Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekly Update - 24 weeks

How far along? 24 weeks

Total Weight Gain: + 13 (+1.5 this week).

Maternity Clothes? No change. I have actually discovered a new way to wear my Bella Band (all the way up like a maternity panel instead of folded at the top of my pants), so I'm back in pre-pg jeans! lol. I wonder how long I'll be able to get away with this. :)

Stretch Marks? Still nothing! I can feel an increase in dryness and itchiness. So I'm continuing the cocoa butter. Hopefully I will at least survive the summer!

Sleep? I'm still pretty tired most of the time. Not getting up in the middle of the night as much. Sleeping deeper too I think. I am sleeping way later as well. No more just waking up at 6 am for me!

Best Moment This Week: Shopping for patterns for Webster with my mom, and finalizing some baby shower choices.

Movement: Oh yeah! I feel him all the time now. He's active all the time. He kicked so hard he almost knocked my ice cream off my shelf... I mean bump. :) I think I am starting to be able to see them from the outside.

Food Cravings: Still Chocolate. Still Weird.

Gender: BOY!!

Labor Signs: Nothing.

Belly Button In or Out? Still in. Gets flatter as the day goes on.

What I miss: Beer. I could really use a beer.

What am I looking forward to: Next ultrasound!

Weekly Wisdom: When people talk to you about pregnancy, they don't always tell you the more unfortunate parts. For example, I have always had a thin athletic build. Don't get too mad, I worked my ass off doing years of ballet. I earned that body. Now, however, is an entirely different story. Don't get me wrong, I know I need to gain weight, and I am happy to do it. I actually like seeing the different changes my body is going through as my pregnancy goes on. What I am not happy about (the part no one told me) is the back fat. That's right ladies. I have fat where there was no fat before. Dance kept my back very toned apparently. Not anymore. I think that is the part I am most concerned with post partum. Getting THE REST OF ME back to normal. I've started noticing other people who don't have back fat, and I'm getting jealous. lol

Milestones: Viability!!!

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Samantha said...

Love the dress! You look beautiful.

I've started seeing my belly move on the outside a lot this past week and it's CRAZY! So fun to watch. Surprisingly, it's only when I have my shirt down. When I pull it up to watch my bare belly, he stops!