{pregnancy} week 31 + blogging thoughts

by purelytwins

Baby M and I are doing great. I enjoyed a few days with our mom as she was visiting Michelle and me. We got the house and nursery more ‘ready’ for baby M’s arrival. I know I have about less than 9 weeks to go, but I am getting more and more excited. Michelle and my mom are super anxious too for her to be here.

My energy and mood have been great. My mind is all over the place lately. I’m constantly thinking of baby M and what else needs to happen. Not so much about what actually work needs to be done to make money like the blogging and our online club. I feel so bad that some days I just want to sit around and do nothing but baby related things and not write a blog post or film a new video.

Even though I love all those things and I admit it was nice not to be on the computer so much these past few days. It was weird. Although, I am ready to get back to it all.

Speaking of the blog, I am not sure what is going to happen once baby M is here. I know a lot of bloggers out there say the same thing about what is going to happen to their blog. And Michelle and I have had the talk several times. We are just going to do our best to keep the same blogging schedule we do now.

Of course some days our posts might go up late or we might have to skip a day, but that’s life. We are just going to go with the flow the best we can. We will continue to share workouts, recipes, our life, etc. I am not sure yet how much baby M will be involved.

I have a feeling it will be quite a bit since I share my life here and she is a HUGE part of it now.


Baby M can kick and she pushes hard! It’s hard to tell in this photo but she is pushing my belly off to the right.

It’s crazy to see my tummy move from her moving and kicking.

baby girl clothing

Like I mentioned earlier, we did a lot of work in the nursery and did a good bit of shopping. Moms are great shopping buddies 😉  We got some adorable outfits for baby M.

holding new born baby girl outfit

I got a variety of styles and sizes of clothing for her. Starting to work on some newborn clothing drawers and the other drawers in the dresser will be for the cloth diapers.

dresser drawer

This drawer will be soon filled with cloth diapers. I am starting to order some to practice!

dog pacifer

In love with this doggie baby pacifier!


organizing closetSome of the clothing I am keeping the tags on and not washing yet as I need to make sure baby M will fit in them. It’s hard to tell how big she will be and how fast she will grow.

baskets of toys

I got some cute organizing baskets for some of her toys and books.

butterfly baby blanket

Also, I found this adorable and extremely soft butterfly blanket at Carter’s baby store and I just had to have it. Love it! I see lots of future snuggle times with that blanket.

lori building night stand

Last night Gary and I put together a white nightstand that I bought from IKEA to sit next to the rocker. I hope to get a lamp to put on it.

jax sitting on lori

Jax of course wanted to help with bringing me his toy and sitting on my lap.

The past few days we spent a lot of time in the nursery, so Jax definitely knows something is happening. Something big! Oh, I just can’t wait for Jax and baby M to meet!!! 

week 31 baby bump


Current food cravings?  

I’m pretty much enjoying a  little bit of everything just like last week. No huge cravings. And there hasn’t been too many foods that I can’t have. Luckily my body is handling food very well.

Here is what I ate yesterday.

peach and mush

My morning started off with a fresh peach, protein gelatin frosting mush, and coffee.

local kombucha

Lunch was at our local raw foods restaurant that you’ve seen Michelle and I eat at a few times recently. I ordered myself some local ginger kombucha. It was alright. GT’s kombucha is still my all time favorite.

luna's raw lunch

And my lunch was a side of raw broccoli salad with their avocado basil sandwich. It was delicious.

And for dinner I did not snap a picture, but it was gluten-free pizza again. Our dad and his friends had a very long layover at the Charlotte airport. So they came to the house for dinner before leaving to head home. We originally had planned getting take-out from another restaurant nearby but they were closed for a private event. Last minute decision we decided on getting everyone pizza from the local pizza place up the street. Baby M likes her pizza 😉

plantain fudgy brownie

And dessert was the last 2 fudgy flourless brownies that we cooked the other day for brownie sundaes.

Any symptoms?

Similar things as last week.

No bloating or any major swelling yet. No fatigue. My energy is fairly normal and my pace is continuing to slow down each week.

My dreams are normal for the most part. A few odd ones.

I am still wearing my wedding ring.

Stretch marks?

Don’t really see any. Must be from all the gelatin I eat to help my skin.

Miss anything?

Nothing too major besides a good glass of wine and could do away without extra vaginal discharge. Fun pregnancy times. No major cramping or abdominal pain yet.

How is your skin? 

My skin is doing great! No major complaints! Again my skin is handling everything very well. I am so happy. Even with the additional ice cream, cheese (dairy products) and some gluten my face is handling it all like a champ. Huge improvement for me!!

If you are interested in seeing how I take care of my face – click here to see my updated face wash.

How is digestion? 

Digestion is doing great. My bowel movements are good. Sometimes better than others but overall I am pleased!  If you need help with staying regular even being pregnant see my constipation tips here.

No extra gas or bloating either. Yay!

Total weight gain/loss? 

Baby is growing which means I am growing too. I don’t weigh myself besides at my checkups. So I don’t keep daily or weekly numbers as that would drive me insane. I believe my body is gaining the weight it needs. I feel strong and healthy so I feel my body is doing what it needs to do to prepare. Remember we are all different and will handle pregnancy weight gain differently. Biggest thing is to love yourself and your growing baby bump 🙂

lori belly week 31

How’s baby M?

She is getting stronger each day as I feel her kicks more and more. Love it! It always brings a smile to my face to feel her moving. She has a strong punch as sometimes it hurts. Not painful but she definitely is making her presence known.

