Sunday, September 2, 2012

24 Weeks

Current size of baby: Cantaloupe

How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain: 18 lbs. . .Yikes! Four lbs in one week. Guess that makes up for the two weeks I didn’t gain.

Inches Gained: 5.5 inches

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Sleep: Pretty good

How I'm feeling So incredibly blessed to be 24 weeks. I can do this! I can do this!

Best moment this week: When Olivia started talking to baby sister and giving her kisses. She comes up to my belly and tells her all kinds of things. Since Olivia has never shown a lot of interest in baby dolls I honestly didn’t know what she would think of having a baby around. Wow, she is so excited! She talks every day about the things that they can do together and already loves her so much! It is amazing!

Food cravings: I’m still on a tomato sauce/marinara kick. I had tomato soup the other night and found out Olivia liked it too!

Food aversions: None

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: NO. Thank goodness

Belly Button in or out? Out

What I miss: That “I’m full” feeling.  It’s nonexistent right now.  I could eat and eat and eat.  I have to guess when a normal person would be full.  (Soon after I posted this, I developed horrible heartburn/indigestion.  Guess that’s what happens when you make it to 24 weeks. But, I say. . .”Bring on the discomforts!” It means I’m still pregnant! )

What I am looking forward to: Having a December baby!

Milestones: Every day is a milestone now. I’ve never been this pregnant before. I’ve never been pregnant in September. I’ve never worn fall maternity clothes. So many “firsts” from now on.

No belly shots of me this week, but these are better because they are of Olivia.

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Olivia and Ducky

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And this, my friends, is huge!  Olivia barely lets me brush her hair and NEVER actually lets me fix it.  Of course, I had to bribe her with a popsicle and M&Ms, but she let me!  LOL!


Anonymous said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! Keep going and we keep praying!

Catherine W said...

Yay for 24 weeks! I'm not a frequent commenter but I'm following along and hoping and praying and rooting for you and this little one.

I had twins at 23w4d and lost my eldest. 24 weeks was my first big goal in my subsequent pregnancy and I was so excited to make it! I love your description, every day is a milestone.

You can do this! I made it to 38 weeks and 3 days this time and I had an induction at that point. I can't wait to see your little December babe.

And my surviving twin will also NOT let me brush her hair let alone fix it :( Will try the popsicle and M&M method!