Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

Six Months Pregnant with Baby #2

Taken after my first echo- I look as tired as I feel.
  • How far along are you? 24 Weeks Along- SIX MONTHS BABY
  • How I’m feeling: Like I can’t catch my breath.  I have been ordered to take it easy and I am trying to slow down as much as possible- but with the Toddler sometimes( all the time) that’s not really an option.
  • Total weight gain: About 10 lbs so far.
  • How big is baby?  The Little One is the size of a melon.  She is over a foot long too!
  • Maternity clothes:  SAME-Yes. Yes. Yes.  Sure I can fit easily into any of my pre-pregnancy pants-shorts-tops-but I don’t want to be uncomfortable in the least as I chase(herd) the Toddler.  So yoga pants, Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans, Cotton tops and the belly band!-more on that in a sec.
  • Stretch marks? SAME-Heredity messed up on this one.  Even in college if any muscle got bigger I would get stretchmarks. No questions asked.  BAM there they would be.  With D- for some reason the Belly God’s thought they would mercifully let the belly be stretch-mark free.  I am not holding my breath for two-for-two.  But one can hope.
  • Sleep: I wake up around 3AM to go to the bathroom and chug water like it is my job. ALWAYS thirsty. ALWAYS.
  • Best moment this week:  Being able to see her from the outside.  Especially when she has hiccups- poor thing.
  • Movement: Yes- especially at night- and whenever I hold the Toddler- sibling rivalry at its finest folks.  She kicks and punches at him with all her might. It would be precious if it wasn’t so painful.
  • Food cravings: Eh- food is just food.  I don’t have cravings…. except for TWIX and OLIVE GARDEN = GET IN MY BELLY!
  • Food aversions: Meh. Nothing sounds good except for the above mentioned.
  • Labor signs:  None.
  • Belly button in or out: In- but looking like it might pop out- it just disappeared with D- so that would be interesting.
  • What I miss:  SAME-Not having a round face- le sigh- ah well comes with the territory for me.
  • What I’m looking forward to:  Our last ultrasound- probably around 28 weeks?
  • Milestone: Seeing movement from the outside : )