Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baby Update: Weeks 23 and 24

IMAG0271 Week 23

IMAG0284 Week 24

How far along? see above (although today I am actually 25 weeks but I have been meaning to post this for a while).

Baby's size? Did anyone else notice that the bump updates say papaya for like 3 weeks straight? I don’t really remember the other fruits :)

Weight Gain? I really hate this question (and have almost deleted it several times) but around 16-17 pounds. The doctor assured me that since I am exercising a lot and eating healthy not to worry but sometimes I still freak out.

Maternity clothes? Same…loving the maternity clothes. I made the mistake of trying on a pair of jeans that were a little tight when I first found out I was pregnant..not good. I have to admit, I have been going to the gym in the mornings and then running errands so I am mostly living in workout clothes right now :)

Stretch marks? none yet

Belly button in or out? It is starting to get a little shallow but no where near out.

Sleep? okay. I am just getting really tired of the strange dreams.

Foods I am loving? All the sudden I have been craving chicken. Also tons of fruit and cereals. 

Foods I am hating? Nothing really.

Best moment this week? Seeing the Hubs feel Hudson really move for the first cool :)

Movement? All the time, especially in the middle of the night.

Symptoms? Heart burn and dizziness.

Gender? Hudson (a boy)

What I miss? Laying/sleeping on my back. Diet coke and coffee (though I do have the occasional one). My old body. Enough said.

What I'm looking forward to? Heading to cali next week and the fist baby shower :)

Milestone: The hubs was amazing and put together all of the nursery furniture. Also I hit the six month mark! Oh and I finally made our birthing class appointment.

Emotions: I am feeling pretty good. It has been so neat to feel him move so much. I am really excited for him to get here :) I have to say this week I have been hit hard with the fear of not being able to lose the weight after he comes. Some weeks are better than others (with that subject) and this week has just been bad. I have been working out a lot (with the permission of the doctor) so that has helped my mental state some. It is funny because sometimes I am so overwhelmed with with joy at the idea of this little guy and all he is going to bring with him and other times I am scared to death at what is going to come and the physical changes.


  1. You look great! Yes, your body is changing, but you are growing your miracle so it's ok! :) It's hard I know. So I'm not trying to belittle your feelings. Just know that most of the weight almost instantly comes off when you have your baby.

  2. you look great for 25 weeks pregnant. Hudson its a great name!

    shel xx

  3. You look wonderful! I have been feeling really dizzy, too--isn't that an annoying feeling to feel like you're just not in control? At least for me it is! I am so impressed that you are able to work out so consistently-I wish I could!