I am so behind on this blog.. after vacation my mind turned to mush and it's been hard to piece it back together. While at the beach (on June 15th actually!) Gabby started to say dada.. SO CUTE!! She obviously does not know what it means but it's still so cute to hear her say =) She has mastered it now and it's a favorite of hers. Of course hubbs is over the moon about it and loves to hear her say it too =) Gavin has continued to grow into this amazing little fella. Don't get me wrong, he certainly has his moments but overall he is really a great kid. He is an incredible big brother - I sure hope that doesn't change when Gum Drop arrives.
I had a DR visit on Friday.. here are the stats:
Weight: I gained 5 lbs in 4 weeks - I blame most of that on our beach trip - so now I am offically up 8 pounds overall - at this point with Gabby I was up about 15 pounds so I guess I won't complain too much..
Blood pressure: 105/64
Urine: negative for protein & glucose
Heartbeat: steady at 149/150 =)
Questions: I asked the midwife about the braxton hicks contractions I've been starting to have and she told me it's completely normal. She said that my uterus is irritated because it "wasn't empty very long and it's letting you know it's annoyed." I just had to laugh at that.. she's right.. so now I get to deal with these lovely 'fake' contractions for the next 3 1/2 months because my uterus is irritated.
Next appointment: I go back on July 23rd for my glucose test, a follow up ultrasound (not exactly sure why but the midwife said they want to do one) then my normal appointment - after this appointment I will start going every 2 weeks.
24 week quiz:
How far along: 24 weeks 3 days
Weight gain: I'm up 8 pounds now.
Maternity clothes: no new ones.
Baby items: haven't purchased anything recently - actually we haven't purchased much at all - only a few outfits that were on clearance. We've been looking at cribs and bedding but everything is so darn expensive..
Stretch marks: bio-oil is my friend =)
Sleep: not too bad recently. Gabby actually slept from 8:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. this morning so it was nice to finally have a sound, solid night of sleep!
Best moment of the week: hanging out with friends and family this weekend.
Movement: his kicks are certainly becoming stronger =)
Food cravings: diner food - who knows why!
Gender: BOY =)
Labor signs: no.
Belly button in or out: in but changing.
What I miss: oh, same old stuff - wine, running, my 'normal' clothes, having energy, being able to paint my toe nails without having to readjust my tummy every minute =)
What I'm looking forward to: 4th of July weekend with family and having an extra day off from work.
Weekly wisdom: don't underestimate the power of a fun girls night =)Milestones: Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long, picture an ear of corn, he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
*I will post belly photos later.