Wednesday, July 24, 2013

24 Week Update!

24 Weeks Blogedit
Due Date: November 8, 2013

Gender: Girl, girl, girl!!

Movement: Definitely feeling some movement now!!  Even Derek has gotten to feel a couple of kicks.  Honestly, it’s a pretty weird feeling.  I’m sure I’ll get used to it…but for now, I still stop and feel my stomach every time I feel something.  Right at 22 weeks was the first time I felt something inside my belly!

Feeling: The past month, I have felt fantastic.  I’m so happy and have a ton of energy.  Monday was probably the first time in a while that I did not feel good.  I woke up exhausted and worn out even though I had gotten plenty of sleep over the weekend.  I also had an uncomfortable feeling, almost like a pinching sensation, really high up around my rib cage.  No matter how I sat/lay, I could not get it to go away.  Finally after taking a walk and a nice warm bath, I felt good enough to sleep.  Hoping the second trimester energy boosts stay around for just a little longer.

Food Cravings: None at all.  But, almost everything sounds good again.  I had soup for the first time this week since I’ve been pregnant.

Food Aversions: None

Clothes: All bottoms are maternity.  I really do not have any maternity tops yet.  I’m hoping all my long tops that I have can hold me over.  Although, I may need to invest in some maternity work out gear since I’ve been walking every night.  My shorts are getting a little too short and all my larger t-shirts are getting a bit tight.  I’m looking forward to purchasing a new dress for my upcoming shower!!!

Stretch Marks: Thankfully none at this point.  But you better believe I’m lathering up 2x a day!

Sleep: I’m still sleeping as good as normal.  I really hope this continues!!  Most nights I’ll wake up with a charlie horse or cramp in my leg.  I’ll just drink some water and go right back to sleep.

Symptoms: Some acid/heartburn and discomfort around ribs.  I’ve found that I can alleviate all back/tailbone pain with my walking so I am making this a priority for me and the Little Man every night.  But I have to say that I feel very lucky with this pregnancy.  So far so good!  Hope it continues!

What I Miss: Hot dogs!  Seriously, I think not having hot dogs is one of the disadvantages about being pregnant during the summer.  I still miss wine and blue cheese.  Oh and I cannot wait to have a big giant sub.  I still get the veggie at Subway and Jimmy Johns, but I cannot wait for the Spicy Italian again!!

Best Moment: When checking out at Kohls, the employee asked me when I was due.  Honestly, she caught me off guard for a moment because a stranger has not asked me this before.  It was the first time somebody I didn’t know noticed that I was pregnant!!!  I got soooo excited.  In fact, I’m pretty sure she was not ready for my reaction.

Memorable Moments:
  • Finally having a bump that was noticeable!  23 weeks marked the milestone for this
  • Feeling movement finally at 22 weeks.
  • Our Florida trip.  It definitely was a mix bag of emotions for me.  On one hand, it was so nice to feel like I was my old self again.  Staying out until 3AM, laughing, feeling like I was still a “good time.”  However, I would then have internal pity parties of how unfair it was that women have to give up so much during pregnancy and men do not have to give up anything.  I allowed myself a couple of these moments, got over it, and then went back to having a good time.  Thank goodness I was at 23 weeks because I have a feeling if it was anytime before or after, my body would not have been so tolerant!
  • I eat a lot of lunches in my car since I’m driving to and from meetings for work.  Usually, I just put a napkin down on my lap to catch any/all food that may fall.  Well now, it hits my baby bump before the napkin!  Definitely have to cover the bump with the napkin now.
  • My birthday weekend.  Such a great birthday!! (24 weeks)
  • Getting all the deliveries for the nursery (23 weeks)
  • Starting to put together the nursery (24 weeks).  Cannot wait for this to be done!
  • Looking forward to my first baby shower next weekend!!



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23 comments:

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

I didn't know you couldn't eat hotdogs.. that's crazy! I remember the first time someone asked me when I was due (that I didn't know).. it gets so exciting but bad when strangers start rubbing your belly.. especially old people :)

Gina said...

You can eats subs with meat on them as longer as they are heated...or at least that's what I was told. Just no cold meats/cheeses because of bacteria.

Ericka said...

Love your cute baby bump :) You look amazing and so glad that you are feeling great too! Hope that continues for you!

Courtney said...

You are so CUTE!

Tara said...

So cute! Toward the end of my pregnancy I was always spilling things on my bump... Haha!

Allison said...

Awwww! You finally have your bump and it's so cute!! And that's funny you are craving hot dogs! Haha.

Miss Monica said...

Great post! Yes I can tell know that you are pregnant. Such a pretty mommy to be.

Helene in Between said...

gah you look soooo cute! and yay for a girl!

Becky said...

You're looking great! That must have been so fun when someone noticed your bump! How exciting to have your first shower next weekend!! :)

Rachel said...

Get some vegetarian "smart dogs!" I was skeptical but they are actually really good and a great protein source. Found them at publix. My hubby will throw a couple on the grill when we grill out. :)

Rachel said...

Get some vegetarian "smart dogs!" I was skeptical but they are actually really good and a great protein source. Found them at publix. My hubby will throw a couple on the grill when we grill out. :)

dave and jenn said...

You look gorgeous! I just realized that your daughter will be born around my birthday and my daughter is born around yours. :)

Faith said...

Haha I'm just picturing the her expression when she saw how excited you were that she noticed you were pregnant.

Your baby bump is the cutest!

I had no idea hot dogs were a no no.

Natalie and Lee said...

You look amazing!!

Emily Beth said...

You look great! I'm glad you had a nice vaca and YAY energy!

Kristen said...

Love this! And I'm glad you've felt so good!

Sarah said...

Yyayay lovin that bump!!!

Can't wait for your shower!!

Katrin said...

I am happy to hear that you are feeling so great (except of that one stupid day)! You definitely look happy and fabulous!

Anne said...

So fun to read your update! Maybe lunch next week to update in person??And yay for baby movements... once both those and the bump started for me, they seemed to increase daily.

Ashley R said...

You are so cute! I love the bump and all the updates! Gosh I would miss wine so much... it really doesn't seem fair for the guys, does it? It seems like your pregnancy is flying by though(at least from our perspective), so hold in there :) I can tell you are going to be such a great mommy!

Kristin said...

Could you be any cuter??

Mrs. Pancakes said...

It's awesome that you have a ton of energy...but don't forget to sleep and relax...i think you are the cutest pregnant lady around right now!

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

Found you from Caitlin's bump post. You don't know how happy this makes me to see that you didn't feel anything until 22 weeks!! EVERYONE {except my dr} is telling me I should have felt the baby move and I haven't!! I am 19 weeks, will be 20 this week so it's driving me insane!!!!!!