How has it already been a month since my last update?! :-O I am writing this at 24 weeks pregnant and here’s what’s been going on!
Baby has grown from the size of a large carrot to a cantaloupe! The baby is about 11.8 inches long and weighs about 1.3 pounds!
This month I gained about 4 pounds for a total of 5-7 pounds gained so far. Doctor said baby’s size and my measurements are great and I’m on track!
Braxton Hicks Contractions: Around week 21 I began to feel braxton hicks contractions. Nothing has been super regular and there are days where I don’t feel them, but I definitely get them on a semi-regular basis.
Same off and on heartburn, trouble sleeping, and nipple leaking as last month. Nothing new to report with those symptoms!
Rashy cheeks: Just this past week (weeks 23-24) I ate bell pepper on three different occasions and all three times I got a rash on my cheeks. I will be bringing this up with my doctor and seeing if I should visit an allergist! Weird pregnancy allergy pop-up perhaps!
I have been walking everyday on my lunch break for about 15-20 minutes which helps to keep moving during the workday. I also try to do 2-3 prenatal yoga videos per week and stretch whenever possible. My energy levels are pretty low by the end of the work day, so this doesn’t always happen.
Spicy Foods, Rice Krispy Treats (couldn’t find any that didn’t contain milk and didn’t feel like making my own), PF Changs, Tofu, shredded iceberg lettuce (so weird!), and banana muffins/banana bread.
Anything savory in the morning, especially eggs! Cumin is still iffy and I still hate the idea of meat. Occasional seafood has been okay at times.
Baby Related Purchases:
My mom bought us a really cute outfit to add to our stash but I didn’t personally buy anything this month for her.
As I announced in my Gender Reveal post we are expecting a baby girl!
Starting our baby registry and looking at nursery decorating ideas!
Enjoying the fact that Daniel can now feel the kicks on the outside. She kicks so hard in fact that you can see her dancing around through my clothes!
Settling on a name! We decided to keep her name a secret until she’s born, but we both loved a name and actually had zero arguments over it! <3
Looking Forward To:
Moving in to our new apartment in three weeks and starting on decorating!
Moms, ever develop a random food allergy during pregnancy? Favorite baby item to buy?
Tell me in the comments below!