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24 Week Bumpdate

24 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along? 24 weeks 
Size of Baby: A cantaloupe! She is about 10 inches long and weighs between 1-1.5 pounds! At this point she is steadily gaining 6 ounces per week! Yay baby fat!
Weight Gain: Still up 12lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. After the stomach bug I got this week, I lost several pounds. I gained a pound or so back, so I’m really back to where I was a few weeks ago.
Maternity Clothes: Still rocking my spandex often! I’m removed the pants and bras that don’t fit so I don’t attempt to put them on. The main problem is that they initially fit, but after moving around or eating they feel so. much. tighter! I did buy some cute outfits from Pink Blush Maternity for Europe though! Here’s one of my tops, you may have seen it on my Shell Houston Open post from Monday!

Stretch marks: Not yet and hopefully never! 
Symptoms: Headaches, occasional dizziness, low blood pressure, increased heart rate, acid reflux {I was diagnosed with reflex several years ago and had it under control. I continue taking my medicine, but it’s starting to rear it’s ugly head!} And this week…stomach bug!
Cravings: Cold fruit, cinnamon on EVERYTHING, rice cakes, popsicles 
Gender: Little Baby GIRL!!!
Mood: Mostly happy! This past week was incredibly rough since I was sick.
Nursery: I started to clean out her closet and the desk in her room. Since it was originally a guest/storage room, then Charlotte lived there for 6 months and Emily lived there for 2 months, quite a few things have accumulated. I’ve hung up her clothes and started organizing what we have. The room is a bit of a disaster area right now. At least we have a lot to donate! We’ll be on a hunt for furniture as soon as we’re back from our trip! The crib I love is sold out everywhere, so I’m hoping they get the shipments they plan to receive at the end of the month! Here’s a peek at some of the things I’ve purchased so far!

Movement: Lots of kicks and punches and stretches. I have a little ninja in me and love it! The best part is that while I was sick, she was super active. Even though it didn’t always feel the best, I loved feeling each and every one of her movements because it meant she was okay and getting what she needed! JP was able to feel her kick a lot this week too!
Sleep: I’ve started to experience some pregnancy insomnia. This is a problem because I wake up so early! It doesn’t matter how tired I am, I either have a hard time falling asleep or I am up for an hour or so in the middle of the night.
Workouts: This week workouts were practically nonexistent. Aside from that, usually I get about 2 strength workouts, 2 cardio workouts and a couple long walks during the week! Right now, I’m sticking with spin for my cardio workouts since I can’t run. For strength, I join in with my classes or I do a kettlebell workout on my own!
What I Miss: Feeling like a normal human. I think this is a combo of being pregnant and sick.
Belly Button in or out? In, but the top of it has popped up. Not necessarily out, but flat. I think I’m going to end up with a flatty.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Labor Signs: No 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Pretty much all food. Thanks stomach flu. Okay not all food, but anything not bland and blah sounds horrible.
Best Moments The Past 2 Weeks: Today! It’s our 5th wedding anniversary 🙂 Now we have two fur babies and one little Chloe on the way. So happy to have such an amazing man in my life.
Looking forward to: Gougler Anniversary/Babymoon Eurotrip this week! Here’s a glimpse at our past Euro-adventures!

Here’s a look back at the last few weeks official bump pictures!

The last few weeks have been pretty similar, but man I look different from the 14 week picture at the top! I feel like my arms, legs and butt have stayed the same, but I can see a little change in my face and a big change in my belly 🙂 At my appointment yesterday, my doctor did our first fundal height measurement. I measured 22cm and should have been between 21-25cm, right on track! The idea is that the number of centimeters from top of the pubic bone to top of the uterus should match {or be + or – 2cm} baby’s gestational age!

Our next bumpdate will come to y’all from Europe, so get excited! I know we are 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend y’all. I’m off to spend some quality time with my hubby since it’s our anniversary and all!

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