Life With My Littles Baby #3 Pregnancy Update: 24 Weeks
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Hey friends! I feel like I am so big and far along, and yet I am also shocked that I’m already 24 weeks. On Saturday we got back from a week-long vacation visiting family in Idaho and Utah. My husband only gets three weeks of vacation a year, and this was the first one he had so we decided to visit family we haven’t seen in almost six months! Despite being pregnant and driving in the car over 1,000 miles and flying on four different airplanes, it was for sure worth it and I am so glad we went. I had to wear my super attractive compression tights (which are mega uncomfortable and hot, by the way) to help my dumb varicose veins, but it was fine. And it was probably our last trip until our baby is born so we really had to enjoy it!
How Far Along: 24 weeks. Time is just flying by. I know that’s so cliche to say, but it’s true. I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and he has a strong little heartbeat!
Size of Baby: An ear of corn. Yum. He’s getting so long!
Gender: Still a boy? Haha I’m not sure if I should keep including this each week, but I guess I will for new readers! Yes, we are still having a boy! We think we have a name picked out (middle name is 100% picked out) but I like to have a back-up name or two just in case he doesn’t look like we think!
Movement: Yes! He moves a ton. I feel him a lot in the morning and at night, and of course throughout the day, too. Baby boy is a mover! Last week while we were in the car driving down to visit my sister I’m pretty sure he completely flipped around. It was cool but I also had to pee super bad so that was no good. But after that, I felt him a lot more on the other side. Seriously, I think I feel him stronger and more than I did my first two babies!
Sleep: For the most part, yes. As long as I don’t drink a lot of water in the evenings I can usually go without peeing more than once a night. I feel lame though because rolling over requires me waking up and readjusting in what would be a five-point-turn for a car. Congestion is not super fun, either. For a while it was keeping up my husband but I’ve been using Breathe Right strips when it gets bad and that helps a lot.
Workouts: I really fell off the wagon (haha) when we were on vacation and then overdid it cleaning and running errands when we got back, so my body just hurts. But I really do need to start doing my videos again because I could tell they helped. And I’m hoping to start jogging more now that it’s not so stinkin’ hot out. Or at least walking if I don’t feel up to jogging.
Maternity Clothes: I am finally to the point where I can’t wear regular shirts unless they are t-shirts anymore. I put one on while we were on our trip and it didn’t quite cover my belly. So that was fun. But I also have been LOVING this super cute “I’m So Pregnant” tee from Hello Apparel. It’s super soft and I think it’s so funny and clever. I wore it on our trip and my sister loved it. Plus it goes with everything since it’s black. And there’s definitely room for my bump to grow in it, too!
Symptoms: Headaches are a big bummer. I get around one bad one every two weeks, and I got my last one on Sunday night, which meant I barely slept. The only thing that seems to help is caffeine, so I enjoy my Diet Dr Pepper when I need to. I really try hard to drink a lot of water throughout the day, too, because that usually prevents them. Other than that, breakouts like I’m going through puberty, my ugly veins, and achy pelvic bone, I’m feeling great still!
Cravings/Aversions: Well last week I tried Egg McMuffins for the first time (sad, I know) so I’ve really been wanting those. And Chinese food. Mmmm. I had it both times we were at the airport in Denver last week, and then I also made it at home the week before that. It’s so good, I just can’t help it! And luckily, I’m still not having any aversions.
Missing Most: Sleeping on my stomach. I’m starting to get big enough that I just can’t get comfy for long on my side, and since I’m regularly a stomach sleeper, I am really looking forward to getting to do that again once he’s born.
Nursery: It’s coming along! I actually sewed the crib sheet and changing pad two weeks ago, and then I also cut out all the squares for his quilt. I just have to sew that, but I have lots of other things on the schedule right now so that will have to wait.
Can’t Wait For: At my next OB appointment I have my glucose test, so I’m really hoping I pass that and can get it over with. It’s not so much that I think the drink is gross because I actually think it’s fine, but I just want to make sure I’m healthy and not in the gestational diabetes zone. I failed the first test with Little A and had to take the long one (which I passed), so I’m hoping to not have to do that.
Well that’s all for me! I’m working on my preggo Halloween costume and I’m happy with how it’s coming together. I really need to get on it, too, since our church Halloween party is next Tuesday! Ah!