Holy cow, 6 months? Where did the time go? Something I used to say/complain about before I lost weight was something like, “I’m so sick of looking 6 months pregnant!” The sweet irony of it is I weigh less now at 6 months pregnant than I did AFTER losing 40 pounds a few years back. Wrap your mind around that! In fact, if I keep my weight gain manageable this pregnancy, I won’t even get close to my heaviest weight. I digress.
Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
How far along? 24 weeks
Baby’s size? Cantaloupe – goodness! 10.5-11.8 inches in length and weighs about 12.7-20.8 ounces and every week she gets closer and closer to being ready to survive (and thrive!) in the outside world.
Total weight gain/loss: We hit the big ol’ 20 lbs this week. I wanted to cry then I smacked myself, I’m pregnant, duh! And I haven’t exactly restrained myself with the holiday cookies. 🙂
Linea Negra/Stretch Marks/Other: I don’t know if I’ll get the dark line on my belly but this entire pregnancy has been super awful on my skin. I don’t normally break out a whole lot, just random here and there but this little girl is DESTROYING my complexion.
Sleep: Super solid sleep this week, thank goodness!
Miss Anything? Alcohol is a big with the holidays. Sigh.
Movement: Earlier this week she wasn’t moving AS much, just her signature time at 10:30pm. The last 2 days she has been practicing her tap routine again at really random times. She is getting lots of punches and kicks in.
Food cravings: Not really, if I eat poorly during the day I crave fruit at the end of the day. And tea before bed is a new must-have for me.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No just tired of this sore throat.
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: A growing belly, increased appetite, peeing more every day, better moods (praise the Lord), bit of insecurity and anxiety (see below).
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! It’s the holiday season!
Looking forward to: I am super excited for our girl tea today with Mom and Kari and tomorrow we are heading downtown to celebrate Christmas a bit more with my brother and his family. Then, I am REALLY looking forward to being off of work until next Wednesday. Things are so dead around the office, it’s hard to fill the time so I’ll be happy when we get back into the groove of things.