Friday, September 24, 2010

24 weeks and this weekend

Are you guys ready for the weekend!? Luckily for me, I'm having a 3 day weekend (taking my birthday on Monday!!) and it's a packed but fun weekend!

Saturday: I am running around like a mad woman! 1. Gym 1st thing in the morning 2. Running errands and trying to find a dress for my birthday dinner with Nicky poo. I seemed to have forgotten I had a huge belly that non of my sexy dresses I own will allow me to fit in. 3. Go to dinner with my stud muffin man!
Sunday: Football and family birthday party at my parentals. Every couple of months, we couple all the birthdays happening during the surrounding months. It's always a good time and good food!
Monday: 1. Wake up Nick and yell, "its my birthday!!!!!!!" 2. Hit the gym for a quick workout (this may or may not happen depending if I can go back to sleep after Nick leaves for work -- he's my personal teddy bear and I sleep like crap w/out him) 3. Break my fast with my sister and mamacita 4. Mani and pedi's with Bestie Jenni (aka Bon Bon!) So excited for this, my toes are looking pretty gnarly.
I hope you all have a packed and fun weekend planned! Go out there and live it up and have a drink for me!

Now, onto my baby update -- after all, this post wouldn't be complete w/out it!

How far along? 24 weeks

Baby's size? Mr. Troy Maximus is about the size of an ear of corn

Weight Gain? 15 lb's the entire pregnancy. I'm hoping I can keep my weight gain to 4lb's a month for the rest of pregnancy, but we shall see :)

Maternity clothes? YES!! I went to Motherhood Maternity with my MIL the other week and got some leggings I will be living in this winter and fall and some really cute tops.

Stretch marks? Nada *knock on wood* I got my prenatal massage yesterday and the massage therapist said that the EVOO I'm using is one of the best things since it has Vitamin E and other good fats in it to keep my skin elastic and healthy

Belly button in or out? Still in, but shallow.

Sleep? Well the past week I've been sleeping pretty soundly, but I still get up about 2 times a night to pee or shift which wakes me up

Foods I am loving? Pretty much everything except Chinese food. Poor Nick - he loves the stuff and I used to before pregnancy, but now, it's gross to me. I am still loving sweets! PB&J's are the best because it's the perfect carb/sweet ratio :)

Foods I am hating? Ground turkey, Chinese food

Best moment this week? Hearing that our little man is growing at a perfect rate & I only gained 4lb's this past month haha! I also just FEEL really good

Movement? Oh yes. He moves around quite a lot during the day while I'm at work. In fact, he is moving now :) I can't wait to see what those little movements exactly are! Is he stretching? Is he giving me a swift kick to the ovaries? Is he sucking his thumb?

Symptoms? Not much new, I feel really good still, my workouts are actually way easier than they were in the beginning of pregnancy. On my lunches I do the 30 minutes elliptical and on Friday and Saturdays I do 45 minutes of cardio (splitting between elliptical and treadmill on incline). I'm REALLY hoping I can keep this up till Troy shows up. People tease me I'll probably give birth at the gym, HA!

Gender? A little mister

What I miss? I was just talking to Nick about this - I do miss having a drink when I want. Not so I can get drunk or anything, but just the unwinding/relaxing feeling I get when I have a glass of wine on the couch in my sweats or a margarita while we're BBQing. Also....I MISS RUNNING TILL I'M DRIPPING!!!!!!!

What I'm looking forward to? Working on the nursery! Gosh, we really need to find a paint color ASAP!

Weekly Wisdom: Always have water bottle in my purse. I get thirsty in a matter of 30 seconds!!

Milestone: Getting to 24 weeks people! This is huge and I'm always halfway to 30 weeks!

Emotions: I'm way more sensitive. I watched Biggest Loser this week and bawled more than I normally do. Thankfully, I didn't have my makeup on yet :)



Mrs. V said...

Congrats on hitting 24 weeks! That was a HUGE milestone to me, because baby becomes viable at that point.

You're weekend plans sound great, and I'm totally jealous that you had a prental massage. LOL!

erin said...

Happy early birthday to you! Birthdays are so fun to celebrate.

I can't believe you are already 24 weeks along!

As for giving birth at a gym, one of my friends taught spinning classes through her 8th month of pregnancy, and she was on the treadmill the morning she went into labor, so it could happen. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Anna Walker said...

Congrats! Have a great Birthday weekend! And I always always always get teary watching The Biggest Loser. How can you not?!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!!!!! love these bump updates :)