Monday, May 8, 2017

23 & 24 Weeks (Bump #3)

Today you get photos from week 23, but info from week 24.  All the traveling we've been doing has been making it hard to find time to document.  I'm still in that sweet spot of pregnancy, but definitely feeling pregnant!  Climbing out of the boys' beds or out of a low couch or chair already takes that extra oomph!  It's been a good couple of weeks, even though it was also exhausting with Conor away on business travel. Sorry for the blurry photos... Conor doesn't always nail it.. ;-)

Total Weight Gain:  15 lbs.  A tad more than I would like to see, but I still feel good & know that I'm eating great, so I'm just rolling with it.

Symptoms:  Still feeling light headed occasionally, but I know it's due to my super low blood pressure.  Just trying to take things a bit slower when I feel this way.  I'm also really feeling this baby in my hips.  Sleep without my pregnancy pillow for two weeks was a little rough.  Not to mention that insomnia has set in.  Typically in the early morning if I get woken up by one of the boys.  After, I find it impossible to get back to sleep.  I was up for the day at 3:45am recently, ugh.  Also, I feel like I'm carrying this baby a tad higher than my others, which are usually ridiculously low.  Gonna need to do a comparison picture soon.

Food Cravings/Aversions?  The cotton candy grapes have been found!  Bless it!  Other cravings have been soup & sandwiches (the healthy option) as well as french fries & milkshakes (trying to limit this one).  No real aversions except for the smell of fish.

Maternity Finds:  I have a new pair of full panel white shorts that I love!  They are super stretchy making them extra comfy, but I also feel like that makes them run just a tad big.  Having said that I still bought them in my usual size (small).  I also bought full panel white jeans, since I'm on a white trend.  These are a little tight around the ankle, but otherwise good.  I had to size up since they were out of my size and therefore I may need to grow into them a bit.  Which is ridiculous since summer is nearly upon us, and I won't be wearing jeans much...

Baby Finds:  My sweet friend Desiree sent an unexpected package for baby this week from two adorable shops: Fin & Vince and Bannor Toys, check them out!  I love finding new places to shop for baby boy, especially since we will have so many hand me downs.  I also bought a couple new cloth diapers (even though we don't need more), because the prints were too too cute!  Thirsties new outdoor collection is amazing!

Movement:  I can definitely tell that baby boy's kicks are cushioned by my placenta.  It's just a totally different feeling than with my first two.  I will admit that it's not nearly as much fun, but I'm trying to enjoy the calmer movements and not being woken at night nearly as often.

Liam's Thoughts:  We met my best friend's 8 week old baby this week, and Liam was smitten!  He took so much pride in holding the baby, in having him look at him, grasping his hand.  Liam told me that he wished our baby was already here.  The excitement is building.

Finn's Thoughts:  Finn was also mesmerized by my friend's baby too.  He loved holding the baby as well, but obviously lasted a much shorter time than Liam.  Finn's also been showing an interest in baby doll's again, so perhaps we'll get him one to love on when our baby arrives.


We have more travel coming up, but fortunately Finn will have his own seat this time.  Lately, it feels as if there is barely room for either boy to sit on my lap for books!  Any nesting has been put on hold for a bit, but I'm hoping once all this travel settles down, I'll get more organized for baby's arrival!
Happy Monday friends!

15 comments :

  1. you look great.
    I always love reading your boy's thoughts.

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  2. You are seriously all belly! Gorgeous!

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  3. Gah - you are swoon worthy you preggo model you!

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  4. You are such a lovely pregnant lady. I gotta check out those white jeans! So glad you finally got to eat some cotton candy grapes, lol.

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  5. You are so damn beautiful.
    And HALLELUJAH for finding those grapes!!

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  6. You are so beautiful--I love these pregnancy pictures. I'm impressed with your healthy diet. Right about this time, I was eating a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream a day :)

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  7. I had to google those grapes! Bizarre!! Rock that bump, mama.

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    1. I used to not buy them because I assumed them were just GMOs. But nope, just a special varietal and they are amazing!

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  8. You look gorge, as always. Hoping you get some more, good rest soon!!
    I bet it was SO sweet watching the boys with a baby, great practice. Can't wait to see them with their very OWN. :)

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  9. LOVE that maxi dress! Any chance you bought it recently? I'm just ahead of you with my 2nd boy (26 weeks today!) and it's yet to warm up here in Seattle.

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    1. It's actually a hand me down, so 4+ years old. But it's from Old Navy, and typically they have lots of good maxi dress maternity options.

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  10. You look incredible in that dress. I wish I looked that great while I was pregnant. I can't believe how are over half way now!

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  11. You are stunning! Pregnancy looks so good on you! I've yet to find those grapes around here. Ugh!

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  12. Love these updates! It's so fun comparing notes since we're so close! You are looking beautiful! Pregnancy looks great on you, Laura!

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