i've been pregnant for 24 weeks. our little lady should arrive in around 16 weeks. ok, writing that out makes me feel like i don't have much time left to prepare- eeks!
how far along: 24 weeks
how big is baby: she has reached a milestone, over a pound! and almost a foot long, like an ear of corn. meanwhile, my uterus is supposedly around the size of a soccer ball. say what!?
weight gain / loss: i forgot to weigh myself when i woke up and refuse to do so after i've eaten because that's inaccurate. i'll try to remember to revise this section manana.
symptoms: nothing new or big here. most days i don't feel pregnant, until i try to bend over and it's a little more difficult, ha.
cravings / aversions: i've been craving ice cream like whoa. i'm not talking frozen yogurt or gelato or a popsicle, i mean i want mint chocolate chip from baskin robbins. nothing else can satisfy my craving!
movement: little kicks here and there, mostly at night.
gender: girly girl
belly button: my belly button hasn't popped out or anything, but i kind of think it might. it's starting to look a little funny. :-)
sleep: these bony hips are still making it difficult to sleep on my side, it hurts. but now laying on my back isn't as comfortable as it used to be either. oddly, i've discovered that wearing my hair in a bun when i go to bed is also uncomfortable. that never phased me before, but i have to wear my hair in a flat braid for it not to cramp my neck. my body is becoming so darn sensitive.
what i'm looking forward to: leaving for iowa in 4 days! super looking forward to our first baby shower this coming weekend. almost as much as i'm looking forward to seeing all our family and friends. i think it's looking like we'll have around 25 people or so at the house. i find that hard to believe, but i'm stoked nonetheless.
what i miss: being able to reach and bend. while i was painting the nursery i was getting frustrated because i simply can't reach as far as i used to be able to. apparently this soccer ball sized uterus is getting in the way. oh, and the baby inside of it. :-)
highlights this past week: finishing the paint and assembling our crib. here is the latest picture of the room. we've purchased the chair rail to go between the beige and pink, and our neighbor offered to help install it (he's a freaking miracle, that man) when we're all a little less busy, probably sometime in july.