Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pregnancy Post: Second Trimester, Part 2

The weeks are continuing to fly by as I enjoy the golden stage of pregnancy. I am now 24 weeks pregnant. It is really hard for me to believe I am 6 months along, and closer to the end of the pregnancy, than to the beginning. We are starting to get things done, but we still have much more to do! Since I last blogged, here is what we have accomplished...
  • Baby girl has a name! I have decided not to share it on the blog, but we do have a name!
  • Registry 
  • First stage of nursery: operation clean out the room
In an effort to not be overwhelmed, I have decided to take it one month at a time. Here is what I'm looking to accomplish in the next month...
  • Sign up for baby classes and a hospital tour
  • Start reading the books on my bedside table
  • Phase one of nursery decorating: choose paint, bedding, and curtains
There are a few things I want to document for my own sake, that are probably boring to read. But here it goes...
  • I am really hungry in the mornings. I think I could eat from 8-11am straight. My appetite levels off at lunch, but at this time I have 3 phases of breakfast. 6:30am- cereal, 8:30am- peanut butter crackers, 10:00am - apple. These morning snacks get me to lunch time, when thankfully my appetite settles down. 
  • I can feel her kick! I felt her kick for the first time between 23 and 24 weeks. I feel it the most in the evening hours. It makes me really happy to feel her moving around.
  • Nightly walks. About a month ago, Fletcher and I started taking walks together every night. I read that it is supposed to help nightly leg cramps. It has now become one of my favorite parts of the day. It is such a sweet time to talk about our days together. We have taken a few days off due to the arctic blast, and I have really missed our walks. As long as it is above 20 degrees, we bundle up and take our nightly walk. 
  • Cravings. I get a lot of questions about cravings. I don't feel like I crave one specific thing. Rather, when I decide I want something, I really want it...It just seems to be random at this point (but nothing too weird yet). I do have to admit that I have taken a serious interest in Taziki's chocolate cake.
     
    I never really cared about it before pregnancy, but it is one of my favorite desserts now. Fletcher got take out the other night and it made my day when I saw that he got me a slice of cake! 
  • Food aversions. Thankfully, I am over my aversion to meat. Maybe baby girl isn't a vegetarian after all. As the weeks go by, my pickiness is slowly fading, and I am thankful. 
  • Baby bump. I think I am on the verge of a big growth spurt. Some mornings I wake up and can tell I grew noticeably overnight. The baby bump is now obvious. For a while it depended on my outfit, but now you can tell I am pregnant no matter what I'm wearing. I do feel like the bump has been growing slowly up until this point. I know a big growth spurt is just around the corner.

5 comments:

  1. I love pregnancy updates!!! Keep them coming. All the details. Love it.

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  2. I love pregnancy updates!!! Keep them coming. All the details. Love it.

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  3. Your baby bump! That's new in the last 2 weeks!

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  4. I love y'alls nightly walks! so sweet.

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  5. Might need to indulge in a little chocolate cake with you!!

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