Sunday, September 23, 2012

24 weeks

How Far along: 24 weeks

Size of Baby: the length of an ear of corn (according to baby center)

Total Weight Gain: 12 lbs. so far...

Gender: ??? 

Movement: The movement is getting stronger/harder. It's feeling less like flutters and more like kicks and punches. It makes me wonder what position the baby is in and what parts are moving in there! 

Sleep: Restless. Lots of tossing and turning, weird dreams, and trips to the bathroom.

Maternity Clothes: All pants are maternity, regular dresses and tops. The dress above is a non-maternity one I got for football games because it's red and blue. I bought it about a month ago and Saturday was my first time to wear it. It fits now, but I'm not sure how many more weeks I'll get out of it.

Symptoms: The menstrual-like cramps are back with a vengeance. Very uncomfortable!

Aversions: No aversions. 

Cravings: Sweets, sweets, and more sweets!

What I Miss: Going for a long walk without getting cramps.

Best Moment of the Week: This week was my preschoolers' first week back at school. They had some pretty funny comments when they saw my baby bump. One little boy who was in my class last year saw me and said, "Ms. Kathleen, it looks like you're almost growing a baby in your tummy!!"
I said, "I am growing a baby in my tummy!"
He was so amazed and now he asks to touch my belly every day.
Some other funny comments: "Did you eat too much and that's why you have a baby in your tummy?" "When my mom had a baby, the baby came out of her foot. Is your baby gonna come out of your foot?" ??!! that one killed me.
And all of my kiddos wanted to know if there was a boy baby or a girl baby in my tummy. I said I didn't know and asked them what they thought. Almost all of them said girl and they think she's going to be named Ms. Kathleen-just like me. They are too funny :)


  1. You look great, Kathleen! I've been checking in on you every so often! I'm so excited for you and Paul!

  2. You look so precious!! And that dress is as cute as can be!