24 Weeks Pregnant | Belly Rubbing

24 weeks pregnant – what?!  That’s six months, baby!!  And now that my belly has become obviously more noticeable, the belly rubbing has officially begun.  Check out my bump action:

24 weeks

Last week was when I thought my bump got really round, but now I have some serious roundness action going.  And itz just going to get bigger and bigger as baby grows and grows!  My sister took this photo of me and exclaimed, “Woah!  This is the first week your bump is bigger than your boobs!”  Haha.

Baby Itz: 24 Weeks

Baby’s size? The length of an ear of corn (almost a foot long!!!)

Maternity clothes? YES!!! Now that I’ve got a legit bump, I’m excited to start showing it off.  A friend gave me a few maternity things, and my sister just gave me a HUGE tub full of tons of stuff.  My mom just bought me several pairs of maternity pants (wow, most comfortable things ever!) from Destination Maternity.  I also received a few items from Fit Maternity which I will be reviewing in the near future, so this was a very good week in the maternity clothes department.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good… I wake up a couple of times during the night, but am quick to fall back asleep, and feel well-rested in the morning.

Best moment this week: Just watching my bump grow more and more by the day, it seems!

Miss anything? No.

Movement: YES!  Baby Itz is super active, especially in the evening, and whenever Jonny feels him, he always says, “I think that was his left foot!”  Haha.

Food Cravings: No real cravings like, “Oh my gosh I have to have _____,” but carbs have been way more appealing to me this past week, so lots and lots of bread has been consumed.  And ice cream.  But that’s normal.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not regularly, but I had my first [almost] sick experience, and can I just tell you how grateful I am that I never once had morning sickness?  Yesterday morning I sliced a very ripe banana (think: totally brown peel), and the last couple bites started to not be appealing, so I didn’t finish the last few slices.  All of a sudden I was running to the bathroom as I thought I was going to lose that banana.  I was dry heaving, sweating, and my eyes were watering, but nothing came up.  I’m pretty sure that was due to the fact that it was the first thing in the morning and I had nothing (besides the first half of the banana) in my belly.  It was terrible, but I quickly recovered and eventually was able to eat my [now burnt] eggs for breakfast.  I sure feel for the mommas who experience morning sickness to whatever extent!  And I’ll be staying away from the super mushy bananas from now on… ugh.

Gender: BOY BOY BOY!!!!

Labor Signs: None, not that I would know what those feel like anyway!

Symptoms: My back pain has decreased, and I think that’s because I’ve been more active throughout the day.  As fun as it was lounging around and being a couch potato all day during my winter break, itz way better to move more, and as a result, I feel better.

Belly Button – in or out?  In.

Wedding Rings – on or off? On!

Happy or Moody? Happy.

Looking Forward To: Making progress on the baby room.  It will soon be painted and furniture will soon be ordered (hopefully this week!).  On an unrelated noted, I had my 24-week doctor appointment and everything was great!  She measured my belly (uterus) for the first time, and I measured perfectly (oh yeah!).  My next doctor appointment will be at 28 weeks, and that’s the orange drink glucose test that I’ve heard/read so much about.

As I mentioned before, my belly has become obviously more noticeable, so the belly rubbing has officially started.  I haven’t had any strangers rubbing on my belly (thank goodness, I think itz strange if people you don’t know touch you anyway, much less your belly!), but namely by my dear sister Stephanie…

steph bump

We were out to dinner the other night and she made me stand up and lift my shirt so she could see.  (I had a tank top on underneath, no worries, friends.)  Then, my dad offered to do the same – haha!  And Jacob and Audrey clearly take after their mother as they were all up on my bump, too!

jacob audrey bump

What are your thoughts on belly rubbing?

64 thoughts on “24 Weeks Pregnant | Belly Rubbing

  1. I’m just stunned that you’re already six months a long. It honestly feels like just yesterday you were announcing to the world that you were pregnant & within days sharing it was a boy. I mean obv. it was a bit more spread out, but wow is your pregnancy flying!!

  2. You are too adorable! I can’t believe you are 6 months! I really feel like you just told us, and you just had the gender reveal. Time is flying but that just means sooner you will see your little one 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do with your nursery!

  3. I love that last picture- so sweet! And I agree, it looks like your adorable baby bump finally popped!

    I find myself rubbing my own belly (23 weeks!) all the time. And I don’t mind when others do either. Well, maybe strangers because that’s just weird, but I love when friends and family get excited with me 🙂

    Looking good girl!

  4. Every week I get more and more excited for you! I cant wait to see the baby’s room. I had to take both glucose tests since I failed the first one but everything was fun. It’s really not gross, tastes like orange soda. The only think that sucks is you can’t eat first!

  5. You look awesome!

    Belly rubbing didn’t really bother me, but I didn’t have any strangers just walk up and rub. A few acquaintances asked permission and I was ok with it and I had a few friends who couldn’t seem to keep their hands off LOL. Luckily, I’m a pretty touchy feely person.

  6. I love the belly!!! Seeing your pictures makes me miss my belly!! I used to love just resting my hands on mine!!! My hubby will be happy….he wants another!! Yikes!! People I worked with used to ask to rub my belly a lot but it wasn’t a big deal…and of course my daughter wanted to too! When it was people I didn’t know well…it was awkward!

  7. You look adorable!
    I never had any strangers try to touch my belly. When I was pregnant with my first, I was teaching first grade so I had 25 hands on my belly all.the.time. At that point, I’m not sure I’d have noticed if a stranger touched it! The kids in my class would rub my belly on the way out to recess and say “bye, baby Ellie!” and again when they were leaving to go home. It was adorable. They’d also stare at my belly while I’d read to them and if they saw the belly bumpin’, they’d argue about whose turn it was to feel her move. Crazy kids. 🙂

    • that is TOO CUTE!! my fourth graders haven’t touched the belly yet… not sure if they will or if they’re too old for that haha

  8. I agree with above–your pregnancy is totally flying by!!!! Love, love your bump. So much <3

    Yes, doesn't dry heaving/feeling sick suck?!?! It is awful. I hope you never have to feel that again!

    I am okay with family/close friends rubbing my belly, but no one else!

  9. You look absolutely adorable, and I’m so glad things are going well. I’m jealous of your round bump, too! I’m carrying super low and just look weird haha.

  10. adorable baby bump 🙂 I never know really how to act when a friend or someone I know is pregnant in terms of if they like or don’t like their bellies rubbed. so I usually don’t unless they say something.

  11. There were quite a few people that I didn’t mind rubbing my belly ( those that were closest to me), however when people you work with do it, its very awkward…. (my boss rubbed by belly right after I announced, I wasn’t even showing yet!) I had a few strangers touch my belly in the grocery store or while I was shopping, that is just plain weird. I would never touch a strangers belly!!

    • haha i’m close with my coworkers so i don’t mind – i did think it was weird when people rubbed when i wasn’t showing though!

  12. I love to touch the belly, but mainly because I love to feel the baby kick. I would never do this with a stranger though, only close friends or family. And I ALWAYS ask first because some women are not comfortable with having their belly touched. That being said, I loved having people touch my belly when I was pregnanat. It was a way to share my pregnancy with them. Hope you are enjoying it!

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