Thursday, May 10, 2012

24 Week Update

Here is my first official update for this pregnancy. Feel free to skip this post. I have skipped many pregnancy updates over the years so you won’t hurt my feelings.

How Far Along: 24 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is measuring just about a foot long crown to heel and is weighing in close to a pound and a third!

Picture of Baby: Squatter was not cooperating and kept her hands in front of her face for her last photo shoot. I will get some pictures next week.

Maternity Clothes: Lately all I have been wearing besides a few shirts and one non maternity dress. I need to invest in a few more pieces.

Weight Gain: Well – I thought I was doing pretty well until my ob appointment yesterday. I was up 10lbs from 20 weeks. I have gained a total of 22lbs so far. I guess I will go over the 35lb mark with Squatter. I blame it all on Squatters recent growth spurt. I know I need to think about my food choices but I am still in the phase of eating whatever makes me feel ok and not nauseous. My diet is mostly carbs and fruit.

Belly: This was taken at 23 weeks.
Sorry - I can't figure out how to rotate this picture...

Stretch Marks: Not yet – I have started to lotion up morning and night!

Sleep: Pretty good most nights. I tend to get up to pee at least twice per night. My hips recently started to ache a bit at night which keeps me up a bit.

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling her movements get stronger. I can feel her all day and it is the best feeling ever.

Movement: See above

Symptoms: I still throw up every morning but then I am good. I take a small dose of my anti nausea meds everyday but I am going to try to wean myself this weekend.

Food Cravings:  Nothing crazy. It’s really more about what I can eat that will sit ok.

Gender: Squatter’s a GIRL! We are about 90% sure on a name for her but that will be kept to ourselves until she is here! It was hard enough for hubby and I to decide on a name – we sure don’t need help from the peanut gallery!

What I Miss: Nothing! I might whine a bit to hubby about throwing up every morning and not being able to eat Mexican food but I really don’t mind. I love being pregnant and this belly.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Making it to 28 weeks. Everyday Squatter is with me is amazing and I can’t wait to meet her!

Nursery: We bought a crib! This is a huge step for me and hubby had to talk me into it. I was worried about the 90 day return policy in case something horrible happened in the next 16 weeks (112 days). The chest and hutch are on order and will be delivered and assembled in the next 8-10 weeks. We decided to take the crib home with us now because hubby wanted to get it all set up! I love that he is this excited and wanted to put it together himself. We also have paint color picked out!

Weekly Wisdom: Dress for comfort! I try to look professional at my job but I fear that will go out the window a bit for this pregnancy and the summer heat. I am going to wear what I want and be comfortable!

Milestones: Making it officially to viability.


  1. Oh my goodness, you look great!

  2. Yay for viability!!!! You look wonderful!! Im sorry you're still so nauseous. Ugh.

    The crib is great and I'm so glad you were able o take that step. It is a scary one.

  3. That crib is beautiful! You look beautiful! Sorry to hear that you are still getting sick every morning, but it sounds like you are dealing with it the best you can. Have so much fun putting the nursery together for your little girl!!

  4. Love seeing an update from you! That crib and the paint are beautiful!

  5. Love your crib and baby belly.

  6. Wow you look great! I love puppy in the picture! And holy cow the crib is beautiful! I am so happy for you!

  7. So happy to read the update! The color and the crib are beautiful. I'm sure little Squatter will love both of them. And, you're so cute in your pic!!

  8. You look great! It doesn't sound like you have maternity pants yet? Get some! Soooo comfortable! I miss mine!

    Love the crib/wall color! Can't wait to see the finished nursery!

  9. Congrats on viability!!!!!!

    I love the wall colors, we dd lilac for Avery's room too, so pretty!

    You look great!

    I got sick everyday (at least once a day, usually more). But it suddenly got better at 26 weeks, I hope this is how it goes for you! I felt awful until about 20 weeks, and then it was just in the morning and mostly I was fine after that. So we sound a bit the same. I hope it gets better soon!

  10. Yay for viability!!! So excited for you - you look great! Very excited for you, this is all great news!

  11. Congrats on viability! You look fantastic! I wish I looked that good pregnant! Also, I love your red chairs in the background.

  12. Congratulations on such a huge milestone! You look fabulous, and I'm proud of you for bringing home Squatter's crib. It's a big step. Awesome update!

  13. I am so, so, so excited for you. I've been saying prayers and keeping my fingers crossed. And am so happy to see you so happy!

  14. You look great! Love the crib!



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