How far along? 24 Weeks (viability baby!)
How big is baby? According to thebump.com -- about the size of a cantelope! (All of sudden that seems huge...then again, I feel like the bellah seems huge these days.) 10.5-11.8 inches and 12.7-20.8 ounces. AND yes...I feel HUGE this week...pretty sure she grew! Side note: visited the doctor today for 24 week check up...according to the uterus measurements I'm measuring 23 weeks...makes me a little worried, but I'm guessing this little miss is just going to be smaller than her big brother was. ;)
Weight gain? 168.8 -- up 17.4 lbs. total. OY. I feel huge already.
Maternity clothes? Still a mix, but definitely running out of tops. AND? I ordered some stuff a week or so ago online and loved it ALL when it arrived (does that ever happen when you shop online?!?). Leggings? Pumped that I finally have some for winter...now I just need some brown boots and maybe a white/ivory pair of leggings as well.
Stretchmarks? Nothing new....so far.
Sleep? I suck at going to bed....so mornings? Yeah, they blow. I'm am needing to impose a very strict bedtime very soon. Seriously. Oh and late afternoons? Dead. Exhausted.
Best moment this week? Getting TWO calls about interviews in TEXAS!!!!! I am so excited about this you don't even understand.
Movement? Whoa baby...yes. She's starting to make her presence very known...and she's has a pretty good little routine down. I wonder if it'll change?
Food cravings? Chocolate still...orange juice...and McDonald's fruit and yogurt parfait. (Ever had this? YUM.) Aversions...meat...in general. Not good...dinner has been pretty lame around these parts. I need to make some casseroles again, it's about the only "real" food I can stomach.
Water intake? Oy, not a good week. My water bottles were dirty until Thursday. Monday I ended up with a Diet Pepsi during the day, Tuesday I did get a 32 oz. bottle at the store, Wednesday I had some Gatorade...all with some water intake at night. Thursday I was finally back on track...well, at least with 32. Next week's goal: DRINK MORE WATER!
Gender? Little miss. p.s I think we've decided on a name! We've had the first name for awhile, but we argued about her middle name. (And yes, this is a post in and of itself.) ;)
Labor signs? I'm not sure. I never had any Braxton Hicks with Thaddeus...well not until almost 37 weeks (maybe 36 at the earliest), but every now and then I *almost* feel like that weird cramping/contraction feeling has come over my belly, but it's not overly hard when I touch it. Who knows? Maybe it's just growing/stretching.
Belly button in or out? Creepier and closer to flat...especially late at night.
What I miss? Family...can't wait to have hubs "home" over Thanksgiving (and I'm hoping maybe we'll be moving soon so it'll be a GREAT visit)!
What I am looking forward to? Selling the house (scheduled to close Nov. 16!) and these interviews!
Weekly Wisdom? If you're married and a believer, read this book. Seriously.
Wanna see my belly at 24 weeks last time? Click here.
|23 Weeks 1 Day - top courtesy of PinkBlush|
Cute top, huh?
Yeah, I thought so too.
And the best part? It won't cost you an arm and a leg. We all know about those regular maternity stores, often overpriced (and a bit overbearing when you go in them...well, at least the associates in my local one are). PinkBlush? Online baby. Shop from the comfort of your couch (and your pjs). Love...
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