Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 24 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 24 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  ~16 lbs.

Stretch marks?: None so far...lathering on Bio-Oil every night.

Symptoms: The "charlie horse" leg cramps during the night have set in. I looked back to my bumpdates from my pregnancy with Huston, and they seemed to hit about this same time then. Oh my, do those things hurt in the middle of the night...O.U.C.H! 

Maternity clothes?:  All day, every day. The stretchier, the better!

Sleep:  Sleep is good...except when those charlie horse cramps hit! It takes a long time to fall back to sleep after my leg feels like it may fall off from cramping. 

Best Moment of the Week: We had our monthly OB appointment this past Monday, and it was music to our ears to hear our baby boy's strong, healthy heartbeat.  The little guy is growing right on track...measuring just between 23-24 weeks.

Worst Moment of the Week: Leaving my little family in practically the middle of the night {4:30 am} to catch a flight to Chicago for a work trip. I'm hopeful this will be my last work travel until after baby boy arrives!

Mood: I'd like to blame the pregnancy for my recently over-emotional state of mind...but I don't think it's all tied to that. I've been a roller-coaster of emotions as we approach Huston's 2nd birthday. It's all so bittersweet. I am so happy and proud of how much he's grown and learned over the past two years...but I can't help but be somewhat saddened by the realization of just how rapidly time flies. It seems like yesterday when he was a tiny baby in my arms...and now I'm preparing for another tiny baby. When I sit back and think about how blessed we are, I am truly brought to tears. We've got an incredible very much to be thankful for...and I try hard not to take any of it for granted.

Nursery: progress since last week. The bedding and the bed rail for H's "big boy bed" has arrived...but we're not quite ready to make the transition to the upstairs bedroom just yet. As soon as we make that big move, then we'll start to tackle the nursery. 

Movement: This little guy is a WIGGLE.WORM! I used to only feel his kicks and jabs in my sides, but I've recently been able to feel him up near my rib cage. He's moving and shaking, that's for sure!

Looking Forward To: Although it's bittersweet, I'm really looking forward to celebrating Huston's birthday this weekend. We're having a Mickey Mouse themed party at the house for family and friends. 

24 Week Bumpdate

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