Monday, July 1, 2013

24 Weeks

How far along: 24 weeks
How big is baby: a foot long (maybe a Subway sub would have been more appropriate than the squash?) - and 1.5 pounds.
Weight Gain: 12 pounds. I'm not going to lie to yall. I gained 4 pounds in the one week after my 20 week post. Baby growth spurt? Insatiable love of ice cream and cheesecake? We may never know...
  • This is the first full month of no nausea and having all of my energy back. It has been wonderful. Unfortunately, I have started getting much more tired these past few days. Hoping it is a growth spurt and not an early version of the third trimester fatigue. We have too much to do for me to be tired! 
  • I am noticing the weight of the belly when rolling over in bed (which I do about 48930282 times a night). Maybe it counts as an ab workout?
  • Still not warm, yet. I was so cold at work today that my finger nails were blue. My whole life I have been promised 'just wait until you are pregnant, you wont be cold then.' I still think it'll happen - just not yet. 
Cravings: I really thought this section would be much more interesting. There hasn't been anything that I have just needed. We even ran out of ice cream. Dan was ready. "Want me to run to the store?" "Nah, I'll be fine." "You sure?? I'm ready." I did buy chocolate milk the other day, something that I have never liked. Even when I was little, chocolate milk never appealed to me. And today, I don't drink milk. I'll eat it in cereal, coffee, etc. but never drink it plain. For some reason, it looked pretty good - has calcium - and a good sub for a bowl of ice cream, so I bought it. We can blame this one on the baby girl. She must get her chocolate milk affinity from her dad. 
Aversions:  Not a thing! We met Kylie and Justin for lunch the other day and Kylie told me to pick a place that I was craving. I told her that I was craving everything: "Doesn't matter what it is, if you are eating it, I want it!" 
What I miss: On Dan's birthday he grilled himself the perfect medium rare steak. I got to eat a mushroom. Bummer. 
Looking Forward to: Mostly our vacation to Destin! Then picking a name, and getting started on the nursery. Our crib came in - but it hasn't made it out of the box yet. 
Best moment this month: In no particular order: being able to say that I am 6 months pregnant, finding Tony Horton's 10 minute abs and realizing I can do 90% of the moves. (No sub for ab ripper, but it is still taught by my main man, and will work in the mean time). AND hearing Dan say "my daughter" when talking to a friend of his.
Worst moment this month: Going to Waffle House and downing almost an entire All Star Special. I tried to get Dan to split one with me. He wanted his own. I told him all I wanted was a waffle. One thing lead to another. It was definitely a low point. ...Still no clue why I am gaining weight.

1 comment:

  1. You look beautiful! Can't wait to see you! I think you got the chocolate craving from your Granddad. He would have a very small glass of chocolate milk (Hershey's of course) and 3 Oreos religiously before bed for as long as I can remember. I always considered that the height of restraint! Hahaha!