How Far Along: 24 Weeks*
Size of Baby: Cob of Corn
Weight Gain: 14 pounds
Movement: This week it has felt a bit like she’s dancing in my belly. She still has lots of room to move in there, so I can feel when she’s turning and flipping, and it feels a bit like she tap dances on my bladder sometimes. It’s not just a single kick or movement, but a flurry of them in quick succession–and tap dancing is the best movement I can associate with it. haha!
Cravings: Brownies. Particularly ones that can be eaten in two bites. If you give me some I will love you until the end of time.
Food Aversions: Eggs.
Symptoms: Heartburn. Lots and lots of it. It is the worst at night, but I’m managing it well with Tums. It seems like it’s being triggered by chocolate, so I’m trying to avoid eating it late in the day and it’s a bit better. I was waking up around 2am every night feeling like I would be sick from it, but it’s since been much better!
Baby Prep: Oh goodness, it’s beginning. My living room is currently full of baby clothes and items that I have yet to find a place for. We have a bassinet, some clothes and a host of other useful baby items–but no nursery yet. However, I finally listed my desk on Kijiji today to try and sell it to begin transforming the office into the wee-bean suite. We’ll get there!
Random News: If you know me in real life and see me on a semi-regular basis, you’ve probably noticed that I often have a hand resting on my stomach. I do it without even thinking about it–and it’s largely because I think on some level that having a hand on my belly reassures me that she’s still there, and that I am protecting her somehow. Everyone always asks me if it’s because I’m in pain, but really it’s just me connecting with my wee-bean… I like to imagine that she can feel me holding her already.
I know I’m way late with this post this week, but it has just been an insane few days. I feel like I have barely had time to breathe, let alone sit down at my computer. My weekend technically started today as tomorrow is an oh, so lovely PA (Professional Activity) Day in my board.
I am beyond excited about being able to sleep past 6am.
I hope to have more time to write this weekend, I feel like I have about 15 posts burning in my mind that I am dying to get out!