Tuesday, April 19, 2011

24 Weeks

How Far Along: Twenty fo’ weeks!
Size of baby: According to BabyCenter, she weighs just over a pound and length-wise is almost a foot long. This week, she is, apparently, an ear of corn. Also, my uterus is about the size of a soccer ball – I am a sacred vessel! 
Total Weight Gain: Wouldn’t tell even if I knew – which I don’t. I get on the scale backward at both the OB and the dietician’s office. Although, I am told that I am gaining weight “normally,” so I assume I am neither gaining too much or too little. Average weight gain at this point is about a pound a week, so I’m assuming I’m pretty close to that.
Maternity Clothes: Maternity for sure. I went this weekend and even bought slightly bigger pants – they fit my tummy much more comfortably, and besides? Who cares what a little tag at the back of your pants says anyway? I do! I DON’T.
Gender: Girl! Avery Jane!
Movement: Movement has significantly increased this week – I lurrrrrve it! Yesterday she moved almost constantly from about 3 pm to 6 pm – I just lay on the couch with my hand on my tummy reveling the feeling of her being active and just okay. You know?
Sleep: The only thing keeping me awake at night is MY CAT BARFING. But that has nothing to do with pregnancy, so that’s another post for another time…
What I miss: Smaller boobs. I’m not even kidding. Why oh my must these suckas grow when they’re already HUUUGE?
Cravings: You know, really no cravings this week. I’m kind of relieved about it because for awhile I felt like I was insatiable with my cravings, and that made the ED rear its ugly head, so with no cravings, I seem to struggle a little less ED-wise.
Symptoms: Peeing – of course – and I’m already starting to do that whole “pregnancy waddle” thing. I know I’m only 5 ½ months pregnant, so it’s kind of pathetic, but my, like, PUBIC BONE AREA hurts. It does!
Best Moment of the Week: Probably the aforementioned time I spent yesterday feeling her kick, and also this weekend when I was at Nordstrom, I saw the teensiest pair of pink TOMS that I know Avery will wear and rock, and I just got so excited for her to come and to dress her up in adorable (and designer) things!
Appointments This Week? Nope, no appointments this week.
What I’m looking forward to: Catching that moment when Cade feels Little A kicking for the first time!
One Thing I've Learned This Week: I’m learning that I need to forge more of a real connection with Baby A. I am thrilled she’s coming, and I can prepare for her arrival by buying her clothes and the things she needs – which I do – but when it comes to actually talking to her; connecting with her, I fall short. And it’s because I’m scared. I’m scared that if I get too close to her, and lose her like I lost Kendall, then I’ll be devastated – I’m protecting myself, see? But I think it’s time to move past that and totally have A Moment with her. :)
Pictures from this week:


battleinmind said...

aww I love reading about all the baby A stuff! SO exiciting! You're making me all broody.

You look so beautiful!ohh my goodness those little shoes are just beyond cute.
So glad things are going positively this pregnancy.

Sarah @ Bearing, Eating, Being said...

You are possibly the cutest pregnant person ever (and I have cute friends, all of whom are hellbent on reproducing ATM.) Adorbs!!!

Krista said...

One good thing about 25 weeks is that the baby could live (with much help of course) if born early. That was always reassuring to me.

Sheyenne said...

I've had a really hard time consciously bonding with this baby. Talking to Whitne was so easy-- I did it all the time. I poured myself into bonding with her b/c I knew our time was so limited. And I'm glad I did.

But with Gianna, its harder... its like I"m trying to protect myself. Crazy, I know. Its gotten a little better, the further along I am, but I still have to remind myself that its ok to buy her things and make that connection. Its not easy... but you're not alone! :)

zubeldia said...

you look fab, Brie!