Monday, February 4, 2013

24 Weeks!

Finally 24 weeks! I don't know what it was about week 23, but I found it boring.  There is nothing exciting or special about the number 23 . I prefer even numbers over odds, and if its going to be odd I prefer 5's.  Weird I know, but it is what it is.

Enough about numbers, let's talk about Riley's development this week!

Sweet baby Riley is now almost a foot long!  (All the websites suggest picturing an ear of corn, but I prefer to picture a Subway footlong. Just kidding, an ear of corn works just as well). Her brain is growing at a fast rate and taste buds are beginning to develop. She is strengthening those lungs by developing branches.  She is growing at a very fast rate over the next few weeks and I cannot wait to finally see my belly expand just a little bit so I can OFFICIALLY look pregnant.

Another random fact: My uterus is the size of a soccer ball. Just thought you all would want to know that tid-bit.

I was slacking on the board the past few weeks so my sister so kindly offered to be a guest artist this week!  (Thanks sis! You did a wonderful job! xoxo)

Now lets get into the weekly routine!

How far along? 24 WEEKS! 
Total weight gain: Oh my goodness you guys... don't know what happened? This is rather embarrassing. 17 pounds. There I said it, and I don't feel better at all. 
Maternity clothes? Just about completely wearing maternity clothes. I tried to put on an old dress the other day in hopes it would just be a little snug. I got it to zip and was feeling pretty good about myself until I was heading out the door and noticed a side view in the mirror that the back of my dress was all scrunched up in the back (hiking up) because it didn't fit. Totally depressing.  I decided I need to retire that dress until post delivery. 
Stretch marks? Nope. Just started using Cocoa Butter Creme. That stuff is serious.  VERY THICK!
Sleep: What's sleep? I vaguely remember it. No really, I get some sleep just wake up about 5-10 times a night. (No exaggeration).  
Best moment this week: Getting out of week 23. Just kidding. There really wasn't anything wrong with week 23... its just, well... you guys know how I feel about the number. 

Movement: I listen to Riley every morning and night on the doppler and every time I put the gadget on my stomach she kicks back at it. So cute. 
Food cravings:  Nope. :/
Gender : Sweet girl.
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: Nothing new this past week. Like I said... its been a pretty boring week.
Belly Button in or out? Still in! (That's right Andrew... STILL IN!)

Wedding rings on or off? On. Still fit the same so far.  

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy as usual. I am getting impatient though. Wishing we could fast forward 16 weeks. :)

Until week 25... here's a quick belly shot at 24 weeks!


  1. :) Sisterly love. And auntly love. You look pregnant finally! can't wait for Miss Riley Grace to present herself!

  2. You're getting there...can't believe how fast its going by (for me at least!!!) :)