Monday, June 4, 2012

23.5 weeks

Since it's started to warm up and summer has officially started . . . we've been out on the lake / in the sun a little more! Good for this pale white mama who needs a tan . . . but bad for the ego.

This past week I officially can't fit into any of my pants or maternity shorts I have been 'given'. I am so lucky and fortunate that I haven't had to buy any maternity clothes (last go round or this go round) . . . BUT, All my maternity from Houston is winter. SO, I have NO summer stuff. And the small amount of summer I was given, was from a super small mama.  AND, I am pretty certain this is our last baby, so why invest in maternity clothes that I KNOW I will only wear for three months? Not to mention, summer maternity SUCKS. Shorts look like they are for 50 year olds . . . really? I mean come on. That or they are like $60 to $100 for cute ones! AND, I had to go purchase new bathing suit bottoms because all the new bottoms I bought last year no longer fit. UGH. So, there went my ego when I realized my butt will probably only fit in my bottoms a little longer! And I only have one pair of bottoms for the rest of the summer. Oh well, right?

On the bright side, I am still down 5 lbs from at this point with Houston . . . I've gained right at 9.5 lbs (including baby) and baby weighs close to a pound. Jess and I went to my 24 week check up on Friday. All checked out well! My blood pressure is 'perfect'. I am starting with Braxton Hicks, strong ones in the down stairs department, but nothing consistent . . . and he said it's normal. Ouch. I have LOTS of pressure down there too, which he said is just my body 'remembering what to do' and that will happen sooner with the second. Great. We were suppose to have another ultrasound this appointment because they didn't get all of Joanie Leigh's measurements on her heart last time . . . but, the techs were in some training on Friday so we have to do it next time at our 28 week appointment. I also do my Glucose screening then . . . YUCK . . . I have to drink a nasty drink to check blood sugar . . . Jess told me she was going to make me funnel it so I don't gag. Oh lawd.

We have pre-registered at the hospital! Yay! One step closer to meeting our lil' girl! We have her room painted. Next is to paint the Crib and other furniture (which I am certain will take a solid two weeks to complete). I am still debating on painting the ceiling . . . well, debating on making Matt do it. Hehe. We have TONS of clothes for her already for the first three months (thanks to lots of friends) and started our diaper collection for her! This past week we cleaned out the attic of all of our 'baby necessities' . . . I told Matt I refused to help if he waited till mid summer when it was 100+ outside . . . so he decided to go ahead and get it all out. Haha. Not to mention we had to put up lots of other things and had no space! Now we need to rearrange our furniture to make room for the swing / bouncy seat / and all other baby things. And her crib bedding is ordered and should be here in the next 6 to 7 weeks! YAY. Super excited for it all to come together!!

23.5 weeks on the lake.
Houston LOVES the lake . . . when he isn't lulled to sleep by the boat rides.

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