Friday, May 27, 2011

Week 24 & Gender Reveal!

This is long overdue, I know. You've all waited long enough to know, so Im not going to drag the gender reveal out any longer than necessary. I mean, I could, but what kind of person would that make me?

So, without further adieu,

We're having a little 

Whew, ok, now that that is out of the way, Ill continue on with the Week 24 update.

How Far Along:  24 weeks

Size of baby: says she the length of an ear of corn and around 1.5 lbs. 

Total Weight Gained:  I started at 110.5 and now weigh 120.8, so that's a weight gain of 10 lbs. This is the most that I've ever weighed! Thankfully, right now it's all boobs and belly. I hope it stays that way! So far, no stretch marks and I seriously hope Im one of the lucky ones who avoids them. 

Maternity Clothes:  Yes, as of this past week. I am wearing a few maternity tops and can sort of fit into some maternity jeans. The jeans and pants are all still too big, but more comfy than my regular pants which are not fitting anymore. I can still wear almost all of my old tops and dresses, but have outgrown some old skirts. 

Gender: It's a GIRL! Baby M. We love saying her name. It just makes it so much more real. Her name is so special to us because it combines my first name and my maiden name. It is also a combination of my two best friends from home's first born daughters names. (Was that confusing or what?) That was actually a happy coincidence. J & I have had this name picked out for literally years and Im so happy we get to use it! I havent decided if Ill share the name on here or not, but if you're super curious, you can always just email me to find out. 

Movement: Oh YES! I first felt movement at week 17, but wasnt sure what it was for another week. Now she kicks and flips and flops all the time. J has been able to feel her multiple times, but each time is so exciting and special. It melts my heart to see his big grin when he feels her or to hear him talk to her. Today Ive been listening to music while working on the laptop and I swear she's been dancing! Her kicks and punches are so strong! 

Sleep: I havent experienced the pregnancy fatigue for several weeks. I can usually get up around 8am and make it until 11pm, which is my normal routine. I havent needed a nap in quite a while either. My one major issue with sleep these days is hip pain. Oh, the hip pain. I wake up every couple of hours in pain and have to turn to the other side. Thankfully, I think Ive figured out how to fix this- by sleeping with a body pillow. So far, so good for the past two nights. The crazy pregnancy dreams went away several weeks ago, though Ive had some interesting ones lately. 

What I miss:  Having a glass of wine with dinner. I have seriously been craving red wine. Other than that, not much- fitting into all of my clothes and being without restrictions in general. 

Cravings: See above. Also, cereal and fruit, still. Ive loved those from the beginning. Occasionally Ill want apple pie and ice cream! 

Aversions: Broccoli still isnt appetizing, but Ive got over all of my other aversions. 

Symptoms:  Hip pain at night, heartburn all the time, no matter what I eat and round ligament pain. Right now, that's all and I am so thankful! Those are all pretty easy to deal with. 

Best Moment this week: Going on our babymoon to Switzerland and Italy! 

The nursery is really coming together! We have all of our furniture now- crib, dresser, changing table and glider with ottoman. We just need to paint the book case and get it in there. We also still need the crib mattress, which has been ordered. Ill post photos once it's all together!


Kate said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad you finally posted!!! I was worried I might spill the beans in a comment before you were ready!! I got so jealous of your weight gain...but then I reminded myself that at 24 weeks I'd only gained 11 pounds, so we were on the same track! The doctors say I'm still good...but I feel like a whale! Ugh! Thought I had some contractions last night, but they obviously haven't amounted to anything since I'm still at home....appointment later this morning, so I'm hoping for good news!!!

keri said...

Congrats to you. I have 2 girls :)

I have been reading for awhile but not sure I've ever commented. Love your blog!

Dr. Army Wife said...

A girl!! Congrats!!

Angela Noelle said...

Oh my gosh! SQUEEEEEEEE!!!! I'm dying to know her name if you feel up to sharing, but totally understand you wanting to keep it off the blog. Such a complicated issue! I'm so thrilled for you :)

Jen said...

Congratulations - and you are a skinny minnie!

Jusika said...

wow you guys have a lot covered already good job!
I also get the hip pain, one thing I can suggest is to stretch and (like you are) use the pillow between the knees, it tends to help.

I have been waiting around to see I am glad you all are having a girl, they are so much fun!

Hilary said...

YEAH! I am so happy for you... Great post!

Becca said...

Wonderful news! Sounds like you are experiencing a very healthy and comfortable pregnancy, for the most part! Many blessings to you and your growing daughter :)

Maranda said...

Woop woop!!! Oh KNOW I need to know her name!!! I'm so excited for you...but totally jealous because I've been in maternity clothes since about 10 weeks in. LOL!!!