|Above picture: 24 weeks pregnant with Sweet Pea; Below picture: 24 weeks pregnant with Kellen.|
I've been waiting to hit this 6 month mark! This is a great time in my pregnancy because this is the point where doctors will try everything they can for my baby if (GOD forbid) he comes early. Its a reassuring feeling. I wanted to compare my belly to when I was this far along with Kellen. I already knew that I am carrying bigger this time, but its really neat to see the comparison picture.
How far along? 24 weeks and 2 days!
Total weight gain: 14 pounds.
Sleep: I am so lucky, I've been sleeping really well. Its a night time ritual to sit back in bed, watch about 30 minutes of TV with my heating pad. Its been great! I wake up about 3-4 times during the night to pee.
Best moment this week: Evan and I have decided on a name!!! I LOVE IT! The only ones who know are me, Evan and Kellen. I can't say what the name is yet. I want to wait just a little while and talk to his name sake first. :)
Movement: Yes!!! He moves so much! It's almost constant, but even more so at night while I am relaxing with my heating pad and after I eat.
Food cravings: CHOCOLATE! I sent Evan out on Friday night to get me a chocolate popsicle. YUMMO!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I haven't had it much this week, but when I do I immediately take a Zofran.
Pregnancy Brain Moment: Believe it or not, I didn't have a moment! But, I am going through the nesting phase. I swept my kitchen floor 4 times on Saturday!!!! I just want my house spick n' span!
Name Game: Since I couldn't contain myself, we do have a name. But I am going to wait a little while before I announce it. I want to talk to his name sake first, and do the Name The Baby game at work. Since there will be a winner, I don't want any cheating!
Labor Signs: Well, I didn't go into labor, but I did have a really big scare last week, you can read about it HERE. Now Evan makes me nap and rest after I've done a bunch of stuff around the house.
Symptoms: The Baxton Hicks have eased up, probably because I am chugging 100 ounces of water a day. I am feeling back pain though. The relaxin hormone has eased up quite a bit this week too, which has been really nice!
Belly Button in or out? It goes back and forth. Some days it is in and some days it is out....weird. I am going to ask my doctor about this, but it sometimes gets really tender. If I bump it or brush it up against something it hurts.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! And really excited to be having a boy!
What I've done this week to prepare for Baby Martz: I am slowly adding to my hospital bag! So far I have packed: Nursing bra, face wash, face cream, body wash, mouth wash, deodorant, hand cream, body lotion, chap stick, and the coming home blanket for baby.
Looking forward to: Wednesday! I go for another dr appointment, then I start going every 2 weeks!!!! I have a ton of questions for her and I can't wait to hear my sweet baby's heartbeat! And, on Saturday I am going to Babies R Us to register for my baby shower with Jen and Samantha!