24 Weeks Pregnant and So Much Love

Love is in the air as we kicked off week 24 by celebrating our eighth Valentine’s Day together. Joe cleaned out our attic this week and found a box of all the cards I have given him including the first Valentine’s Day card I gave him in college. I don’t know if it is the hormones or what but I cried (with happiness) reading all the messages and cards we have exchanged over the years. 24 weeks pregnantThis was the first week I have felt as tired as I did in the first trimester and didn’t get to the gym at all which made me feel icky but I am really trying to listen to my body. I am hoping I can get back into the swing of things next week. With each week that passes the baby gets more and more active and this week he was busy as can be.

Here is what was up in week 24:

Symptoms: Holy indigestion! Laying in bed was super uncomfortable this week. I think I need to eat dinner earlier and may be giving up drinking seltzer for the next 16 weeks until our little guy arrives. Other than feeling extra tired this week I also feel like my belly is doubling in size each week!

Weight Gain: Up a total of 9 pounds!

Cravings: Still loving licorice as my go to snack!  Also, eggs and waffles have made it into our weekly dinner rotation….weird but so good!

I wish we could see the baby more regularly on ultrasound! I am so curious to see what he is looking like as he keeps growing. Our next ultrasound appointment is 3/31 which feels like forever!

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