pregnancy update - week 24.

Well, it's been a couple of week since my last update and I can't believe how fast time is going by.  It's hard for me to believe that I'm actually 24 weeks along (well, now 25).  Here's what's been happening the past two weeks...

How far along?: 24 weeks (16 weeks to go!)
(I'm actually 25 weeks today as I do these updates a week behind)

Baby is the size of: Cantaloupe

Maternity Clothes?: Yup! I had to do another round of maternity shopping this past weekend as I was finding I didn't have enough for work...and I desperately needed a new pair of black pants.  Thankfully, I found a ton of items for Spring and Summer and some great deals at Thyme Maternity.

Symptoms: Movement, movement and more movement, some back aches, shallower belly button, some weird pains every now and again when I go to stand up and a pain when I walk sometimes (like a stitch you get from running - and always on the right side)

Sleep: Sleeping has been really good this week! Other than a few very vivid dreams, I can't complain. And Ironically enough, I'm more comfortable now then I was earlier on in my pregnancy.  I'm wondering if it's because I can no longer roll onto my stomach.  When I was smaller, I would roll over in my sleep and wake up uncomfortable.  Now, I simply can't roll onto my tummy.  I haven't been using a pillow in between my legs now for a few weeks,

Best moment this week: We've had a number of happy/exciting moments in the last couple of weeks!

1)  Realizing that 24 weeks = 6 months!  Six months! To me, that seems far along and I couldn't believe how quickly time has gone by.  Plus, this week marks the week that baby could be delivered at our hospital if I happened to go into labour (knock on wood that I don't though)

2) Going crib shopping with my mom.  We found a couple of cribs that we really like. Now husband and I just need to pick out which one we like best.

3) My husband painted the nursery this week.  A very lovely light grey color - and we're adding white stripes to one wall.

Here's a couple of photos we've used for inspiration (we're getting a white crib and dresser though):

(via Pinterest)

4) We also got the baby's crib bedding - my mom actually got it from Target and we absolutely love it!  If you couldn't guess, our accent color is going to be yellow.

Highlight from week 22: 22 week doctor's appointment - hearing his little heartbeat never gets old. He's such an active little guy.  Just like my ultrasound the doctor had a hard time finding and keeping his little heartbeat on the doppler long enough to count his heartbeat.  They ended up basically having to chase him around my tummy to get it.  And speaking of moving, this week was the first week we actually saw my belly moving from the outside - what an incredible thing to see!

Worst moment this week: We've also had a couple of stressful moments this week (but nothing to do with the baby).  We are getting new flooring installed in our house and while this is very exciting everything has had to be moved and right now we're living in chaos.  Plus, my stepson is sick with the flu - why do kids seems to get sick at the most inopportune times!

Have you told family and friends yet?: Yup - everybody knows now!

Miss anything?: Maybe a glass of wine every now and again.  Oh and sleeping on my tummy.

Movement: Oh yeah. Tons - morning, noon and night but mostly when I'm sitting.  And he's kicking super low this week too.  

Food cravings: Subway. Still.

Anything make you queasy or sick?: The smell of raw meats, cooking chicken

Have you started to show?: Lol - definitely!  I now have a number of people each week ask me how far along I am or when I'm due.  Plus, did any other pregnant ladies notice people looking more at them when you were out in public.  I seem to be a magnet for wandering eyes!

Gender: Boy!

Belly button in or out?: In still but it's getting shallower by the day.

Wedding rings on or off?: On.

Happy or moody most of the time?: Happy with a few moments of stress and worry.

Looking forward to: Getting our house back in order after the flooring is finished, getting the stripes painted and buying the crib :)

 xo, Megan


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