Friday, October 24, 2014

Baby Sunshine: Week 24

Size: Baby Sunshine is about the size of an ear of corn and weighs a little over a pound. My uterus is the size of a soccer ball.

Total Weight Gain: Up one pound for a total of 19 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, except for sweaters and hoodies even though I can't button and zip all of them.

Gender: Surprise! We will find out in February.

Cravings: Baked goods. I have made three different batches of muffins this week.

Symptoms: Mostly just feeling worn out a few days. Biggest complaint is my left leg feeling like it wants to pop out of its socket.

Movement: Lots of low movements.

Sleep: I am getting used to my new normal where I wake up multiple times each night. At least I have been able to fall back to sleep fairly easily.

Moment of the Week: Solidifying our boy name and making progress on a girl name.

What I Miss: Wearing trouser socks...the veins in my right calf are really pronounced and higher socks make them very painful. Thankful that I can wear athletic socks without issue, just missing out on all of my fun patterned socks.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Family pictures, my birthday, a doctor appointment, and Halloween. Next week is a good week!

Big Sister: My favorite thing this week was tickling Sophia's belly and her telling me to be careful of the baby. She had fun wearing a 'baby belly' at the maternity store. I laughed when I showed her a picture of me when I was pregnant with her and she didn't believe it was me. My hair was shoulder-length, but she hardly reacted when I donated my hair last month.

Looking Back: It seems I am doing a better job of keeping my skin hydrated this pregnancy. At this point in my pregnancy with Sophia a lotion bottle was my best friend. I am also not as emotional this time around. Keeping toddler emotions in check is about as much as I can handle I guess.

 photo 350bd18c-51d0-4b18-95a4-836dd2da11f2_zps5720b10d.jpg

Five on Friday

I'm linking up with April and the Ladies for another Five on Friday.
Cheers to the weekend!

one

I am loving pumpkin flavors this week. Two of our favorites are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Pumpkin Apple Quinoa. The toddler is not a huge fan of quinoa, but she loves this for breakfast with chocolate chips added.

two

I am on the hunt for a dress for maternity pictures. I hate it when I have something in mind, but am unable to locate anything that matches my vision. I was hoping for a flowing long-sleeve dress, but I did find a top that I love.
While I was trying on clothes, Sophia discovered the baby belly that newly pregnant ladies can wear to see how clothes will fit. She loved wearing it around the store while I made my purchases.

three

We have visited the zoo each weekend this month for Hallzooween. Sophia has dressed up as Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty, and Super Sophia. We will probably visit again this weekend so Little Red Riding Hood can make an appearance this year.
Dave finally decided on costumes for Sophia and himself. Fortunately I am able to dress up to match the theme he picked. I have my fingers crossed that everything arrives in time for Halloween since we ordered online.

four

I recently bought this remote for my camera and it has made taking weekly bump pictures so much easier. When I was pregnant with Sophia I could rely on Dave to snap a quick picture for me. It got a bit more difficult trying to bribe the toddler to cooperate. Using the self-timer worked, but Sophia loves being in charge of the remote when we take pictures together.

five

My birthday is next week and this quote rings true for me right now. Looking forward to all that the next year is going to bring.
via
 photo 350bd18c-51d0-4b18-95a4-836dd2da11f2_zps5720b10d.jpg