This seems like a really boring update, but it is exciting to keep moving along nonetheless.
How far along: 24 weeks
Sex of Baby W: Baby W is still a boy.
Weight gain: I have gained a couple more pounds.
Size of Baby W: my app says that he is the size of a GI Joe.
Maternity clothes: I am in anything maternity or fully stretchy. I am going back to work this week so I will have to start wearing actual outfits. That will be interesting since I haven’t seen these people for 5 months.
Baby items: I did reorganize Daphne’s closet to start making room for little man. I need everyone’s secrets on room sharing!
Stretch marks: Nothing new.
Belly button in or out: It is starting to flatten out, but it is still in.
Sleep: I keep hoping for better sleep. There is just no way to get comfortable. I hate sleeping on my left side, and I wake up so stiff and in pain every morning. However, I must be asleep enough because I do not hear or feel Daphne crawling in our bed every night.
Best moment the past few weeks: It was just today, but George’s birthday party was so much fun. Hopefully I will have a post soon to recap.
Worst moment the past few weeks: We had my grandpa’s memorial service recently. It was just really sad and weird to not actually be able to be with family in a normal way.
Miss anything: I have been wanting a cold cut sandwich. AND ALL THE HOTDOGS.
Cravings/Aversions: I have been wanting sweets. My aversions have been grilled chicken and broccoli.
Movement: Little baby guy is moving a lot more that I can actually feel. I feel him almost every day now. It seems that he really loves my daily smoothies because I feel him the most after I drink those at night.
Symptoms/how I am feeling: I have been having morning sickness a little bit lately. I also feel bloated all the time. My face and lips have been so dry. I feel like I am putting chapstick on every five minutes. And my face feels like it does in the winter, and I have dry patches all over my face.
Looking forward to: The next few weeks are big for George-he turns six this week. Then he starts kindergarten the first week of September. How that is possible, I have no idea. But we are excited for this next phase! We also started a renovation to build on a sun room. I am so excited for all the plant possibilities with all the new windows!