Saturday, May 10, 2014

baby alex: 24 weeks

i actually managed to post on time for the first time in a while. woo hoo! thank you, melissa, for reminding me that people do actually read/keep up with this blog, thus prompting me to prioritize it again ;-)

how far along: 24 weeks

how big is baby: the size of an ear of corn (almost a foot long and weighs 1 1/3 pounds)

weight gain / loss: thanks to weight watchers, i got back on track with the weight gain this week! i use the term weight watchers very very loosely. i've set up an app to help me gain 0.5 pounds a week right now and will boost to 1 pound a week soon. i'm not super strict about my diet, but have always loved using weight watchers when i need a way to track just how unhealthy i eat and kick my fruit and veggie eating into high gear. that said, at 22 weeks i was 155.2. at 23 weeks i hit 157, which was at the tippy top of the healthy weight gain range. today i am 155.4 pounds, having gained exactly 13 pounds this pregnancy. i want to slow down a bit more, but no rush.

symptoms: my body has been getting awfully achy lately. probably has more to do with working so much, but let's pretend like it's the pregnancy too.

cravings / aversions: craving carbs. i've been making much better snack choices with plenty of fruits and veggies and actually enjoy them. but the second someone shows up at work with a cinnamon loaf, i can't say no. as soon as i cut out the pop to opt for better beverages last week, pop naturally become an aversion. no longer interested.

movement: alex is starting to do the funky movements now! i can see my stomach pop out when he kicks now and sometimes i can feel him actually moving his body, instead of just a random kick feeling.

gender: boy

belly button: no change

sleep: aside from terrible allergy congestion, great. i've been sleeping comfortably on my left side with a pillow between my legs for a few weeks. now the position is ideal.

what i'm looking forward to: let's pretend like i finally have plans to get the nursery decorated. if we can pretend that, then that's what i'm looking forward to.

what i miss: having time to do things. this pregnancy is going by much faster than leila's and i feel very behind compared to last time.

highlights this past week: i washed and folded all of alex's little clothes. giant thanks to our friend cassie for giving us literally a hundred articles of baby boy clothing. that was such a burden lifted!

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