Sunday, June 3, 2012

Belly Bump Update

We made it to 24 weeks - V-day!  I had no idea what V-day meant (other than Valentines day) but apparently the 24 week mark is a milestone.  Babies born after 24 weeks have a much higher liklihood of survival - hence the V stands for viability.  I have no concerns that Baby H will be coming any time soon but its nice to know.

A friend of mine from graduate school just had her baby somewhere around 31 or 32 weeks.  He was 4lbs at birth (which I find amazing that he was that big so young) and is in the NICU but doing well.  She went into pre-term labor and her doctors decided it was best to deliver him early.  She posts a lot on facebook so its nice to get updates.  Its amazing how much more I pay attention to baby stuff these days...

Anyway, I have an updated belly shot for all of you as well as previous ones so you can see the changes :-)

How far along? 24 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Somewhere around 20 lbs.  I feel like I've gained as much in my thighs as I have in my belly.  My doctor does not seem to be as concerned as I am.

Maternity clothes? Still squeeze into regular jackets and sweatshirts but everything else is elastic and roomy.
Stretch marks? Still none on the belly, but they continue to accumulate on my hips and thighs.
Sleep: Its been okay.  We've had a lot of house guests and Andrew was out of town for a couple of days.  I've been pretty tired lately - thinking of asking my doctor to check my iron levels at my next visit.
Best moment this week: Lots of kicks - my mom and dad were both able to feel the baby when they were here.  Also had fun shopping for baby clothes (see pictures below).
Miss Anything? I miss feeling skinny and having a waist.  I know that I should enjoy the ability to gain weight and not be so strict on my diet and I will be eating these words come November when I'm trying to lose it all.  But at the end of the day when I"m bloated and my ankles are swollen and all I want to do is get into my pajamas (aka Andrew's workout shorts and one if his t-shirts) I just wish I had energy to work out and feel normal.
Movement: He is getting a bit of routine down - usually a few kicks in the morning, some right before lunch time and then again after lunch, after dinner and then several at bed time when I lay down.
Food cravings: I'm actually digging the spicy stuff now - got jalepenos on my subway sandwhich - delicious!.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The last two times I've eaten at Red Robin has not made my tummy happy.
Have you started to show yet: Yep
Gender: Its a boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  Still an innie
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Depends alot on how well I've been sleeping.  I've had a few rough nighs of poor sleep and I get pretty emotional/hormonal and easily overwhelmed.  And the fact that I have less than 16 weeks to get everything done starts to freak me out a little.

Looking forward to: getting the registry started/finished and ordering nursery furniture.  I already scored a couple of high quality rocking chairs on Craigslist.

I finally got around to taking some pictures of some of the clothes we bought last weekend.

I love that the sweatshirt has little bug antennae on it!

These two onesies were hand made for Baby H by my friend Amy who was in my small group when I lived in Tacoma.  She made the bowtie one specifically in Virginia Tech colors for us.  She also made me an amazing travel kit for my make up brushes - can't wait to use it on our next trip.  Amy has an Etsy site here with lots of cute stuff.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I craved jalpenos with my first one. I would get crazy heart burn afterwards, but I just loved them. So fun to keep you up with your baby on the way via the blogging world.

  2. You look great and I love all the cute clothes for Baby H - especially the handmade onesies = adorable!!! P.S. Do you guys have a name yet? Are you sharing?

  3. I think you look fantastic! You have a darling little bump! So glad you are feeling lots of kicks--that's what I look forward to someday. I just think it is so amazing to have that new life growing inside you. Can't get any closer to another human being than that. I am so excited for you three! :) Love all the updates.