Monday, January 11, 2010

Are We There Yet?

24 weeks 3 days
How far along? 24th week
Total weight gain/loss: I just really don't see this trend ending anytime soon even though I am by no means pigging out. +2lb the last week, +20lb total. Apparently, the baby gains 6oz. himself every week from this point forward! This better not be one of those 20lb babies you see on the cover of The National Inquirer that look like a 2 year old at 2 weeks.
Stretch marks? Amazingly, none. Let's hope this trend continues as well.
Sleep: Not really my favorite subject. The extra weight is really getting to my shoulders , which calls for a lot of turning during the night. I'm off to buy a better mattress pad tomorrow to save Troy's sanity.
Best moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat on Friday. It's always such a reassuring sound to know I am already succeeding at being a mom. Those 12 glasses of water a day...and 12 trips to the bathroom a day...are for you kiddo!
Movement: Loving the kicks still.
Gender: Troy & I had a wonderful celebratory dinner for officially selling Fridge Filler on Friday night. While silently enjoying our Blue Crab & Cheddar baked dip (yes, it was heaven), out of no where like an epiphany Troy says "I think we're having a girl." The almighty one has spoken.
Labor Signs: The labor of getting the nursery ready. Fun, but tedious since I had to refinish some furniture as well. Dressers and end tables are done though, complete with custom-designed knobs :) Canvases start tonight to line the walls with. Let's hope my inner Picasso comes out rather than Stevie Wonder's artistic sense. Don't worry mom, the windows are cracked and I'm using low VOC paints.
Food Cravings: Milk. I have to have it with every meal now. This may explain my new bra size haha.
What I miss: Update on new maternity jeans- they're here, they're here! I was tempted to sleep in them the other night, they're so comfortable. Thank you Motherhood Maternity Gods.
What I am looking forward to: Finishing the nursery while Troy's away this week. I want to surprise him with the room we're bound to be spending a lot of long nights in! He's seen the bits and pieces of it all, but there's nothing like it all coming together in the end.
Weekly Wisdom: The maternity ward where you'll be delivering can be more of a resource during pregnancy than your OB. We're now all set up for a hospital tour to see what d-day will look like, Labor Prep, Breastfeeding, & Pediatric CPR classes, and a breast pump rental to hold off on the commitment of purchasing those little contraptions that cost more than a laptop!
Milestones: 6 months down, just over 3 to go! And I can still see my toes!
Baby Brain Moment of the Week: Can't remember ANY of my usernames or passwords online, and it drives my pregnancy hormones bonkers. I was telling the baby to put its earmuffs on as I was cursing Verizon up and down for breaking the cardinal rule- pissing off a pregnant woman and making her cry. Throw in a cell phone that has no reception in my house, and you've got yourself a scene out of So I Married An Axe Murderer.
Weekly Belly Pic: Yes, I'm that bold and wearing horizontal stripes.

1 comment:

  1. You need to write a book....the comedy version of "Expecting"
    These posts are too funny!!!