Wednesday, June 29, 2016

24 weeks

Yay! We've reached the point that if he were born today they would try to save him. That makes me happy. Although even happier if he stays in there and keeps growing :)
Speaking of growing....
It may not look like much, but it feels big and I feel pressure in my stomach and starting to feel uncomfortable at times.
Weight gained: 6 lbs, maybe 6.5
Symptoms: Still feeling those kicks and sometimes feels like he's twisting around. And the above mentioned pressure. Last week at work a couple shifts I peed 8 times during the 12 hours. Ain't nobody got time for that! But now seems back to normal. Still waking up once at night to pee, and occasionally having insomnia due to busy brain. Another praise report, my thyroid seems to be cooperating. Levels were normal and the thing my doctor was worried about (my thyroid making his go crazy) hasn't happened. So that's great news and will keep monitoring. Also, I still have an innie bellybutton.
I know this isn't baby related, but I have this itchy new rash on my face, neck, chest and stomach. I can't figure out what it's from!? It appeared after strawberry picking this weekend with Rachel and Matt but they didn't get anything and I wasn't rubbing plants all over my chest so I don't understand. Found some cortisone cream from 2006 in my cabinet and does help with the itchiness, but not really going away yet. Owie. Even woke me up in the middle of the night from itching. Annoying.
Maternity clothes: Yup, as of last week. Still in my normal shirts, but definitely the pants. I could still zip up my pants, but they dug in when I would sit down. These are sweet relief.
Purchases: Oh. My. Gosh. This outfit:
I don't know what it is, but I am like raccoon obsessed lately. So cute.
I also got this new dresser today from CraigsList. I had painstakingly sanded/primed/painted/hardwared that white one last summer, but 2 of the drawers were not on any tracks, Dad couldn't fix them, and I knew it would drive me crazy. Plus it was too wide for the room arrangement we are thinking of. I was looking for months for another white one but couldn't find anything. I saw this one and I just liked something about it. I kinda wish the color was either lighter or darker, but not sure if I want that enough to strip and stain it again. But it's a good size and hopefully will be enough storage.
We were also given a Jeep stroller my cousin used for her baby. And my friend Kim gave me not one, but 2 baby K'tans, and a bunch of swaddles. Wow!
My dad came over today with a load of wood too so hopefully soon we can start working on our nursery. Fun!
Nesting: Definitely in overdrive. I know I'm bugging Doug with all the house projects, I just want to make this home a nice little nest. For us too as we plan to live here another several years, and for our little family. I keep promising him there is an end in sight!


  1. Pa Wigton brought over a load of wood and now you can start working on the nursery? What are you building?!

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    1. Having issues with Google letting me do what I want to do. Sigh.

    2. you'll have to wait and see ;) sorry about the issues!!