Wednesday, December 26, 2012

24 Week Belly Bump

Where has the time gone?! Christmas is over and it's been so busy around here that I forgot to post my 24 week belly!

Woo! Look at that belly! I just absolutely LOVE it! Is it weird to say how cute and lovely it looks when I'm talking about myself? Oh well. Pregnancy is the only time I feel completely comfortable and confident about my body and actually love to see it and show it off.

How far along - 24 weeks

 Weight gain - 7 lbs! I seem to be gaining one pound every two weeks.

Morning sickness/nausea - Not at all.

Movement -  Much stronger now. Sometimes I wonder what body part is poking into my side doing circles, kicks, and punches. My hands are almost always on my stomach and that's not exaggerating at all. Gabe asks me if I'm doing that for good luck because I do it so often. I just love feeling the roundness of my tummy and can't get enough of it!

Contractions - I have Braxton Hicks every once in a while. They don't feel great but I must say, I actually enjoy them. :) Weird, yes, I know. But they are helping to prepare me for labor and that kind of excites me. (We'll see if I'm saying this when I'm actually closer to my due date and these contractions are coming much more frequently) But for now, I'll enjoy them.

Pain -  My hip and back pain stay at bay most of the time. I've been seeing a chiropractor regularly and that has helped a ton. Usually by the time the pain comes back, it's time to see the chiropractor again so it doesn't stay for long.

Sleep - I sleep through the night no problem. Thank the lord!

Stretchmarks - Nope.

Maternity clothes - All maternity bottoms and mostly maternity shirts. My regular t-shirts are starting to be too small and so are all but one of my sweatshirts which is awful because I live in sweaters and sweatshirts in winter!

Food cravings/aversions -  When I'm hungry I crave anything and everything. Otherwise, it's usually something different. Just depends on my mood.

Eating/drinking -  I can out-eat Gabe! I don't know how but I can just keep packing it away but then half an hour later, I feel like my stomach is stretched to the max!

Boy or Girl - We're not finding out but are guessing girl.

Lowlights of the week - I do get uncomfortable when sitting and trying to relax now. My torso is small so when I sit it gets smaller and more crowded. I haven't figured out how to sit comfortably without having to keep my back straight and torso as long as possible.

Highlights of the week - Just the overall appreciation I have for my body and the amazing transformation it goes through in order to grow another human being.

Anything to add - I still have pregnancy brain and seem to forget the silliest things. We *may* have almost decided on a name if this is a little girl! If this baby is a boy, heaven help us because we just cannot agree and decide on anything!

24 weeks
24 week belly button
I'm not sure where they went or even if I took them but there are no 23 week pics to be found. :(

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