How far along? 24w3d
How big is baby? over a pound and the length of an ear of corn.
Total weight gain/loss: Welllll my neighbor asked me yesterday if “I was sure I’m not having twins?”…so let’s just leave it at that.
Workouts for the week: I’ve been slacking. Managed to squeeze in 4 45-minute dog walks but that’s it
Maternity clothes? I’m in desperate need of more options, but I’m holding out until the end of August so I can buy fall clothes and make the season switch. Hello cardigans and leggings, good riddance you effing sundresses.
Sleep: I’m convinced I’m a complete masochist. No matter how much water I drink during the day, I am absolutely parched right at bedtime so I end up chugging a few glasses of water. Of course, this means I’m up several times a night to pee. When will I learn?
Unrelated? I had a dream this week that Sean owned a chocolate chip cannoli store. You can imagine my excitement…and subsequent disappoint when I woke up and figured out it wasn’t real.
Best moment this week: booked our newborn photographer – she seems amazing and I’m hoping to get a ton of adorable pictures that make my ovaries explode a million times over.
Movement: Lots of kicks and rolls. Charlotte is definitely a dancing queen. The girl loves a good nap in the early evening hours and is ready to rock and roll all. night. long.
Her party usually starts around 11pm and continues at each pee break during the night. Thanks for the 4 am booty bump, kid. (Is this payback for those rare evenings in college when I partied a little too hardy?)
Food cravings: Besides every baked good I can get my hands on, my biggest craving is green grapes. I actually googled “how many green grapes are bad for you?” after realizing I had eaten like $12 worth in 2 days. Oops.
Food Aversions: Nothing specific. Still not a major meat eater.
Gender: Baby G is a GIRL.
Labor Signs: GAH. NO.
Pregnancy Symptoms: I think we’re going through a growth spurt this week. First trimester tiredness has returned as well as the difficulty breathing and heartburn.
What I miss: my waistline. I am developing a disorder where I’m SHOCKED at how thin all my friends have gotten lately – then I think perhaps it’s just me getting bigger?
What I am looking forward to: Rocking my 6 month pregnant self at the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert Sunday night. I can’t wait for all the side-eyes. Bring ‘em on.
Upcoming appointments/events: Next appoint is August 30th and it’s an ultrasound to check on the placenta previa and glucose testing for gestational diabetes.
Milestones: VIABILITY! WAHOOO!!!!! For those unfamiliar, 24 weeks marks Viability Day, which means that doctors will use medical intervention and life-saving attempts to save your baby should she arrive early. It also means that from here on out, she has a chance at surviving outside the womb. (But don’t you DARE think about coming anytime soon, baby. I’ll be so mad at you.)
Obligatory Bump Photos: (Apologies for the wonky photos. I clearly wasn’t on the ball this week and was scrambling to get these done as I was already late for work this morning)
Aaaaand this is how I actually feel. LARGE.