Your pregnancy: 31 weeks
How your baby’s growing:
This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He’s probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby’s kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
The moving is definitely a reality now. In fact, Obadiah is moving more than I think he is staying still. Now, I can actually touch Amanda’s stomach and think I am touch a foot or a hand or a nose. I started pressing on something hard the other day on her tummy, and all of a sudden, he moved back at me with a vengeance! I kept messing with him, and he kept giving it back to me. I just hope whatever I keep hitting is a foot or a hand. If his nose comes out crooked and I realize I broke my son’s nose in the womb, I’m going to feel really bad.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.