I really want to update about the pregnancy, mostly so I can remember all of these things one day so I'm going to give you a fabulous pregnancy survey!!
How far along? Today I am 24 weeks and 5 days.
Total weight gain/loss: Have gained 19lbs so far (hoping that will stay on a halt until April 12.... likelihood of that? Probably slim....
Maternity clothes? Um yes please, not a chance for my regular clothes, not even my regular sized t-shirts.
Stretch marks? Not yet, but they are inevitable so I check every day.
Sleep: Not so fun. I am a stomach sleeper and I miss that. I just don't quite understand what side-sleepers do with their arms/hands. They always go to sleep! Saturdays are my favorite days because sleeping after 5am seems to work much better than sleeping between 10pm-5am.
Best moment this week: Baby Hiccups!!
Movement: All day long!
Food cravings: Fruit, fruit, fruit. I went grocery shopping Sunday and came home with Watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, bananas and apples. I had to remind myself to buy spinach to get in something green too! I hope I don't end up with gestational diabetes because I would have nothing to eat! (I do have a sinking hunch that I will though, is that a normal feeling??)
Labor Signs: None that I know of, thank the Lord.
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting smaller. Does everyone's belly button actually pop out or just flatten?? I saw a pregnant lady this weekend whose belly button looked as big as her belly showing through her shirt.
Wedding rings on or off? On, no issues there, but I don't sleep in them either.
What I miss: I'm not a big drinker, but I really do miss a cold mexican beer after a very long day of work :) But bubbled water seems to do the trick.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little guy and pushing around a stroller with a baby in it.
Weekly Wisdom: My cousin told me yesterday to buy pampers diapers and huggies wipes. I thought that was good wisdom :) I don't think I have any wisdom yet, other than trusting God with my fears.
Today I felt the baby have hiccups for the first time!! I couldn't even get up I was so excited about it. Ben was rushing around trying to get things ready to go out of town and he kept saying, "okay, c'mon do this, or do that" and all I could do was lay there and feel him hiccup. Too cute!!! (He probably was not enjoying them as much as I was and I imagine much later in the pregnancy I may also find it not as wonderful :) But today was wonderful!