Saturday, February 23, 2013

Week 24

We are visiting the beautiful city of Bergen for the weekend. We've got a little time before our dinner tonight so here's Week 24!

How far along: 24 weeks, 4 days

Size of Baby S: 1.25 lbs, almost 12 inches

Fruit/vegetable comparison (according to Baby Center): an ear of corn

Total weight gain: 10 lbs

Sleep: Better this week! I started using the side pillow that my mom gave me a few months ago and it's a little awkward getting used to it, but I think it's helping.

Movement: YES!! We felt her distinctly move for the first time on Sunday (read here) and our productivity has decreased severely in the evenings now as a result. :-)

Unglamorous body changes: Not really "unglamorous", but I am starting to notice the temperature difference in my body. I constantly turn the air off completely when we are driving and had my slightly-large driving instructor as me if he could turn the air up during our lesson. I guess I was freezing him out. ;-) I've also noticed that I need to get a lighter blanket or something for night because if I use my current one, then I wake up hot and sweaty. Ewww.

Maternity Clothes? Yes! Still in regular tops and dresses/skirts, but pants are maternity or loosely fitting stretch pants.

Showing: Yes! A co-worker of mine was gone last week for winter break and told me "Congratulations! You look pregnant now." on Monday. I'll take it. :-)

Food cravings: Nothing in particular. I did however bust into the Lucky Charms this week and oh did they taste amazing!

What I miss: Margarita. We had a girl's night at my place on Saturday and did a Mexican potluck. The food was delicious, but the virgin margarita had me aching for the real thing. With salt on the rim. Then I found out Friday was National Margarita Day. That only made it worse!

Anything making you queasy: Nope.

Strange experiences:
 Feeling our daughter move! Iit's amazing, but also kind of awkward to have an otter-like gliding sensation in your abdomen. But again, amazing! :-)

Milestones: Brain is growing quickly and taste buds are beginning to develop. Lungs are developing and producing surfactant (a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she's born). Her skin is still translucent, but will start to change soon.

Best moment this week: Feeling Baby Girl move and kick!!! We are so incredibly blessed!

Looking forward to: Continuing to feel Baby Girl move and preparing for her arrival! We have most of the big things done at this point (registry, stroller, furniture), but still have a few things left to research and make decisions about. Unfortunately, we cannot do much in the way of nursery preparation until after our shipment goes out in March from Houston and we receive it in May.

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