Pregnancy Update: 24 Weeks

17 Dec

20121216_092827I’m 24 weeks – only 16 to go! (FOUR MONTHS!)

I’m tired. ::said in a whiny voice:: My attitude hasn’t been the greatest recently. Being tired brings out the worst in me. Despite my amazing night of sleep on Thursday, the past couple of nights have been very un-restful. I wake up a lot, have weird vivid dreams and just generally don’t sleep well. But I am trying to look at this as a way to practice being joyful and thankful even when circumstances are challenging. It’s a lesson I definitely need to learn (and will use a lot when the baby comes I’m sure)!

I am grateful for all the stuff I got done this weekend. We finished Christmas shopping/present making and Travis shipped all of our gifts today. I printed our Christmas cards and should be able to finish addressing them tonight or tomorrow. Travis put up our icicle lights outside. We had an impromptu lunch with my cousin and cousin-in-law who happened to be visiting from Minneapolis. And we picked up our nursery glider!

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20121216_145759Travis approves. I LOVE how the chair turned out! It’s dark gray and SO comfy. Can’t wait to spend many, many hours in that chair. We also got the nursery arranged with all of the furniture, so I was finally able to get some of my stuff organized. That feels good.

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I stuck to my workout plan last week but didn’t run at all. I’m more motivated to go on a walk with the dogs after I’ve showered and woken up a bit.

M: 1.15 mile walk

T: 20 minutes prenatal aerobics + 10 minutes prenatal Pilates

W: 1.15 mile walk

Th: 30 minutes strength

F: 1.15 mile walk

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Symptoms: Poor sleep, linea negra, feeling out of breath a lot

Cravings: I really want frozen yogurt sometime soon. I still love potatoes. And I really like rice too.

Aversions: I really don’t like red pasta sauce right now.

Weight Gained: 16 lbs total (1 lb this week!) I intentionally ate more this week and it worked!

Favorite Moment This Week: One night, as I was laying in bed, Emma kicked me several times in a row – with very noticeable kicks! That was cool. I’m looking forward to that happening more.

What I Miss: My old wardrobe. I need to buy some maternity tanks, since my long pre-pregnancy ones are finally getting too short.

Looking Forward To: A relaxing Christmas! Childbirth classes in January. And the month of February – between a baby shower and our trip to Florida, it’s going to be a fun month.

 

 

3 Responses to “Pregnancy Update: 24 Weeks”

  1. Lisa December 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Florida sounds amazing about now. 🙂 You’re looking great.

    Also, I finally made it through the whole series about Juniper you posted. It’s such a powerful story, and brings up such tough questions. I still agree with the fundamental truth that where there’s life, there’s hope. Even though I obviously don’t know this family, I somehow feel sucked in, emotionally involved, and will probably try to follow updates if I can find them. I’ll echo what I said before that I very much hope your little girl stays put her full 9 months!

  2. Ms.Problems December 19, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    You look amazing 🙂 Nursery looks wonderful, and the chair oh-so-comfy!

  3. natalie @ will jog for food December 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Hope your feeling better soon! The nursery is looking good! I haven’t done anything yet, haha. I’m going to Florida for Christmas, can’t wait 🙂

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