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Week 24 Bump Update:
How far along are you? 24 weeks 3 days…well into the 6th month now. Crazy to think how fast time is flying by!
How big is baby?: According to The Bump app, Baby P is the size of a cantaloupe, measuring 10.5-11.8 inches and weighing in anywhere from 12.7 to 20.8 ounces. Wowzers!
Symptoms: Feeling like I have to use the bathroom every few minutes– especially when I’m on the treadmill! Also having some lower back pain towards the end of the day, or after a Pure Barre class where we are at the barre doing leg exercises.
Sleeping: Decent. Luckily, I don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, but if I do wake up, it’s because I had a crazy, whacked out dream. I’ve been having lots of those lately.
Cravings/Aversions? Raspberries and baked goods. Not loving quiche or vegetables.
Fears: The whole labor and delivery thing is starting to freak me out. I need to get started on reading my books from fellow mamas and preparing myself! I also hear that they key is just being able to relax and breathe. That said, I’m considering signing up for some prenatal yoga classes…anything that can help me chill out because I’ll need help! Any recommendations on this front?
Miss Anything? Not being so tired all the time. Pre-pregnancy I was able to go-go-go all day without a second thought. Now a long day takes its toll & I am ready for bed by 9pm like clockwork! Also, a good mimosa.
Generally Feeling: Wonderful! I’d say the bump is out in full force now, and I am officially feeling kicks, which makes it so real.
Looking Forward To: Baby shower dates are in the works!
What I’ve Been Loving: T has been working hard and we have the nursery in a good place! All painting is done, including the bookshelf that we re-purposed. Also picked up a dresser that we will double as a changing table. (Don’t worry, a nursery reveal will come soon!) I can’t wait for the ottoman/glider to arrive just so I can sit in there and soak it all in…
Maternity Clothes? Oh yes. And “Santa” spoiled me with a few new pieces too! Now if only the frigid Chicago temps would go away, I wouldn’t have to layer up with 20 articles of clothing just to go outside…
Boy or Girl: Well, I mentioned in an earlier bump update that we were going to do a gender reveal for T’s family at Christmas. It went well! We had each person open a box with a pink or blue ornament, one by one. We told them that whichever color there were more of was the gender! It was very suspenseful…
And the reveal from my side of the family… (see explanation here)
But in the end, I am happy to finally share the news! Baby P is a….HE! #whatcravings
So excited to meet our little man and not have to worry about the he/she in conversation…that was tough!
Movement: Definitely feeling flutters over the past few weeks, mostly when I am laying down on the couch or in bed. Then, the day after Christmas and since then, I have definitely been feeling more defined kicks. SO cool! On NYE, I was laying on the couch (getting over my cold), and I could literally see Baby P’s more powerful kicks through my shirt. CRAZY!
What I did/got for baby: Registry is complete! Found MamaRoo on Craigslist for a steal. Assembled crib. Nursery is now painted!
Best moments of the week: Feeling defined kicks, and my parents even felt it when they visited! Incredible…
Baby P was also spoiled with several Christmas gifts from cousins, grandparents and other family. He got some great books for his library, adorable onesies and the cutest hand crocheted beanie hat from my cousin!
And progress shots from the last update…sorry no week 23 photos. Between the holidays and getting sick with the flu, there was no chance!