Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baby #2 - 24 weeks

How far along: 24 weeks

Baby's size: Ear of corn (aren't spaghetti squash larger than ears of corn?! just saying)

Weight gain: 9lbs. (finding this hard to believe considering all the crap I've been eating)

Maternity clothes: A few items...still squeezing into my regular workout clothes on the reg.

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: Loving it, can't seem to get enough though.

Gender: BOY!

Movement: Lots!

Best moment this week: This week has been kinda shitty, with all of us sick and the heat/humidity sucking any energy out of us. We did get to hear the baby's heartbeat today, which is always nice. It was ~155 and I was measuring right on target.

Worst moment this week: I had a total meltdown yesterday morning. I was crying on the phone with Josh at 9:30am. Not a great way to start the week. Today is looking better though! :)

Looking forward to: Painting the nursery this weekend. Yay!

Food cravings: I've been craving mashed potatoes, so naturally we had to go to Black Eyed Pea to get me some. LOL!

Weirdest food I ate this week: Probably the above- chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. Oh, wow...so good! :)

Anything making you queasy or sick: If I eat too much or stuff that's real heavy, I get nauseous.

Labor signs: None

Symptoms: Tired, queasiness and heartburn. I've been chewing sugar-free bubble gum after every meal, which is supposed to increase saliva production and help curb heartburn/reflux. So far it's been working!

Workouts: Nothing this week, it's been too hot and I've been sick.

What I miss: WINE

Similarities/differences between last pregnancy: Still feeling very similar, physically. I'm not experiencing the "pregnancy high" I felt last time; I was always so excited about everything baby-related last time. This time, I'm pretty much already over being pregnant! Ha! Last pregnancy at 24 weeks here for reference.

Things that suck: This horrendous cough (which makes me sound like a smoker- totally acceptable when you're pregnant); Jacob is now sick (with a clear runny nose and cough, so there's really nothing I can do about it); and Ababy contacted me today to tell me that baby's dresser is backordered until October (which totally blows).

Things that don't suck: August seems to be going by pretty quickly, which is great because August usually drags on forever.


  1. You're so tiny! Lookin' good!

    1. Thank you!! I think you're the first person to tell me I look small this pregnancy! :) It's wild how quickly you grow the second time around.