24 Weeks


How far along: 24 Weeks, hard to believe I am already starting my 7th month of pregnancy..yay!!!
Total weight gain: 16 pounds
Maternity clothes: yes
Stretch marks: none yet
Sleep: Great this week!  I had the most amazing dream about not one, but two chocolate milkshakes last night...it was magical!
Best moment this week: I think this whole week has been great!  I feel so good right now and my stamina in teaching my classes seems to be picking up.
Miss anything: Hmm...the gap between my upper thighs ;)
Movement: oh yeah, her little kicks and punches are getting stronger and stronger!  It feels awesome :)
Food cravings: I did eat a whole can of cake icing the other day... still fruit mostly though.  I am getting a little more of my sweet tooth back though
Anything making you queasy or sick: nada
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: no
Symptoms: Feeling great!  Hungry as a horse this week!  Baby girl is going through a growth spurt and I can't get enough to eat.  I was shocked that I didn't gain more weight??  There's always next week ;)
Belly button in or out: in, but it is changing, not quite as deep as it used to be
Wedding rings on or off: on
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, Happy, Happy!!!
Looking forward to: registering for babygirl this weekend!  I found a list on Pinterest that is very detailed of what to register for so I am super excited...I love a list...especially one already made for me!

23 Weeks



How far along: 23 Weeks
Total weight gain: 16 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yep!  I am getting really excited about spring clothes too, so many cute maternity options out there!
Stretch marks: Nope
Sleep: Pretty good here lately
Best moment this week: Two of my best friends had their babies on the same day in the same hospital!  I got to meet them both and it made me very excited for my very own little bundle of joy :)
Miss anything: I miss Reese's peanut butter eggs....they are normally my favorite things in the world and I have no taste for them at all right now, sad :(  But probably why I haven't gained 50 pounds already
Movement: All of the time! It has to be the best part of pregnancy
Food cravings: Fruit, especially apples.  I also ate two bags of potato chips in one sitting this week..oops
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really...starting to not want chicken as much again
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: I feel so good right now!  If it wasn't for her wiggling all of the time I would forget I was pregnant!  That and the fact that I cannot breath when I bend over, haha
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely very happy!
Looking forward to: Our babymoon we booked this week for April!  I know it is still a while away, but I am so ready for a beach vacation, even if I do look like a whale in my bikini ;)

22 Weeks



How far along: 22 weeks
Total weight gain: 15 pounds...Yep, I gained 3 pounds this week and the strange thing is I can barely eat anything because I feel so full all of the time!!!  Yet I did gain 3 pounds!
Maternity clothes: Yep
Stretch Marks: None yet, although my belly has been so tight this week I think it might literally pop
Sleep: Actually getting better
Best moment this week: My heart shaped chicken biscuit from Chic-fil-a yesterday on Valentines Day!!!  Oh, and my wonderful date night with the hubs
Miss Anything: I have to admit I would have thoroughly enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner last night!
Movement: All of the time and I love every little wiggle :)
Food cravings: Let's put it this way, I ain't turning nothing away these days.  Everything tastes soooo good!
Food Aversions: N/A
Gender: girl
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: sciatic nerve pain has subsided for the most part, probably due to me sleeping only on my right side (and of course I wake up on my back half of the time)  I have had really bad round ligament pain though! Stretching is a full time JOB!
Belly Button in or out?: In, and after a long, rather odd, discussion with some buds at supper club I think it may flatten out, but it is so deep it may never poke out.
Wedding rings on or off: on
Happy or moody most of the time: Oh so happy  :)
Looking forward to: This weekend my husband and I are attending a marriage conference at our church.  it is always so much fun, not to mention all of the delicious food we get to chow down on!

21 Weeks




How far along: 21 Weeks
Total weight gain: 12 pounds
Maternity Clothes: This answer will be yes from here on out!
Stretch Marks: Nope, my wonder cream and oil must be working it's magic ;)
Sleep: I can nap like a champ in the afternoons, but I wake up a lot in the night with crazy sciatic nerve pain in my back and achy hips...
Best moment this week: Still getting used to baby girl moving around in there.  Her kicks get stronger everyday and it is such a wonderful feeling!
Miss anything: It is getting harder to teach yoga with my bulging belly!  I miss touching my toes and being able to breath
Movement: Oh Yeah!!!
Food cravings: My fried chicken obsession is getting a bit out of hand...  I made it three times this week already!  Grapes, apples, strawberries and of course chocolate ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada
Gender: GIRL
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: This sciatic nerve pain in my back is a biotch!!!  Other than that I feel great!
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: So incredibly happy.  I could probably cry right now if I actually thought about how happy I am....so sappy I know!   Must have an extra dose of hormones this week ;)
Looking forward to: Lunch tomorrow with two of my best friends who also happen to be preggo too!



100 Bucks Well Spent... hopefully

As my belly (and everything else) gets bigger every day I decided it was time to invest in some stretch mark prevention.  I know that mostly it comes down to genetics, but I thought it couldn't hurt to give myself a little extra help, right??

I did some research online and went to Sephora to see what I could find.  I was set on buying Mustela, but the sales girl talked me into something else...I am an easy sell I must admit.  I ended up going with the Clarins line.  I got the tonic oil and the stretch mark control cream to be used together.  They were mighty pricey, but I read online and the girl at the store convinced me this was the best way to go.  They have been tested on pregnant ladies and have no artificial fragrances or dyes so they should be safe for my little pea in the pod.  They even have an instruction pamphlet with pictures of how and where to apply the cream... seems pretty fool proof!  I will keep posted on the results.  FINGERS CROSSED!!!