Bump Update 24 Weeks
I hope you guys had weekend and are soaking up the last few days of summer! I really wish we were going to get to the fair this year, but I don’t think it’s in our cards. [And yes, I am the selfish mom that refuses to bring her kids to the fair.]
I wish I could say this pregnancy is flying by, but it’s not. I don’t mean it in a bad way, I just feel like there is such a long way to go. It actually bothers me when people say “soak up this time now before the baby comes and doesn’t sleep.” To be honest, I’d rather have the baby here than in my belly [fully cooked of course, I am not saying I want to have my baby at 24 weeks!]. I never found it horrible to do the night feedings or ever felt like a “zombie” with either of my kids. My energy levels are already sucked out of me during the day, so why not just tack on that 3rd one ;)
How Far Along: 24 Weeks
Weight Gained: +15 Lbs ( I swear 5 lbs was just in my face!)
Maternity Clothes: Still mainly dresses and my normal athletic “mommy” uniform. However, I can tell the good ole’ athletic shorts are getting a tad tight :/ You have no idea how much I’m loving this “Fall” weather… bring on the leggings and sweaters!
Symptoms: It has been so frustrating still being in that phase where you NEED to eat every 2-3 hours. I’m not saying I need big meals, but the fact that I need to carry snacks everywhere is super annoying. Not to mention it’s not helping with the weight gain game. Recently I have been swelling here and there randomly. I have been watching my sodium intake so we will see if that helps at all. I never had much swelling with any of my other pregnancies. With my other pregnancies I never had any strong cravings, but this time around all I want is buffalo chicken flatbreads! [Thank god for the Door Dash app!] Third time around being pregnant is no joke, I feel like everything happens WAY earlier and is like 100 times stronger. Lord help me in the third trimester. I have felt the baby full on move/flip/punch non-stop! My placenta is in the back of my uterus so that’s a big reason why I have felt so much early on.
Mood: Pretty good, besides my low dips in energy here and there! If I don’t work out during a day, I notice a big difference in my mood that day. Even if I know I get to work out at night, I’m a way nicer person during the day ;) I am in that stage whereI’m actually getting a “big” belly so stuff isn’t as easy to do anymore, which is frustrating at times. I won’t lie, not knowing the gender is giving me a tiny bit of anxiety when it comes to the rooming situation. We have a jack & jill bathroom/bedroom combo so I want the same gender to share that and one kid will move to the guest room upstairs. However, I know the baby won’t be in the nursery right away anyways but with all the chaos of the holidays and New Year’s, moving rooms around will not be the most fun. If there was a way to be able to figure out the room situation without knowing the gender that would be awesome ;)
Missing Anything: I still want that darn Bloody Mary. I miss also being able to chug coffee after coffee… Yes, I know I can have decaf.
Workouts: They are going great, even though I’m hitting the constantly out of breath phase. I just feel 100 times better when I get a workout in. Post baby and even a bit into pregnancy I had so much discipline where I could easily workout at home. Now, it’s out the window. I have to be signed up for a class to get a good workout in! Which stinks because it’s not the easiest thing to just leave the house for an hour or so to workout. BUT I have something fun in the works with my favorite cycling studio… stay tuned for more details [EK!!].
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!!