Pregnant Pause – Week 24
Good morning sunshines! It’s Wednesday! Don’t you just love having Mondays off?? It makes the rest of the week so quick.
I thought today would be a good day for a pregnancy update… because it’s been SOO long since the last one. Really this just means that I was too busy watching two hours of Wipeout last night to spend any time on my blog so I’m trying to put something together this morning so nobody thinks I have died again.
Jansen and I have entered our 24th week. If I were to write the pregnancy books (and someday I may), I would call this, “The beginning of the SUCK phase.” I have not had this much trouble getting comfortable the entire pregnancy. I sit and I’m uncomfortable, I stand and I’m uncomfortable. Sleeping is pretty frustrating. If I can fall asleep, I’m usually good for only one or two wake-ups in the middle of the night. It has just been torture trying to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. Two nights ago I laid in bed tossing and turning and eventually started moaning and kicking. “I’m hot and uncomfortable!” I fussed. Stephen got up, turned on the hall light and assembled a floor fan for me. Gotta love that man!
Last night I wasn’t hot but just uncomfortable. I am a back sleeper, it’s the only way I am truly comfortable. But since “they” say that sleeping on your back while pregnant is not safe, I’m trying to learn other ways. Remember the pillow? Well I’m doing okay with it some days but sometimes I just can’t figure out what to do with my arms. If I lay on my left side, my left arm falls asleep. How do you people do it?? And then on top of that, when I’m on my side my belly is so heavy that it pulls. I now have to tuck part of my pillow under my bump to give it support. Pregnancy is rough business!
I had a doctor’s appointment last Thursday. I braced myself for another 9 pound gain but found out I’d only gained 6 pounds last month. So now I’m up to 21 pounds. I hear that’s pretty normal at this point. (Thank God because there is nothing I can do about it. I don’t plan to cut back on my food intake! This boy has a healthy appetite!)
I’m checking things off my mental list which makes me a happy camper. Crib, dresser, and glider have all been purchased. I ordered my bedding last night (and sweat through the entire process). Once I get a swatch of fabric in the mail, I’ll start looking at paint colors. We are registering this weekend. We will definitely be registering at Babies R Us, but we are deciding between Target and Burlington Coat Factory for the other. Is Burlington an easily accessible store? We have 2 by us but that may not be representative of the rest of the country. (Not that the rest of the country is buying me gifts… so really I guess it doesn’t matter.) I think Target would be a good choice because I could register for a rug, curtains, a robe, etc. while I’m there. Babies R Us doesn’t carry those items. I’m thinking out loud here but I welcome your thoughts and feelings. I ALWAYS welcome your thoughts and feelings.
Let’s see, what else is there to report? Jansen kicks all the time. He’s getting pretty strong. Sometimes I wonder if he’s dancing in there. (If he is, he takes after his father.)
This is my 24 week belly shot.
Sorry I look like poo. It was the second time we tried to take it and there was about a drop of battery juice left.
I think that’s just about it. Sorry if these pregnancy posts are lame. I just know that I’ll love looking back on them one day. This is sort of one of those instances where my blog is for me, not necessarily for you. If you like it, that’s just an added bonus!