This will be the last pregnancy update I will ever post from Atlanta. And that’s a pretty amazing feeling after over four years of feeling as though we are strangers visiting here, away from our home. This week has been full of packing, making phone calls to change our address, more packing, more phone calls, stocking our freezer with meals for my husband while he’s here without us, and finally, lots of excitement on my part.
It’s been no secret that I’ve not exercised much or well throughout this pregnancy so far, and this week has been even worse in terms of walking. The weather has been nice, so Bonnie and I have spent a lot of time outside, but not much time exercising outside. I have been diligent this week about doing some of the exercise recommended by the Bradley Method, thanks to a gentle reminder from a friend, but nothing much apart from that.
This week’s picture was taken after a night of only two hours of sleep and lots of tears, due to Bonnie’s having the worst night in the history of her little life.
How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain? 12 pounds, but it feels like so much more!
Maternity clothes? Yes. Almost exclusively.
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep? I’ve had insomnia the past several days, but it could be because I’m getting anxious about our move.
Best moment this week? We took Bonnie to the zoo on Saturday, and had the best day. If there were one day of her life so far that I wish she would be able to look back on and remember, it would have been Saturday. The whole day was wonderful.
Miss anything? Sleeping well. Even apart from insomnia it is so difficult to get comfortable at night.
Food cravings? Nothing in particular.
Anything making you feel sick or queasy? No. Apart from not sleeping well I’ve felt very well physically.
Showing? Yes, far more than I was with Bonnie at this point.
Labor signs? None.
Symptoms? Still have very itchy skin on my belly, and it seems like my chest is growing by the day!
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding ring on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time? Happy. A little on edge over the thought of being away from Andrew for three weeks, but still very happy.
Looking forward to: My appointment with the midwife next week… finally!!!
What’s Going on with Baby:
- She is still about 11 inches, weighing about 16 ounces.
- Her skin is becoming more opaque.
- Her skin has a new, pink glow due to newly formed capillaries.
- This is a big week for Baby, because it’s the week she reaches viability!
These last couple of weeks have dragged more than the ones before them. I think this is due to our living largely out of boxes lately. I have a hard time embracing these “in between” times, especially when so much seems to be in such disorder. This is something I’m working on though!