Tuesday, April 15, 2014

23 & 24 week update

Our little girl is a whopping pound and a half...or close to it these days! I can't believe she's getting so big. We still have a ways to go though! People are starting to notice my bump more, so that is fun! I've been able to tell for a very long time, but it's finally more round and popping out! I can't believe 6 months have already gone by! We cannot wait until she gets here! 

How big is baby: The size of an ear of corn | 24 Weeks 4 days

How I'm feeling: It's been another great 2 weeks. I'm a little tired after traveling quite a bit, but it's not a whole lot more than usual. I feel pretty huge these days, but I'm great other than that! :)

Weight gain/loss: 11 lbs. Still doing about 1 lb. per week. I guess that's pretty on track.

Maternity clothes: Not really. Dresses are what I live in these days. I did pick up a pair of maternity shorts from GAP, but they don't fit well. They are super baggy, but at least I have something that I can throw on to go to the store when its a million degrees outside. All my other things that fit are on the dressy side.

Stretch marksNope!

Sleep: Sleep is great these days. I haven't even woken up at all during the night...and I usually drink at least a glass or two of water before bed, so that seems pretty good to me!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I'm not having any cravings still. I do love super cold drinks, almost frozen chocolate milk and things like that. I had my glucose screening test Monday morning and was one point away from passing. I didn't really remember that I had it and treated myself to my favorite ice-cream places while I was traveling...for 3 nights in a row. It just so happened that those were the 3 nights before my test. Now I have to do the 3 hour glucose test. Bleh. Oh well. I'm hoping everything is ok for that one next week. 

Movement: Goodness! I definitely feel her move all the time! It's actually starting to get uncomfortable now. You can see her kicking and moving around when she's closer to the outside of my belly. I can also feel when she kicks whatever is in the opposite direction. It was so hard the other day that it was keeping me from falling asleep. I can only image what it will be like when she gets bigger! Eek! 

What I'm loving: I still love feeling her move, at least when it doesn't hurt. It's been fun to pick up a few more things for her little room. Pottery Barn Baby had the sweetest collection in her nursery color when I went the other day. I was so excited because I've been looking for the past month for sheets and such. It's coming along and it's so exciting! I cannot wait to get her furniture in her room so I can really do some decorating! :)

Symptoms: Nothing much. I haven't even had much back pain! (Knock on wood!) It's so nice to feel good these days!

Exercise: I did a lot better last week. I was back to running/walking and barre workouts. This week I traveled a lot more, so I haven't done quite as much. I'm still feeling strong, but I still want to try to work in some more strength exercises. 

What I'm looking forward to: I can't wait to make it to the last trimester. We're only a little over 3 weeks away! Crazy! We will actually have a big house warming party and cookout the day I hit 27 weeks! I didn't think about that until today. It will be like we're celebrating that too! :) A sweet friend of mine just found out she's pregnant as well. I'm looking forward to being on this journey together. It makes it easier when you're not alone in your boat!

Best moment of the week: I can't say there's one. It felt really great to do 2 consecutive shoots and still feel fine! The worst was locking my keys in my car at dusk (my first time) and not passing the glucose test. Oh well.

Mood: Pretty good I guess! I've had a lot going on lately, so that's been kind of draining. However, we're planning a mini staycation VERY soon. I'm sure that will bring the refreshment both of us need! Honestly, I've felt like being a recluse in our little house. Oddly enough I just want to clean and organize too. Maybe its because we love it here or we just really need some time off. I guess it could be that "nesting" thing people talk about too. 


  1. You look fabulous in that dress! So pretty! I have to say, its quite the win if you don't have to get out of bed throughout the night, if you're drinking 1-2 glasses of water beforehand. Quite impressive. ;)

    1. Thanks Em! The front angle is much better than the side! Ha! :) I know! I'm living it up while I can.