy you're time off πŸ˜‰

  16. The heartburn is no fun, I hope it doesn't last long for you. I think your hair looks great and I'm glad to hear you'll be able to rest from work now.

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