Weeks 23 and 24
Percentage Cooked: 60%
Baby Size: The length of an ear of corn, weighing in around the same as Sinbad (the iPad)
Countdown to Baby: 16 weeks
Symptoms: Let’s see! My rib situation has not gotten better. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Like worse worse. I’m in moderate to severe pain most of the day on my right side under the big[ger] kahuna. I feel BEST when I’m standing straight and when I’m laying straight. Both without a bra on. (You should see me as I’m typing right now!!!) Not only is there pain on the inside, but on the outside….meaning not only do my ribs feel
friggin broken majorly bruised, but the skin on the outside feels like it’s burned, too. Lovely. I’ve broken down and taken Tylenol a few of times (there are reportedly no known harmful effects of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy). Sadly, I haven’t noticed major pain relief from it. Needless to say, my sleep situation is not as restful as it used to be!
I’m starting to have a hard time seeing things below my belly. I can make it happen, but I know that in a few short weeks Scott will be
shaving my legs helping a sister out in various situations!
Cravings: I am sad to report that Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans and I did not even have a proper goodbye. (What’s up with getting these out of the stores before Easter?!) So sad. Starburst Jelly Beans and I had a one night stand, but it SO wasn’t worth it. Anyway, I’m still on Reese’s and Double Stuf Oreos – however my house is dry of both at the moment! (I’ll be looking for those Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans at Valentine’s Day, peeps!)
I am on a new drink kick. I’m telling you, water.gets.boring. Every other day or so, I’ve been having a
Shirley Temple very adult, nonalcoholic, and non-caffeinated treat. A Sprite with a splash of grenadine. It’s bubbly and fancy and it makes me happy. In a beer glass, just because!
Weight Gain: 15 lbs. confirmed at last week’s appointment
Related Purchases: Paint for the baby’s room. Yes! That’s right! To recap! It’s PAINTED!
It’s so light and airy and baby-like. We ♥love♥ it!
We also bought baby’s dresser. 3 big pieces of furniture down, 1 to go (a glider)! A nursery sneak peak post to come!
Fear of the Week: We need to buy airline tickets for our NY trip in June very soon. I’m very nervous about this trip at 31 weeks, but am SO EXCITED to see everyone in just 7 weeks!!!
Relief of the Week: We had a great appointment last week. My doctor measured this belly and it’s perfectly sized (size? BIG!). Also, baby’s heart rate was good. Everything was looking so good that I don’t have to go back for 4 weeks. Yay!
The baby continues to move around – more than ever. I’m getting to know his/her movement patterns and it is still thee best part of pregnancy to date!
Randomness: I am [very] obviously pregnant now. Strangers ask when I’m due and tell me I look cute. It’s nice! =) I even parked in this spot the other day at Harris Teeter! Why not?!
No strangers have reached out to touch the belly yet, but I know that day is coming.
Scott’s Quote of the Week: I’m too tired to think of one right now…sorry!
I’ve missed blogging and all of you!
p.s. We went on our hospital tour tonight – very impressed!
p.s.s. We had a great time over Easter/Spring Break – a recap post to come!
Beach Count: 72
Pool Count: 22 ← It’s back! We left off last year at 18.
High Temperature: 83°