24 weeks

24 WEEKS
How far along? 24 weeks! The belly has officially POPPED! No hiding that belly anymore!
Size of Baby?  As long as an ear of corn (about 12 inches) and weighing in at just over 1 pound!
Maternity clothes? oh yeah. I had to buy more scrubs for work to fit my big booty! ;)  (Thanks to a lady on KSL I got a steal of a deal on a TON of scrubs). I also recently bought some maternity workout capris – definitely more comfortable around my belly.
Weight Gain? yup. It’s what us pregnant ladies do… we gain the lbs. I had a patient tell me my face looked plump. I just laughed… (because I don’t like to cry at work. It scares the patients.)
Stretch marks?  No new ones… YET.
Sleep: Overall, not too bad. I usually get up once to pee, then I have to boot Olivia out of my spot. She’ll steal your spot in .37 seconds if you’re not careful.
Best moment this week: Feeling him move a lot more often. At my last update, I hadn’t felt anything definite. Just some bubbles. But one night at 22 weeks, I put my iPad on my belly and was playing Josh Groban, and he started moving like crazy. It was the COOLEST thing EVER.
Miss Anything? My energy level. Running without feeling like I’m dying. ;)
Movement: He moves the most at night, when I’m chilling on the couch or laying in bed. I’ll feel sporadic movements during the day, but I think I’m too busy at work to really feel them.
Food cravings: Sonic diet coke with cherry and lime still makes my heart go pitter-patter! Mubahay finally opened, so sno-cones are becoming a regular thing around here. ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing really. I’m still really sensitive to smells, but it doesn’t make me sick, just kind of grossed out. ;)
Gender: BOY. We have a name picked out, and we have shared with our family and some friends, but I think we’ll keep it from blog world until he arrives.
Labor Signs: heck no!
Symptoms: I had some sort of allergic reaction to something. My skin went NUTS. After a quick trip into the OB, she gave me some meds to help calm down the itching and I’m now a proud supporter of all things Aveeno Ezcema related. The moisturizing cream, the oatmeal baths, and the baby body wash are hanging out in our bathroom right now. That shiz works better than anything I’ve tried so far. No more scented lotions for me. Other than that… we’re doing great.
Belly Button in or out? innie.
Mood: Happy. I’m having a baby. Of course I’m happy!

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Comments

  1. Lily says:

    You look so good and I’m not just saying that. Dont listen to big mouth patients. This is such a wonderful time for you! ;)

  2. bigtoughgirl says:

    Seriously…greatest time ever!! It has its moments…but the movement of the baby is my FAVE!!! So excited for you!!!

  3. Rochelle says:

    Super cute!! And I had an allergic reaction while pregnant too…only time I’ve ever had it and never got it again. Pregnancy does some weird stuff to you! :) And you look so cute and so happy!

  4. Shannon says:

    You and I are due just a couple days apart from one another (I’m due 9/7) and I’m so excited for you. I don’t know why weight gain becomes EVERYONE’S business during pregnancy, but you look beautiful and happy. I know I’m gaining more than what is recommended, but all of our bodies are different and handle pregnancy differently. You are healthy, active, and doing a great job! Keep it up :) .

  5. You are too cute!! You’re so lucky you’ve felt him!!

    Yay for pregnant bellies–you seriously look fab :)

  6. I love that color on you! Prob cuz purple is my favorite color but really you look so great! I love those little moments where you can feel them. So fun!

  7. ribbonrunner says:

    Hello! I’m new to your blog, but congrats on your pregnancy!! I just had a baby boy eight weeks ago and I am loving it. Running and working out definitely got harder throughout the pregnancy but keep it up because it for sure has helped with recovery. People say the funniest things to you when your prego. I had a parent of one of my students say “We better bring in the U-haul she is looking so big!” He got a major scuz from me! Sounds like you are doing great!

  8. You look wonderful!! I’m so impressed with your workouts–still dominating CrossFit. Baby boy will come out doing burpees! And, I love the support of maternity capris too. I know it’s not sexy but for me, it feels better on my belly!

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