Friday, July 27, 2012

24 Weeks

How far along:
24 Weeks. Although I feel much bigger than that. I'm sure my tummy wasn't this round at 24 weeks with Max. I had a check-up today and I'm measuring normal though, so I'm sure all is ok :)

Total weight gain/loss:
I have gained 8 kilos so far and lost 2, making it a 6kg total gain. We've started eating a lot healthier now that I am through the nauseous stage. So hopefully I can keep future gains in check.

Maternity clothes:
Like I did when I was pregnant with Max, I've been relying on belly bands and pants extenders so that I can keep wearing my regular pants, skirts and jeans. I did buy the most comfortable maxi skirt the other day, but haven't bought any actual maternity clothes yet.

I need to pee constantly so I am waking up 4 or 5 times a night. My hips and back have started aching at night too, so that's also keeping me awake. Plus Max likes to climb into our bed at random hours of the night and wriggle around. I have pretty much accepted the fact that it will be a few more years before I get a good nights sleep!

Best moment this week:
Having people comment on my belly. I love that I'm at the stage where people that don't know me are sure that I'm pregnant and not just really chubby :)

I have been able to feel him move since about 16 weeks, and Sean felt him move for the first time two weeks ago. He has been kicking like crazy these last few days and I love it!!

Food cravings:
Berries and vegemite. Not together, that would be gross. Vegemite seems to be the big one at the moment, I can't get enough of the stuff. Spread with cream cheese I'm loving it on toast, on sandwiches and on rice crackers. Yum!


Labor Signs:
Thankfully none :)

Belly Button in or out:
Still in, but getting very shallow. Although it didn't pop with Max, so it might stay in again.

What I miss:
Soft cheese, an occasional glass of champagne and sleeping through the night.

What I am looking forward to:
Introducing this little guy to Max.

Weekly Wisdom:
Best advice I can give myself - enjoy every moment I might not get to experience this again.

Seeing the baby at our 20 week scan, having Sean and Max feel the baby kick for the first time, and no longer throwing up every second or third morning.


  1. Well, congratulations! Your belly is beautiful! Thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share any of your doings at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live on Monday at 8am. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thanks so much Kathryn. The only time I love my stomach is when I'm pregnant :)

  2. I love the belly pic! You look fantastic! My favorite was definitely when other people would comment on my belly too. I think it's because you only get so many months of that. =)

    1. Thank you! I think you're spot on, I'm really love my big pregnant belly :)

  3. Look at that belly! Wahoo! Congratulations to you :) I was so excited when I got to the stage where I actually looked pregnant too, but now I can't get rid of it ;)

    P.S. I have two awards for you over on the blog today. :)

    1. Haha, that is always the downside! I'm trying not to think about that at the moment though :)

      Thanks so much for the awards, you're so sweet xx

  4. You are looking so so so so gorgrogeus! And Wow... another boy... boys are so delightful.. (although full of energy) so Yay!! Oh Vegemite - that is such a healthy craving.. I remember mine was cupcakes hehe!!!
    More than half way to go.. not long to go! (although you probably hate hearing that as it would probably feel like ages for you)

    1. Thanks Jane!! I'm certainly going to have my hands full with two boys :)

      To be honest I don't mind if these next 12 weeks go slow, I don't know if I'll be having another baby and I want to make the most of being pregnant.


  5. Looking good Mama, another boy YAY!!

    I love how everyone smiles when your preggo

    Enjoy every minute.

    Also if this baby is as cute as Max you owe it to the world to have more.

  6. Thanks Julia!! I passed that comment on to my husband, I'm already trying to convince him that we need three or more kids :)


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