Saturday, March 24, 2012

24 Weeks

How far along: 24 weeks- today marks the 6 month point!

How big is baby?:
The size of an ear of corn... I don't really like this produce comparison because it makes me think she's super skinny and I want to picture all her chubby little baby fat. My app says she's about 8.5 inches long and 1.5 pounds!!! 

Total weight gain: Everyone keeps telling me how I've "popped" this week and how cute I look (which has been great for my self esteem). Shockingly, I haven't gained any weight this week... I weigh exactly what I did last week, but I feel like my body has changed a lot in that time. At this point I've gained 
a total of 13.8 pounds. 

Maternity clothes: This warm summer-like weather has me breaking out some skirts and dresses. Love it, they fit way better than my maternity or non-maternity clothes and feel super comfy. I'm hoping it stays nice out so I can keep wearing them. 

Best moment of the week:
 Getting to see my best friend's baby! K was born Tuesday morning and Drew and I got to go visit her on Wednesday. She is the sweetest, tiniest little peanut and I love her already. I loved holding her and it was hilarious because the entire time I was holding her my little girl was kicking her like crazy... either the two are going to be BFF... or mine's going to be a bully. I'm hoping for BFF. 

Food cravings: Cheerios still! I've been craving junk food this week. Nothing really in particular, just wanting high-sugar, high-carb crap that I don't really need. I've done pretty well not caving, but damn do I want it! 

Food aversions: None. Though the pork chops we had for dinner the other night smelled nasty to me... but I still ate them because I was hungry. 

Symptoms: Still the stuffy nose. It's definitely more from a cold than pregnancy since 3/4 of my students are sick right now, but it's a pain in the butt. Sleep still sucks because I can't get comfortable. This week also has been the start of mid-night bathroom breaks. I was so lucky to have avoided it this long, but I knew it was coming. As the belly has gotten bigger my back has started to hurt more, but it feels a lot better after I workout. 

Movement: I love feeling her moving during the day and when I lie down at night. My best friend had her baby Tuesday morning and her husband texted me at 3:30am with pix. As I was lying there desperately trying to fall back asleep I realized that this girl is a party animal and rocks it into the wee hours. I can't believe I sleep through that every night, but it felt like she was tap dancing up in there. 

Gender: Baby girl. 

What I'm looking forward to: Hearing her heartbeat again on Wednesday. Also looking forward to a name decision and room decorating... I just feel like these things will never happen.

What I miss: Sleep! I just want to sleep. It actually makes me miss the debilitating fatigue of the first trimester... I just slept soooo well those days. 

Next appointment: Wednesday is my 24 week appointment... I get to drink the kool-aid... sorry, is that an inappropriate reference? 

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