Sunday, May 22, 2011

24 Weeks: Corny

"I keep running from tomorrow" ~ Mike Posner (Q's favorite song of late)

I am bad bad bad at these weekly pregnancy update posts. The past few weeks have flown by and I'm starting to feel a bit freaked at how little I have prepared for baby girl's arrival so far. But I am determined to get her room cleared out this week. Which is currently the guest room. Uncle G will take the queen bed, and I believe we can move at least one of the three bookshelves to the living room and possibly get rid of another. Her closet is completely full of my dresses and several storage bins, so that will present the bigger challenge. But I keep reminding myself that she will probably be in our room for the first couple of months anyway. Still, I'd like to have the majority of her space ready.

So, where we at with LL (Little Lady) on this 24th week?
If I only I had (or was) a photographer, then you would get better belly pics than this.

Current fruit/veggie size: An ear of corn

Cravings: Cinnamon-flavored cereal with lots of milk . . . and corn (kidding)

Aversions: The fact that when I get angry now, I cry. Ugh, such a wuss.

Symptoms: Round ligament stretching and some discomfort when walking for long periods of time,
but otherwise feeling grand

Movement: She's super wiggly and already keeping a schedule of dancey-dance time starting at around 9pm.

Other random updates:
I have yet to develop the linea negra I had when pregnant with Q, but I don't recall when that happened last time anyway. Is that a gender thing?
I'm taking this awesome weekly prenatal exercise class led by a physical therapist. My body feels lengthened and toned after every class and I sleep so well.
My dreams have been crazy intense but not very fun. Boo.

Looking forward to: Next ultrasound on June 2nd. I'm crossing my fingers that my placenta has moved far from the uterus -- it was either a marginal or partial previa last time. The ultrasound tech and my OB gave me different reports, but I'm not too worried. Plus, I can't wait to see my little love dove again!


  1. You're almost there! You are a few weeks ahead of me, but the thought of how soon he/she will be here is overwhelming at times. I like to think that there isn't much that I need to prepare for this time around, but then, I'll these "OMG" moments where I feel like I should be stressed out about something. What? I'm not sure.

    All will work out in time! You look great! Just enjoy it! Have you purchased any baby girl dresses yet? hehehe.

  2. Oh yes, I have bought one baby girl dress (with bloomers!) and one pair of shoes. I'm dying to get more of course, but trying to restrain myself a bit.

    And yes, I know what you mean about sometimes feeling like you don't need to prep and other days wondering what you may have forgotten.