Tuesday, December 30, 2014

bump update - 24 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 (I'll have a scheduled c-section sometime between April 6th-10th)

Gender: Boy!

Movement: He comes alive when I slow down, jabbing me with his limbs primarily at nighttime, but I also feel him a bit in the morning. He loves when I eat a late night snack!

Feeling: As good as it gets, haha! My nausea and vomiting went away at 21 weeks, but it's been replaced with sleep issues and a major problem bending over/getting up off the floor. I feel extremely front heavy, so bending over is becoming a difficult task, and I bend over to pick up Trace's toys all day long! Getting up off the floor after playing with Trace is comical! I'm pretty sure I moan and groan and act dramatic when doing so, but the thing is I'm not acting dramatic... they're real moans and groans. 

Food Cravings: protein shakes, pizza, cereal, pasta, potatoes and a cold glass of milk always sound good... notice the carb pattern, yikes!

Food Aversions: Fish, any Asian food, pickles, chicken, raw tomatoes

Clothes: Although my maternity jeans are still a little too big (they slide down), they're all that I'm able to fit into anymore. 
I'm still wearing my pre-pregnancy maternity work out leggings as leggings these days, but because I gain a good portion of my weight in my thighs/butt, pants are getting more and more snug in that region more quick than in my waist. I can still fit into all of my pre-pregnancy long tops, but am rocking my more fitted maternity tops also... they're just so comfortable! Leggings with a tank top and long sweater seem to be my go-to outfit this winter.

Stretch Marks: No, but I'm nervous because my belly is much more tight and large than it was with Trace, so I need to up my game on the cocoa butter routine

Sleep: I'm always so tired, so I crash pretty hard at night and try to sneak in a couple of naps every week. As of this past week, nighttime sleep has become horrible -- I move around a lot and am very achy throughout the night. My hips and legs are so sore during the night and right when I wake up (from having to sleep on my side). It seems too early to have such awful sleep issues, but I'm thankful that insomnia hasn't kicked in yet

Symptoms: exhaustion, uncomfortable sleep, sore hips and legs after a nights sleep, heartburn

What I Miss: Having energy! I'm always so tired, physically and mentally. And my knees crack and creek when I stand up from the couch or the floor... This added weight is killing me!

Best Moment: Bryan felt him move for the 1st time at 24 weeks! We were laying in bed watching tv and the baby was going nuts. I grabbed Bryan's hand, gently placed it on my underbelly and he got a swift kick to his hand. Love the moments that daddy's involved in the most!

Memorable Moment: Celebrating Trace's last Christmas as an only child, knowing that I've got his little brother nestled in my belly and that they'll take on all future Christmas' side by side. I can't wait to be a family of four (plus my angel girl, Cali!)


  1. You are looking great, Mama! Can't believe you're only 14-15 weeks away from meeting your little man. And CAN'T believe how big Trace is. I look at Caleb and think the same thing, and it just breaks my heart! Good thing we have tiny new babies on the way, eh?:)

  2. You look fabulous! And Trace just gets cuter by the day!

  3. You look awesome!! I carried high with Matthew and low with Miller and it was crazy how it made clothes fit so differently. Glad you're feeling better!

  4. So exciting! I've been looking back on all your past bumpdates as references for my pregnancy. I love knowing I'm not the only one feeling a certain way at a certain time.


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