I have grown a LOT in the last few weeks:
I'm not sure how to title these posts anymore...I am getting confused. I am a FULL 24 weeks pregnant but in my 25th week..so what should I be saying? That, Lord willing, I only have 15-ish weeks left!? CRAZY!
Pregnancy Highlights for the Week:
How Far Along: 24/25 weeks(?) Hmmm...let's go with 25...although, I'm not sure I am wanting to rush any of this along...I still haven't REALLY thought about how different my life is going to be with THREE kids.
Fruit/Veggie: Size of a rutabaga (13.5 inches, 1.5 lbs)
Baby changes: Baby is beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
Best Moment this week: Seeing my kids dress up for Halloween and come alive in their characters...more of that to come!
Gender: lately I have been feeling BOY...almost everyone has still been telling me girl, but I just have this "feeling" that it's a boy...which, remember, means nothing really since I was wrong with my other two pregnancies :)
Movement: Baby is still moving a lot. Charlie felt the baby move around 21 weeks for the first time.
Food Cravings: string cheese, fruit, Mel's chicken salad (hint, hint)
Sleep: I didn't get much sleep last week from all the sewing (6 stuffed monkeys-maybe I'll show those one day, plus 2 Halloween costumes) so when I am sleeping...I am not waking up for even a moment. It is sound, peaceful sleep.
What I am looking forward to: getting started on Christmas gifts! We're having a "handmade" Christmas this year, so I'm hoping to have all our gifts done by December 1.
Symptoms: My feet are GROWING again! (Not swelling...yet...growing...) I think that my feet did this with Asher (maybe that's why I'm thinking boy? but they were DEFINITELY swollen with him, too) but I can't remember if they did that with McKlayne or not. I started out before babies wearing a 7.5-8 in shoes....now...I'm approaching the 8.5-9 margin. What gigantic size are my feet going to be once I am DONE birthing babies? Has this happened to anyone else? (Someone told me their feet shrunk back...mine did not after Asher...)