How far along? 24 weeks! The belly has officially POPPED! No hiding that belly anymore!
Size ofBaby? 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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