24 week baby update!

Happy Friday!  Can’t believe we are at Friday already.  I guess when you work week starts on Wednesday it goes rather fast!!  After having awesome summer weather in Austin I am so excited for the upcoming amazing fall sunny weather we are going to have this weekend!  Hello sunshine and 70 degrees!!!  Time for another baby update!

How far along: 24 weeks!  It’s going fast now!!


Total weight gain: A couple weeks ago it was 12 pounds so let’s say somewhere between 13-15.  I’ll head back to the doctor at the end of next week to check on the growth and will step on the scale again!  At this point it’s coming on fast.  I forgot how that happens in the 2nd trimester!

Maternity clothes: Yep and right now I am LOVING sweater dresses from Target.  Last week they had an online sale.. buy one get one 50% off!  I bought this one and this one in a couple of different colors and I am soooo happy!  I love shopping online at Target because I can just drive down the street to make my returns!  Totally painless!  I also have a huge obsession with scarfs right now!!

Sleep:  Pretty good!  I’m up 1-2 time a night to go to the bathroom but fall back asleep pretty good.  I have the occasional night/morning when I I wake up around 4am and I am up for the day.

Exercise:  Still happy to say that I am running/jogging.  I can’t handle two days in a row.  Typically I run a day and then the next day so a fast walk with high incline intervals and weights.  Overall, I am working out most weeks about 5 days a week.

Miss anything: Tying my shoes and putting on boots with ease.  This I know will not get any easier!  Sara was born in June and so I did a whole lot of flip flop wearing but I have a feeling I am going to need assistance as the belly grows getting my boots on!

Movement: Yep!  I love watching the belly kicks which I can now see through my clothes!  It never gets old.  Sometimes the baby is positioned in a awkward position that makes sitting hard and I need to get up and move frequently.

Food cravings: Apples!!  Unfortunately, I have found that they give me heartburn but I still eat them!… oh and lots of cheese!  Holy cow I love cheese but it has to be really yummy and good cheese!  Cheese is so freaking good!

Anything making you queasy or sick: No fish still and chicken is there if it’s hidden or shredded.  Struggling a big with meat but really trying to get it in once a week!

Have you started to show yet: I feel huge right now!  When you are just over 5 feet there isn’t much room for this baby to go… and let’s remember I have 16 more weeks… give or take!



Gender: I’ve had a few dreams this week and in each of them it’s a girl.  When I am pregnant with Sara all of my baby dreams were non gender specific.  The other night I had a dream that I gave birth to a 3 month old girl who came out smiling and holding her head upright! Yikes!

What do you guys think??


Wedding rings on or off: On

Looking forward to:  My ultrasound at the end of next week.  It’s been about 5 weeks since I’ve “seen” the baby so I am excited and anxious to see how the growth is doing.  At 20 weeks we were thrilled to learn that the baby measuring large.  If you read this post you would understand that Sara was always small so I’m having extra scans to watch the growth with this one!

What are you doing this weekend?

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14 Responses to 24 week baby update!

  1. Marcia says:

    Moving right along my friend! I’ve always felt the same way: us shorties look huge because there’s nowhere for baby to go. Haha! So weird how those cravings and aversions work.
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  2. yup definitely bigger but you look great and very happy!
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  3. The 3-month-old baby dream… haha…I’ve heard people have really crazy and strange baby dreams when pregnant. Definite difference in the 20-week to 24-week pictures! Are you guys going to find out if it’s a boy or girl or be surprised? Congrats by the way! (not sure if I ever said that yet) 🙂
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  4. May I just say you’re looking fabulouser every week?
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  5. You look so, so, so happy. And that makes me happy!
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  6. Kim says:

    You look amazing!! Glad you are feeling good.
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  7. jill conyers says:

    You look wonderful and so happy! I’m smiling for you 🙂
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  8. Wow – good for you that you’re still running! Also congratulations on your pregnancy! I was never able to sleep through the night when I was pregnant. No matter how hard I tried. Visiting from #fitnessfriday
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