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:
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…
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!
What are your thoughts on belly rubbing?