HERE is my 24 week bumpdate with M
How Far Along: 24 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am up fourteen pounds so far (yikes). I haven’t seen that number in writing until just now. That feels like a lot but I guess I’m closer to the end than the beginning (wow!).
Maternity Clothes: I just bought two cute new shirts on a little shopping spree with my Momma. Since I am mostly just around the house with McKenna I don’t have to have super stylish clothes to impress her. I am just trying to have several ‘cute’ outfits for running errands and going to the doctor. I also bought some yummy soft jammies and have been enjoying them.
Gender: We are so slow with our gender reveal this go around. I’m so sorry. We will try to have that post up and running here in the next few days. We have known for weeks and are just thrilled of course.
Movement: I still think feeling a baby move in your tummy is one of the most amazing feelings in the world! I absolutely LOVE feeling those little kicks and jabs and rolls and flutters. It is just a reassurance that baby is healthy and still going strong in there. Never once have I ever felt annoyed or bothered by those little kicks, even when it’s late at night I still smile with delight.
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping pretty good here lately. I almost always have to get up at least once to go to the restroom, but no complaints here. Kenny is such a sweet nurturing hubby, if M happens to wake up at night he ALWAYS takes care of her and gets her right back to sleep. He takes such good care of his girls.
What I miss: Going for walks. Before M was born Kenny and I loved to go take a nice walk down by the lake near our house and after she was born we would walk EVERY day. Some days while Kenny was at work I would take M for several walks and we would walk again once Daddy got home. She loves to be outside and it is a great way to burn off some energy. But I had to have a cervical cerclage surgery done again with this surgery (just as a precaution more than necessity), but that means staying off my feet as much as I can so…. no walks for now. That’s alright, I know I’ll get a bunch in once baby number two is here.
Cravings: It seems like all I want this go around is salty salty salty foods. A pizza place near our house has super yummy cheese bread and the best marinara sauce (I could drink it). That seems to be my meal of choice when we get something from out. Ted’s tortillias with queso are at the top of the list too, but they aren’t so close to us (boo).
Best Moment this week: Getting a great report from my specialist doctor and seeing our sweet baby on the 4D ultrasound. He used the word ‘perfect’ several times, “look at that perfect little spine”…. “what a perfect little heart”… I was in heaven!