May 2, 2012

24 Weeks Pregnant

Sadly, I don't have any exciting bump pictures to post. My belly is certainly growing. I definitely look 6 months pregnant. I love feeling my little baby kick every day. Lily felt the baby kick for the first time yesterday. I have my glucose test coming up at the end of the month. And then I will be in my third trimester! Yikes. Once we get back from Florida next month, I'll start to get my baby gear ready. I really want to tie dye some onesies. Instead of buying a going home outfit, I'm going to bring a newborn outfit of Lily's and a newborn outfit of Parker's with me to the hospital.

Baby currently has 24 newborn and small diapers, 4 covers, and 12 more newborn diapers on the way from a co-op. Other than the diapers, I haven't bought a thing. I don't really need to. However, if Baby is a girl, she will have to gear up for a shopping trip for pink onesies, ballet slipper socks, and hair bows. It's been a long time since I had a baby girl, and my 7 year old baby girl will barely let me fix her hair, let alone dress her up.

How far along? 24 weeks
How big is baby? About a pound, and as long as an ear of corn
Weight gain? Must we? I got a verbal warning from my MW on gaining too much weight. Looks like I might gain just as much as I did with Parker (I gained 40 with Lily, and I gained 50+ with Parker. I'm a gainer!)
Maternity clothes? Absolutely necessary, and my small, cute ones are getting too tight.
Stretchmarks? I have some on my sides from Lily which are very faded, and I have one faded one under my belly button from Parker. I'm using stretch mark cream, but I'm also realistic.
Sleep? Pretty great. Just want more of it!
Breastfeeding? No more. Parker hasn't nursed in a week and a half.
Best moment this week? Letting Lily feel the baby kick.
Movement? Lots, and feeling it on the outside too
Food cravings? Lots of meat makes me feel sickish, as well as greasy fried food, but I am an eating machine right now.
Name? Can't agree on a boys name or a girls name. The battle continues. Just kidding. We really don't even talk about it much... poor kid.
Labor signs? Nada
Belly button in or out? In, my button has never popped out
Rings on or off? On, but feeling tight when I get hot
Morning sickness? No, thank goodness
What I miss: bending over, being thin, an occasional glass of wine, but wouldn't trade this for anything.
What I am looking forward to? Getting my glucose test over with, third trimester, convincing Parker there really is a baby in my belly
Weekly Wisdom? Rest. I've been doing it this week, and it has been heavenly. Ethereal.
Milestones: Baby has been a cooking for 6 months. 4 to go!

1 comment:

  1. you have really a nice family all of you looking awesome. Such a wonderful post!! Congratulations on the pregnancy I am so happy for you! Excited to see and read about all the awesome baby things to come
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