Size of baby: Baby is as long as an ear of corn!
24 weeks: Baby is the size of an ear of corn Your baby has caught up with an ear of corn in size and gained about 1/4 pound since last week. (Length: almost a foot.)
|He's the length of a cob of corn...wowsa|
Best moment of the week: Wow!! Again there are so many that it’s hard to keep track (especially since I am a week behind.. yep I do realize that, sorry everybody). We had our 24 week doctor’s appointment last Friday (6 months amazing!!) and Jeff and I got to hear our little boy’s heart beating strong (140ish). Of course he made it tough for the doctor and as soon as she found his heartbeat he kicked her and squirmed away.. she said” It looks like you have a mover and a shaker in there that’s for sure.” He He YES we do..speaking of… movement has at least doubled now and he let’s me know- if it’s been too long since we had any food, if he doesn’t like a position I’m in, also if he likes music that I’m playing he’ll let me know also every morning he says “good morning” and seems to already tell me “It’s too early for bed mom”. Jeff and I can’t get enough of the movement, it’s so incredible!! Also at the appointment last week I mentioned that nobody had told me my “fondant height” (I couldn’t remember the name of the measurement.. (that’s a frosting I know.. but it got the point across to her) so she measured my “Fundal Height” (which is the distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus and should be equal in centimeters to the # of weeks pregnant) and I measured 2 weeks behind, which she said wasn’t a big deal (I’m short and have a very short torso) but that she wanted me to gain 4cm in the next month. I thought that was funny that she told me that, like I have any control over how he’s growing in there, nonetheless I had a conversation with him and told him to get busy growing in there ha ha ! I’m sure he got the message.
Other highlights from the past two week:s include the fact that we finally received samples and have picked out our nursery furniture and bedding set that we are going to go with: Davinci Crib(Kalani set), and the Bananafish nursery bedding/décor in “Daniel”. We are going to accessorize with polar bear artwork/wall decals, night light etc. SO excited to get started decorating.. unfortunately we need to sell our house and build the new one first… hmmm
|Daniel collection from Bananfish but we're going to have a rag rug in creme|
Jeff read a book called the Hungry Monkey which was a true life story from a “food-loving” father who wanted to raise an adventurous eater (i.e. non-picky eater) and since Jeff and I are wanna-be-foodies and love to cook and to try different foods, and since we read that the more foods you taste/try before the baby is born the more likely you are to have a child that is more open to trying different tastes, we started our mission to try and incorporate different foods into our diet so that he would have a chance to taste them before he’s here. So… in the last two weeks we’ve been trying to find some interesting foods (some I have tried, others were also a first for me)… here’s a couple from the last two weekends:
Trotters (pigs feet) (hmm not my favorite.. but it made him really dance)
Collard greens(again wasn’t a big fan of these.. and got no reaction from him, but I’m going with he didn’t like them so I don’t need to eat them again he he)
Jarrito’s Soda (all natural soda… made him boogie in there)
Let’s see, what else… I can’t even express how excited we were to be able to celebrate Father’s Day this year, I was finally able to give him a bib that I bought 4.5 years ago (that says I love daddy) when we first started trying when I thought that we would get pregnant right away … Jeff will also now be able to watch the CU games in his new shirt alongside his little boy in matching CU onesie and hat (oh yeah.. mommy has an old one too)!! Can’t wait!
Last weekend Jeff’s sister Julie was in town (unfortunately I had a dead camera battery so I didn’t get any pics.. hmmph) so we got to spend a lovely day/evening with her which was so much fun…though our little man was being shy and wouldn’t give any kicks or movement for her to feel…so hopefully when she comes back in August for the baby shower he won’t be so shy!
Overall I have nothing to complain about..I’ve gotten used to sleeping crappy, cramps, spotting, knee and hip pain and headaches (though I did have a migraine last thurs and was not able to take anything for it which SUCKED), other than that and frequent heart burn I think I’m doing pretty good…. Just so excited to have made it this far and both Jeff and I are falling more in love with our little boy every day!
Gender: Sweet Little Boy ♥
Belly Pic WEEK 24!! Getting big :o)