Thursday, January 16, 2014

Week 24

Week 24 has nothing major coming up - little bit of growth, fleshing out.  The baby is the size of a cantaloupe (according to this site which seems very big.  Then again, I seem very big.  I have my next appointment at the end of the month and then the glucose test will be directly after that.  Fingers crossed though, worst case, I imagine I'll take the 3-hour test and it's nothing I didn't do before.  I'll just miss my carbs.  A lot. 

The baby moves a lot - usually in the morning, after lunch and late at night between 11PM and 1AM.  I could barely sleep the other night because of the jumping jacks.  It has to be jumping jacks because there was just pokes and kicks everywhere. 

I'm still wearing a mix of maternity and doctored regular clothes.  I'm probably at the very end of being able to fit into t-shirts though.  Sweaters and longer shirts are working fine still though.  If I can get through the worst of the winter with what I have, I'll be happy.  Hopefully, March will be mild so I can wear dresses and skirts.  I may just have to buy a pair of maternity tights at some point, but that's not so bad. 

My mind is still reeling how fast the time is going.  My goal is to get all my birthday presents and Easter presents out of the way because the Spring is a busy time for that type of thing.  A big goal is to really go through and purge all the girl items we've been saving.  I did some Fall cleaning last year, but I need to be a little more thorough this time.  As with last time, I'd like to have everything all set by 4 weeks before due date.  We were ready 2 months beforehand last time not including the little things.  I'm thinking 4-6 weeks realistically this time. 

I'm not too daunted by the idea of 2 children.  It'll be difficult.  I mean, I'm not naïve, but the benefit of the 6 1/2 year difference is that Little Miss can do so much independently.  I anticipate some adjustment of course, but I know it would be more of a challenge to have two children completely dependent on their parents.  On the flip side, of course, is that they will be 6 1/2 years apart which is a lot.  Pros and cons.


MrsErinS said...

ok i'm banning you from the so big comments followed by the normal clothes comments. Banned!

My coworker is having a girl, if you don't have a recepient lined up for any girl items i can ask her if she's interested!

btw - i got some maternity tights because i live in skirts/dresses. I like the gap ones better than motherhood maternity!

april said...

Gap didn't have maternity tights in Small. I bought some regular tights at Nordstrom Rack and they still fit so maybe they'll fit until I can find some smaller maternity tights.

My sister's friend just had a girl this week so she gets first pick and then I've offered the bigger sizes to someone else. If there's something specific she needs though, let me know. The stragglers will be sold in May some time.