• Week Twenty Four •
Babe is growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he's almost a foot long (about the length of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
Now on to me! I've been feeling okay lately, I can definitely tell the hot weather has me feeling a bit more nauseous than normal. I also have officially felt babe kick me in the ribs! I guess that makes sense since my uterus has now risen above my belly button and is now the size of a soccer ball!
I haven't had cravings this week but I have noticed eating smaller portions is a must. I can no longer eat big meals and have to have several through out the day. I have started to get acid reflux again & hormonal break outs! As if I needed to get a breakout & feel crummy when I am getting bigger and feeling like a seal sometimes... I decided to purchase a couple new items to help my insecurity of my 20-pound weight gain... I bought two new blouses to act as cardigans because I dislike my arms & just the luv handles.. As someone who has never been this heavy before.. EVEN THOUGH I am carrying my child.. It's still hard to feel cute & confident. I, however, did notice dressing in cute dresses & outfits really does help my confidence. I know others won't say anything because I have an "excuse" or a golden ticket since I am 6 months pregnant... I just personally don't feel flattering unless I put on a cut outfit. I've noticed the weight gain in my face & that is a big insecurity of mine. Sometimes I just want to cry! I am just being completely transparent.
Spencer has been absolutely amazing & saying such nice things when I feel down. I told him how I felt briefly and he said "you're beautiful, even more beautiful carrying my son." HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY.
He went on to say how attracted he is to me and if anything it's amplified.. I died a little inside because my heart was melting at this point!
We discussed names as well since we share a "notes" on our iphones.. I have a list of 17 names and we have a middle name picked out but the first name is a nay for all 17 as none stick out to Spen. I want something that Spencer will like just as much as I do.. So we still have acouple of months to think of names for our baby boy!
I have a maternity appointment coming up on Monday where I will get all my lab requisitions to do more blood work & also to do the glucose challenge test. I should not have any issue with that test since I have been watching my sugar intake! After this maternity appointment I'm officially seeing my doctor every 2 weeks instead of every 4 and seeing her until I'am 36 weeks pregnant then I will be seeing her every week until I deliver! Eeee! Getting a little anxious!
I also have to mention baby brain is real. It's not a myth and it has started to get really bad this week for me... It's a little discouraging BUT I know it's only temporary.