According to some online pregnancy sites she is about the size of a pineapple or coconut with measuring over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/3 pounds roughly. All five of her senses are in working order too.

She is know having longer periods of sleep mixed with periods of movement. I am starting to notice that more and more.


If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come check our purely fit pregnancy. Come workout with me every day and I promise to keep you strong and healthy during your pregnancy so you can bounce back afterwards.  Promise I will keep it fun too. 

leg workout

Monday – did a great oldie leg workout from inside the club. I am trying to keep my lower body nice and strong for these final days!

Tuesday – did some planking and walked

Wednesday – did another leg workout from inside the club the purely weights #11. Again love working my legs!

Thursday – did purely training #72 our locked and loaded full body workout

Friday – rest day – did go for a 15-20 minute walk

Saturday – rest day

Sunday – 5 minute plank

This week was a little random with my usual workouts. Michelle and I did not get to film anything new as we did not have the time.  It was nice going back to do old workouts.

I was active at the beginning of the week and then with our mom coming into town I decided to take it easy the end of the week. I knew we would be busy with cleaning, shopping etc. so I enjoyed my few days off from my normal workouts. I plan to get back into them starting today as I still want my strength to keep me going to the end!

I am signing up for some hospital classes to take here soon and I have my first birthing class in 2 weeks. I will share more on that later.

I have been going through some major house remodeling over here and I will share those pictures this weekend. I was going to do it this post but felt it would be picture overload. I can’t wait to share the transformation with you. Our new home definitely feels like home now. I love it. And think baby M will too.

What did you do over the weekend?  What are you doing today for your workout?

For moms, when did you start having crazy dreams? Did you have any wild ones?

Did you take birthing classes?  Breastfeeding classes?

How did you balance out blogging and work with new baby?

Again I am not sure what Purely Twins will be like in a few weeks but Michelle and I will continue to do our best to keep doing it all. We love sharing and connecting with all of you. You guys inspire and motivate us each day. And to our purely fit sisters we are excited to continue to workout with you every day as we have so many workout ideas that we can’t wait to share! We are excited to continue to learn and grow with you in all parts of life! We have an exciting recipe tomorrow!!



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Lisa July 29, 2014 - 9:54 am

it’s amazing how active you’ve been all through your pregnancy! and i’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on cloth-diapering when the time comes (not long now!! :)…far away from being a mama myself, but i’m so fascinated by all things “baby”.

love the updates!

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:55 pm

thanks Lisa, I feel blessed to be so active while being pregnant! I am curious on how the cloth diapering will work, I will share updates 🙂

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige July 29, 2014 - 10:02 am

First of all, you look amazing! Secondly, cuteness overload with the outfits 🙂 🙂

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:56 pm

thank you so much Paige xoxo I know it’s hard not to buy all the outfits as they are so cute!

Meg @ A Dash of Meg July 29, 2014 - 12:10 pm

i really liked your blog talk! honestly, i can totally relate and i don’t even have a baby that i want to spend all of my time with! i just moved home from london and just love being with my fam and spending LESS time (a lot less) time on the computer/doing blog stuff!!!!! so just enjoy life sis! do not feel pressured to blog! do what feels right

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:56 pm

thanks Meg you’re so sweet!! love ya and thanks for the support xoxo

Erica July 29, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Love. You look fabulous. Definitely just do the best you can once baby comes! Everyone will MORE than understand!!

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:56 pm

thanks Erica! I will do that 🙂

lindsay July 29, 2014 - 2:19 pm

she’s gonna be here soon! and don’t worry, we will always be here. Mama time comes first.

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:56 pm

thanks girl! xoxo

Nichole Theriault July 29, 2014 - 2:42 pm

You look amazing and I love gelatin for all its benefits!!

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 2:57 pm

yay for gelatin love, and thank you sweetie!

Leah July 29, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Baby clothes shopping is so much fun! Pizza sounds amazing! Yum! You will figure out what works best with the blog once baby is here. Hope to still see you around and read about the exciting changes in your life.

purelytwins July 29, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Thank you Leah!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes July 30, 2014 - 7:18 am

Loving all of the baby outfits, so cute! It’s so hard to resist buying everything as they are all so adorable!

purelytwins July 30, 2014 - 10:19 am

very hard!

Liz Lauren August 28, 2014 - 4:34 am

Hi Lori It good to know that you are so exited and its getting close. The photos are awesome and you look great.

Heather B August 28, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Great post! I think blogging your pregnancy is such a great way to journal your experience and memories. And it’s helpful for other moms – great for friends and family to see progress. I didn’t blog my pregnancy, but read the week-by-week development books and things like that. I just came across a new book that’s really awesome and even takes it up another notch called “The Wonder Within You: celebrating your baby’s journey from conception to birth” by Carey Wickersham. It’s an awesome combination of week-to-week pregnancy information, what’s going on with the baby, “Did you know?” plus health advice about what to eat, cravings, nutrition, etc, BUT also with awesome 3D/4D pictures and videos you can link or QR with your phone to and see what your baby looks like at each week stage. Even better than the typical week-to-week books, and so personal! It’s got mom stories and even a journal/note section to write your personal memories and letters to your baby. The pregnancy information is as up-to-date as it gets and it’s such a great keepsake. I want to get one for everybody I know who is expecting! I highly recommend it! TheWonderWithinYou.com.


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