Thursday, December 22, 2016

Baby Waterman: Week 24

How Far Along? 24 weeks

Size of the Baby: Cantaloupe (11.8 inches, 1.30 pounds according to The Bump app)

Gender: BOY!

Weight Gain: Ugh, +13 pounds for the entire pregnancy at our 24 week appointment.  I partly attribute this to all of the yummy food that we’ve had for the holidays and the growing baby, but I also think that my last weigh-in at the 20 week  appointment wasn’t accurate.

Maternity Clothes: Yes!  Maternity clothes are absolutely essential now with this growing belly.

Nursery: Tom and I put together the glider and crib over the weekend (12/11/2016).  We picked up the glider and couldn’t get it through the front door in the box since it was such an odd shape.  So, we stood on the front porch and unpackaged the chair and then were (thankfully) able to fit it through the front door!  The baby’s room now has a trundle bed that will serve as a space for guests to sleep and as a changing area for him.  We’ve also got the crib and glider set up.  There is still some miscellaneous furniture that needs to be donated/stored, but we have plans to get that taken care of when Tom’s brother is home from school and can provide some manual labor (don’t worry—I’ll feed him in exchange!).

Movement: He is moving and grooving up a storm!  I love his constant motion and occasional jabs.  I did have some discomfort up around my ribs this week, but I’m not sure if that was from a kick or just from my stomach stretching.

Symptoms: My biggest “symptoms” of pregnancy are self-inflicted to be honest.  I forget that I have limitations on how much I can do and tend to overdo it on the weekends when I have so many errands to run and things to accomplish.

Sleep:  Sleep this week has actually been pretty good!  Knock on wood, but I’m only having to get up once a night to go to the bathroom and only occasionally wake up to reposition myself.

Craving/Aversions:  The baby is seriously making me crave Mexican food!  After I eat even just chips and salsa, baby will start doing some serious somersaults in my belly!  Red meat still makes me feel really rotten—I think I’m going to just have to give it up for the rest of my pregnancy.

What I Miss: Nothing!

Best Moment of the Week: Definitely getting more accomplished in the baby’s room.  It is starting to look more and more like a nursery and I catch myself glancing in there in disbelief that in just a few months there will be a baby in there!  Our 24 week appointment was pretty uneventful, I passed the glucose test with flying colors, but they did find out that I’m slightly anemic so I have to add Iron supplements to my daily routine.  It was wonderful to hear the baby’s heartbeat again—151 bpm this time!

Looking Forward To: I am hoping to get more accomplished on baby boy’s room this week—we have 3+ years of stuff that has been stored in our guest room that needs to be sorted through and we either need to get rid of it or find a new home somewhere else in our house for it.  It will definitely be a multi-week task, but I have to start soon!

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