24 weeks!

Dec 28, 2014

I'm starting to feel like a small whale. Not a full blown one yet, but a small one for sure. Sometimes I forget I have a belly and try to squeeze through places and get stuck (not a joke). I also squat down and can't get up without calling for help (wish I were joking) . I'm falling a lot, too (this one's not really a surprise ...) . Let's just say these last few weeks have been spent adjusting to my new figure, which totally throws off my balance. 

Little guy is a total maniac and I'm obsessed with him. If it weren't normal and expected for mothers to be absolutely, loony-tunes in love with their kids I would say it was borderline weird how much I love him already. Before, his due date was so far away I was okay waiting, but the closer it gets the more inpatient I become. I keep coming with all of these "time warp" countdowns like, "January doesn't really count because it always goes by so fast, and February is a short month anyways and he's basically HERE in March, so we REALLY only have like 4 weeks left...". It seems to be holding me over for now, but I have no idea how I am going to wait until April. Luckily, we started the nursery, so that should keep me preoccupied for some time. 

How far along?  24 weeks. This trimester has gone by so quickly, and overall, I've really enjoyed it. 

Total weight gain/loss: WE'VE OFFICIALLY GAINED 4 POUNDS THIS PREGNANCY!! Which is VERY exciting. Weight has been funny for me- I was stuck at 118 pounds for awhile and realized that I no amount of fruits and veggies and greek yogurt was helping me gain weight. I'm generally just not hungry enough to eat as much as I need to, so I decided I needed some help from some junk food to put on some weight- eating extra servings of dessert and switching to whole milk has been so awful (not). We're now gaining weight steadily which is also strange to process- as much as you know it's good for you and the baby, gaining a pound or two a week is a difficult concept to wrap your head around.  I am happy to have my bump AND I'm starting to grow my butt back WOOHOO! 
Maternity clothes? I put on a non-maternity t shirt this week and my 4 or 5 inches of my belly stuck out at the bottom. I found it extremely amusing. 
Stretch marks? We're still in the clear!!! I do have a few scratches on my belly that randomly appeared, I think from running into things with this huge bump all the time (sorry, baby).  
Best moment this week: All this movement. I love feeling him in there and I get lonely when he goes to sleep. WAKE UP AND PLAY WITH ME! 
Miss Anything? (still) Hot yoga and runny eggs. BACK SLEEPING. Can I just keep this the same until I deliver and then I'll post a whole glorious post, about my first experience of runny eggs and hot yoga. 16 WEEKS  LEFT OMG.

Movement: He's getting big enough that I can ALMOST distinguish body parts in his movements. I can definitely feel his butt and back when he curls up and that is amazing. He balls up on my left side a lot when I sleep and I "hold him" in my hand and it is the most amazing thing in the whole world. 
Food cravings: Citrus. I really, really, really love grapefruit. And sweets. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Some more prominent nausea over the last few weeks that comes and goes, but this may be related to some possible gallbladder issues I'm having (I have a theory the kids bored in there so he's trying to mess with all of my organs one by one). As long as I can keep eating, no complaints.
Have you started to show yet: I love my bump. While I was Christmas shopping I had my first strangers point out my pregnant belly, which was actually really fun. It becomes a lot more real when other people can tell you are expecting a child and not just a little chubby from the holidays.
Labor Signs: No, but lots of braxton hicks. So if you see me and I'm not drinking water, yell at me!! 
Belly Button in or out? It's still just stretched. In fact, it's so stretched I feel like it's just going to pop open. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: I cry a lot lately. Over really ridiculous things. 

Looking forward to: I really want to kiss his toes. Toes, specifically. His little feet keep kicking me and I want to kiss them. So I'm excited for his arrival in April so I can kiss his little toes.  Being a mom makes you so weird. 
Gender: Hopefully he's still a boy in there...
Wedding rings on or off? Still on.
Favorite Development this week: Baby is really just getting fatter and smarter in there these days. 

I can't believe we only have 3 and a half months left!! 

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