Tuesday, November 29, 2011

24 Weeks

This is round two of the 24 week belly shot. We took pictures Sunday night at 11 PM, and they were all so awful that I couldn't even post one. Ha! So, we redid them this evening :) Anyway, yay for reaching 24 weeks and viability! It's so hard to believe that this precious little person inside of me could now potentially survive outside the womb. Amazing.

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 24 weeks
Size of baby: She is about 11.8 inches and over a pound -- about the size of a papaya!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, I definitely enjoyed my Thanksgiving meal :) I don't think this whole being pregnant over the holidays thing is going to be good for my weight gain. Ha!
Maternity Clothes: Yes, and I used some of my birthday money to get a few new things. I didn't get a ton, but I feel like I at least have enough clothes to get me through a week without repeating now ;)
Movement: I'd say she is pretty active! It's really hard to remember, but I'm thinking she might be the most active out of my three babies so far. I just love feeling the baby move when I'm pregnant, so I've always hoped for a super active baby. I still don't feel her a lot throughout the day if I'm moving around, but as soon as I sit down, I can usually count on some kicks :)
Gender: It's a GIRL!!! Her name is Alaina Ruth :)
Sleep: I've been sleeping like a rock, except for getting up to go to the bathroom. Ha!
What I miss: I'm really starting to feel like my face is getting fat, so I miss not feeling that way. BUT, I know it is NOT a big deal, so I don't let it bother me too much. I have too much to be thankful for to dwell on stuff I miss. I don't always have that attitude, unfortunately, but I do right now :)
Cravings: No cravings. I wanted to eat pretty healthy after our Thanksgiving feast, but I wasn't really craving anything in particular.
Symptoms: Some heartburn. I've taken a few Tums this week! Also, I feel so broken out. Ugh. And I have felt so hormonal and emotional. Just like I could cry at the drop of a hat (I haven't actually cried that much, but I just feel like I could at any time if I let myself) and getting more stressed out over little things than usual.
Best Moment This Week: The whole week was just really good. My birthday, Thanksgiving, spending extra time with family, decorating for Christmas... I loved it all! And it's always so exciting to reach viability. I want and expect this pregnancy to go on for a LOT longer, but it's comforting to know that she would have a chance if something were to go wrong.
What I Am Looking Forward To: I totally caved and joined Pinterest, even though I said I wouldn't because I didn't want another time suck. So, I've gotten all kinds of ideas for the kids' rooms, and I can't wait to get started! I'm hoping now that Thanksgiving is over, we will be able to get a few projects done before Christmas. Who knows if that will actually happen, though, since this is such a busy time. But I can't wait to do Jude's new room and make a few minor changes to the nursery!


The Niemeyer Nest said...

You look beautiful as always! Happy Birthday! Pinterest is a major timesuck but full of so many amazing ideas.

Whitney said...

You look great! We had 3 Thanksgiving meals, and I laughed that the holidays were falling at the best (or worst) time because I was feeling great and still have plenty of room for food. I'm a little nervous about what the scale will say at my appointment tomorrow.