Wednesday, July 21, 2010

24 Weeks

Yesterday marked 24 weeks!  I cannot believe that I have been pregnant for 6 full months!  Only 16 more weeks...which obviously adds up to 10 months and not 9! :)  I can't believe that I'm getting close to my 3rd trimester! Wow!  Yesterday I went back to Aqua Fitness class with the old people.  And yes, my calves feel like little balls of fire today so I guess it works! Jonathan wasn't home before I left for my class and I was not about to take a belly picture after being in the water, so my belly picture is a day late this week.  Oops.  Hopefully that won't happen every Tuesday.

Here is my 24 week 1 day picture

And just for kicks, here is my 20 week picture

And my 11 week picture

Wow!  I can't remember being that size and lets be honest, my face is growing as much as my belly!  Lately I feel like I'm growing soo fast.  I can put on clothes one day and then the next day they are too tight. (ahem, like my jeans I wore to work today that ended up cutting off my circulation.)  The aches and pains have definitely moved in.  My back hurts all the time and my ligaments and muscles still hurt.  And yes, even with all of the potions, creams, lotions, and balms the dreaded stretch marks have come in full force! (oh no!) Sorry if that's TMI:)  Anyway, every time I feel my little girl swimming and flipping around and kicking in my belly, it makes all of those aches, pains and stretch marks worth it!!  I think I will most definitely miss that feeling once she gets here!

Baby is the size of an eggplant (9in, 1.7lbs) and my uterus is the size of a soccer ball.  Crazy to think that all is inside of me!  I have an appointment tomorrow to hear her little heartbeat!  I can't wait!

Yes, we finally decided on a name for our sweet baby girl while we were on our anniversary date!  Maybe soon I'll post the name... not yet though!  And we have a possibility for bedding.  I found a set that I maybe like online at Pottery Barn and then I also found an Etsy seller that makes custom bedding for WAY cheaper than the custom websites.  So I'm still deciding, but feeling like I'm at least closer to making a decision.  Is it wrong that I haven't chosen bedding or furniture but I already have ideas for how to organize accessories and make a bow holder? :)  I'm so excited to get started on the nursery so I can dream about the room we will be bringing our baby home to!


Crystal said...

Love the weekly post!!! You look great and I feel your pain with the aches and pains!!! Can't wait for the name reveal!!!

Sue said...

Look at you grow! I know I say the same thing every week but I get THE BIGGEST smile on my face Abby, each week I see your belly grow bigger. I'm SOOOOO happy that God blessed you and Jonathan with this miracle!!

I look forward to hearing your baby girl's name when you're make your big reveal and very cool that you've almost figured out her bedding. Have you got the furniture picked out yet?

Justin and Jessica said...

You look great! :)

I'm glad you're enjoying the aqua fitness classes. I did aqua aerobics 3 times week with my second pregnancy. I LOVED it! It also helps with any swelling that you may end up having - it pushes the water out of you. It's also very relaxing!

I'm glad your pregnancy is going well (minus the normal aches/pains and dreaded stretch marks). I will all be worth it! Take care!

Christa said...

Stopping by from Jenna's Journey! Congrats on your new baby girl! You look great! Love your follower!

Amy said...

Also Fron Jennas! Aww Congrats!! I loved and miss being pregnant! Its one of the most amazing things. And for real you will miss feeling her move inside and having her with you all the time. COngrats again! AND YOU looks wonderful!!