A week late in posting this one! Tomorrow I enter my 3rd trimester @ 27 weeks!
It’s crazy to believe that you’ve been part of our life for 25 weeks now… the best part is, we have a lifetime together. Even though we can’t see you everyday, we love feeling your kicks and all of your movement… everyday your little feet get stronger and stronger. I pray that God blesses us with so much health… health, for you, our son. Heath for our family. Health for a lifetime. This precious life of yours is such a miracle and we already love you more than words will ever describe.
The best part of this week is your reaction when your Daddy rests his arm on my tummy. We don’t know if your reaction is, “get your hands off mommy’s belly, you’re squishing me”… or if you can sense that it’s Daddy, “yay, Daddy’s home, time to start the party”!!! Either way, I love how crazy you get when your Daddy puts his arms across my tummy!
Keep kicking me, little solider! We love you!
Size of babe: Still an eggplant and weighing in at a mighty 2 lbs!
Weight gain: Last week (at 24 weeks), according to the doctors scale I gained 20 lbs. At 23 weeks on my scale it said I gained 23 lbs. I’m not sure what to go with??? According to my scale at the end of my 25th week I’ve gained 25 lbs… However 😉 if I try to do the math and base it off of the doc’s scale then I guess that puts me at 21lbs so far. I always said that Ill take any weight gain in order to have my own baby… I need to remind myself of that. Being so darn short, this weight is hard to carry around. It’s like a giant meatball between my 2 limbs. I see all of these adorable preggo girls at 30 weeks (in my defense they are always taller than me), but they are all belly and my belly does numbers on theirs. I know it’s all worth it, I’m just being dramatic. My hubby thinks I’m beautiful (bless him, he’s probably lying!) and reminds me all the time that he wants me to enjoy (food wise) 😉 pregnancy, just in case this is the only one we’re blessed with. In that case… Pass me the candy corn. 😉
Maternity clothes: Still 100% maternity clothes… Going to get fitted for my first “preggo” bra. I’ve been wearing these from Target for the last 25 weeks. Literally started wearing this the day I found out I was preggo bc my chest hurt so bad and was so swollen.
Gender: The little man, John Henry Thorne and still so confused… Do we call him “Henry”, our original plan. Or call him “John Henry”? John Henry is his Johns grandfathers name, so there’s some significance and our plan is to have his full name as John Henry Thorne… Before, we were just going to call him by his middle name Henry. I’ve had so many people say they love “John Henry” when said together… even family. John’s fear is that people will shorten it to John. Not that John is a bad name… but we like the way “John Henry” sounds or just “Henry” better than just “John”. Plus, lets be real… My hubby, John already tunes me out enough. I can’t imagine having another “John”. I’d call their names for hours before they realized I was talking to them. What do y’all think?
Nursery: Nothing new since my last post and I realized that I never posted my nursery designs… Brb!
Movement: Movement. Punching. Jabs. Wow!!! Did I mention that during my 24th week the doc did an ultrasound and the little man is breech? Which means he’s kicking my bladder 24/7. His movements are pretty fierce and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love them. Even if they are uncomfortable or wake me up. In the early mornings, John will cuddle with us and the minute he rests his hand or forearm across my belly, our little man wakes up and goes crazy. It’s honestly really sweet. I tell John that he’s excited to feel his Daddy’s touch.
Sleep: Hubby and I switched sides of the bed… and for some reason, I’m sleeping like a champ. Lately only one 4am bathroom run and I wake up the minute the baby starts to get aggressive with his mama.
What I miss: Still missing my runs and inner thighs. Whew, wearing dresses is tough because my inner thighs rub together so much.
Best moment this week: Seeing our house come together! We visited our home that’s being built on Sunday and the entire first floor was frames. By Wednesday the majority of the 2nd floor perimeter was up. It’s so fun to dream about… John says that the first month in our house and with a baby, he’ll be crying. LOL’s… My little Sensitive Sally. I can’t wait to see our sons nursery all framed out.
Looking forward to: My baby shower! 🙂 I’ve secretly been looking forward to this forever. I just didn’t want to sound like I was looking forward to the presents (not the case), so I didn’t mention it on here. It’s next weekend and I’m beyond excited. I hate to keep going back through our past, but during every baby shower I’ve ever attended I always wondered (and worried) that our turn/ time wouldn’t come. Now that it’s here, it means so much to me to be able to relate with other Mommy’s. I’m especially excited to just celebrate this little answered prayer of ours with some of my favorite ladies. I’m very blessed to say the least. Plus my mom is coming to town.
Cravings: Been craving salads!!! Yeeeehaw…. minus the fact that I’ve been exhaling some blue cheese on my salads! AND melon… pretty sure I eat 2 per week!
Symptoms: Cellulite! Itchy skin!
Workouts: Lots of 6 mile walks and 2 Group Power classes.Continue Reading