How far along?: 24 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: holding steady at 20 lbs. from week 23. Hope to keep this up for the next few weeks.
The Bump: Not much change from last week. Slowly still rounding out, still a low carrier.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: sending out baby shower invites for my small family/friends shower in September. (MIL is throwing a huge one for us in three weeks up north and I’m more anxious than excited about that one. :T). And decorating the nursery! I was able to get a GREAT deal on some Dwell Studio crib bedding and a rug last week. So all I need to get is some blackout and decorative curtains and wall hangings/mirror/decor!
Maternity Clothes: I almost always wear maternity bottoms: skirts, dresses, capris, shorts, or leggings. Tops-wise, I haven’t really purchased too many maternity tops besides tanks and tees, so I make it work with those and blousy, big nonmaternity tops.
Symptoms: Thankfully my weekly migraines have subsided. I’m still dealing with heartburn and Tums really isn’t helping me at all. I’m starting to feel the “pregnant woman” overheating, swelling, and overall tightness in my belly area starting to make me feel uncomfortable.
Belly Button in or out? (Stretch Marks?): Belly button in, no stretch marks, and rings are still on (barely).
Food Cravings/Aversions: I’m the hungriest for breakfast foods. I could probably spend two hours eating breakfast snacks and foods. I still don’t really like chicken or eggs, but don’t get nauseous like I did during the first trimester. Overall, I think I’m doing a good job eating well-balanced meals. I’ve been eating a lot of fruit. And popsicles. LOL. Gestational diabetes screening is in 3 weeks, so I need to monitor my sugar intake, etc.
Milestones: Viability! 24 weeks! 6 months! OMG! A month left to go before 3rd trimester!
Bump Pic: 24 weeks
P.S. Here’s the hairdo update from Friday’s post: (ended up with getting a TON of hair thinned out and highlighted, shorter layers, but kept the length!)