23 + 24 Weeks // Baby E

2015 09 06_Week 24 Bump_blog

How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain: 15 lbs

Maternity clothes? We cleaned the closet and purged more clothes last week so I found some new items to wear. I know I’ll need more winter tops as I get bigger, but I’m still trying hard to find clothes that are dual purpose for pregnancy and post-pregnancy.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Baby is starting to kick harder and at night, so I’ve been waking up a few times to the rumbles of my belly. No complaints though…it’s super cute and waking up is better than having a dream about aliens!

Best moment this week: It was a super low-key two weeks. I traveled to CA for work and due to a slight change in plans got a chance to chill at the beach in San Clemente. I’d say that was the most relaxing moment but the BEST was taking delivery of baby girl’s nursery furniture. We didn’t expect it for a few more weeks so it was a wonderful surprise to have it all delivered early! We also completed a lot of house items on our list. Nesting is an every day thing here!

Miss Anything? Starting to miss a cold beer and a glass of white wine. We started the plans to build our deck right after moving in and about 3 seconds later, got pregnant. The plan was to enjoy lots and lots of cold adult beverages while relaxing on the deck all summer, but it’ll just have to be rescheduled to summer 2016 with a 6 month old in tow. It’ll probably be more fun that way anyway!

Movement: Feeling the somersaults now. Good thing there’s a baby gym nearby for later!

Food cravings: Not pregnancy related, but now that fall is near and the weather is cooler…candy corn. Like clockwork.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still ok in this department, thankfully.

Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: Nope.

Symptoms: Airplane feet swelling GALORE. Holy cow that was frustrating. After returning, I ran to the nail salon and got a pedicure + 15 minute foot massage and it completely resolved the problem. I’ve been drinking lots of water but I’ll try compression socks for my next flight.

Belly Button in or out? Still in…longer than I expected!

Wedding rings on or off? On, as long as I’m inside the house with air conditioning. Any ounce of heat and my fingers are sausages.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Traveling back to the Midwest (Chicago-my family + Grand Rapids-husband’s) this upcoming week to see family and celebrate baby girl!

2015 08 30_Week 23 Bump_blog

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