Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pregnancy Survey #2

I had my 24 week appointment yesterday so I thought it was time to update the survey!

 How far along? 24 weeks - 3 days

Total weight gain/loss: I finally got my appetite back and indulged in lots of yummy take-out over spring break (food tastes so much better when I don't have to cook it!)  So I have made up my previous weight loss and gained a pound.  That makes an official +1 pound weight gain.

Maternity clothes? Yes.  I feel like the baby has had a growth spurt and has made me a bit bigger the past couple of weeks but I'm still carrying smaller than I did either of the boys at this point.

Stretch marks? No new ones. 

Sleep: Just starting to get uncomfortable sleeping on my back.  I keep waking up on my back though and have to remember to turn to a side.

Best moment this week: passing the glucose test!

Movement: movement has gotten a lot stronger and more noticeable.  I'm thankful for every bump and thump.

Food cravings: Thai. Chopped. Salad.  From Big Orange.  It's amazing.

Gender: Girl!!!

Labor Signs: I thought I was having a few contractions the other evening.  Nothing too painful but very tight and uncomfortable.  I think it was just baby girl turning around because once it was over I began getting a lot stronger kicks up close to my ribs.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

What I miss:
maybe sleeping on my tummy?

What I am looking forward to: Finishing the nursery! It's getting really close.  The walls are painted and curtains are done.  I need to sew the bed skirt and some pillows for the couch.  And get the couch moved upstairs.  But right now I'm using the couch space for my sewing table.

Weekly Wisdom:
 Don't complain about pregnancy on a public forum.  Pregnancy is a huge blessing and I feel like complaining publicly is a huge slap in the face to anyone who has lost a baby and/or is longing to be pregnant themselves.  That said - pregnancy is tough - so call your sister/friend and vent to someone who will be able to listen without being hurt.

Milestones: passing the glucose test and making it to 24 weeks.  Both are big causes for praise!