Friday, February 20, 2015

#babybutlernumerodos is 24 Weeks!

Baby Growth: Little man is about the size of a cantaloupe or an ear of corn. He has gained about 4 oz since last week alone! Taste buds & lungs are continuing to develop and he is still fattening up.

My Symptoms: This week I had a few days of super intense round ligament pain (across my lower abdomen/upper groin). I’m talking “take your breath away” type of pain, and that’s a lot coming from me because I have a pretty high pain tolerance. One night it was so bad I was almost in tears.  I never remember it being this bad with Jase.  I went to the doctor Monday for my check up & I also texted one of my OB friends just to make sure they thought it was round ligament pain and normal. Turns out in can get more intense in subsequent pregnancies & is totally normal. Thankfully it eased up on Tuesday and hasn’t been a problem since. My uterus must have been doing some big time expanding this week. Other than that I feel GREAT and can’t think of any other symptoms at all. Oh, except my hair. It is big and wild and out of control!

Weight/Baby Bump: Growing!! Chugging right along at 6 months.

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Matchy matchy with my little man.

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Love my little love bug already. Can’t wait to meet him in 15 weeks!

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Gender: Sweet baby boy!! And I think we have a name! Once I have 100% confirmation from Jon I’ll spill the beans.

Maternity Clothes: Yep. And it’s time to temporarily retire my favorite Costco workout pants. The waistband is way too tight.

Movement: We have another wild man on our hands. Karate kickin everywhere.

Sleep: Slept really well this week, especially when I remembered to drink some organic tart cherry juice before bed.

Cravings/Aversions: I’m still having a little bit of a tough time with grilled chicken. I did buy some girl scout cookies…..and that was a BAD MOVE. I love what they stand for and the principles they are trying to teach through the cookie sale, but next time I think I’ll just donate money instead. (no MNS, no Carb-Ease, and no self-control.)

Work Outs: I worked out 4 days in a row this week & was feeling all proud. But by the 4th day I didn’t feel as great during my workout so I took it pretty easy and took the next day completely OFF. I like to keep moving, but am really good about listening to my body. I don’t work out very intense anyway but knew my body needed rest. Next week I’m going to do some more walking and yoga.

Goals for next week: Do some yoga/stretching. Start thinking about the nursery & registering. Announce the name. Get caught up on the blog. Finish taxes.

Thoughts: We had a great appointment this week, praise the Lord! The heartbeat was a strong 150-160 & she said he was moving around a good bit. I was measuring right at 23 1/2 weeks. My blood pressure was good & I got the  drink for my glucose test at the next appointment in March.

Comparison: 24 Weeks Pregnant with Jase

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24 Weeks with #2!

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3 comments:

Elise Johansen Harvey said...

What a cute baby bump! It's fun following along with another momma who is at the same point of pregnancy as me! Congrats!

Elise

http://www.harveyeverafter.com

Haley Crews said...

Danielle,
Although we've never met, I just wanted you to know that I enjoy reading your blog so much!! Thank you for sharing your heart/thoughts about living a life for The Lord, about marriage, and motherhood. You are a wise woman and your posts are so encouraging! My husband and I are expecting our first child in June, also! :)
Have a blessed day!!
-Haley

Ashley said...

Would love some advice on Advocare products in pregnancy. I am 19 weeks pregnant and have been following your updates. My immune system is totally shot, I am wondering if there are any Advocare products that could help. Some people have recommended Zeal Wellness but I've heard mixed reviews on safety in pregnancy. Please help!