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24 Week Baby Update

IMG_0315Yesterday was my last appointment of my 2nd trimester.  Everything went well.  Looks like we are going to have another big baby, I’m measuring 2 weeks ahead.  There go my dreams of having a 7lb-er!  My dr. told me if I continue to measure ahead 2 weeks or more I’ll have another ultrasound somewhere in the first 6 weeks of my 30’s.  That would be fun to see the baby so far along!  I told Andy I might be tempted to find out the gender of the baby since we’d be so close to the end. We’ll see.  I bet I’d chicken out!  Besides all this the heartbeat was nice and strong.

I did talk to the dr. about my recent bout with depression and anxiety.  The anxiety is normal, she said, especially after what we went through with the last baby.  As for the depression, because I had postpartum with both boys it was not a surprise that I was battling some sadness now and would more than likely have postpartum again.  We discussed med’s and what my options were for which ones and when to start taking them.  More than likely we’ll wait until the baby is born, see how I’m doing and make our decision then.  I felt better to have some answers and that I let her know so she wasn’t in the dark and I didn’t feel so out there on my own with it.  Not that I was, I had Andy, but it gives me comfort to know that she knows and is going to keep an eye on me.

Baby: Weighs about 1 1/2 lbs, is about the size of a corn cob (or in my case, a LARGE corn cob!), 11 inches long.  The lungs are developed enough to possibly survive outside the womb and the baby is practicing breathing by ‘breathing’ in amniotic fluid.

Symptoms: Baby is very active and lets me know it by wiggling, kicking, punching and rolling over a lot.  Up until this past week it would be very quiet during the day and I’d feel it more at night while watching TV.  Now it’s morning, noon and night.  The other night I was up a few times in the night and every time it would be kicking and rolling around!  Andy and both boys have now felt it kick and I can watch my belly bounce around.

Weight Gain:  Ugh, 12 lbs!  I packed it on this month!  Added about 5lb’s. Oh well, baby is healthy so I’ll take the weight gain.

Highs: The boys feeling the kicks and always telling the baby that they love it and missed it.  And the baby’s first gift.

Cravings/Aversions: Last week, the morning of the wedding, I wanted a big, bad, Amish-style cinnamon roll in the worst way!!!  Guess what, Denny’s doesn’t serve cinnamon rolls!!!  That was disappointing!  As for aversions, mine don’t have to do with food.  They have to deal with people!  Seriously, there are certain people who shall remain nameless that I can’t stand the thought of being around!  How terrible am I?  But my mean hormones don’t give a darn, ha ha!

What Excited For: A super sweet friend of mine offered to host a baby shower for me!  It’s not until after the baby is born so they can all see and hold it, but I am already super excited for this!  I never in a million years thought I’d have another shower!  So that’s pretty exciting.  I’m also looking forward to being able to eat 2 pieces of pie for Thanksgiving and chalking it up to pregnancy!

Here’s a pic of my bump looking down at it.  I love sitting on the couch or in the car, looking down and seeing that sweet little bump there!


So all in all we are both doing really well and trucking right along.  By the calendar we only have 3 1/2 months left.  By weeks, we have 4 months left.  I can’t believe we’re already to 6 months!  I’m antsy to get my totes of baby clothes out and play with them but I’m trying to hold off until after Christmas.  We’ll see if I can make it that long!

And just for fun, a comparison of pics.  3 months vs. 6 months.





  1. Glad you were able to talk to your doctor about your anxiety, sometimes it helps to just get it all out in the open. Looking good momma :)

  2. Aww your baby bump popped this week. You still look so stinkin cute! I'm glad you talked to the doctor and you guys have a plan of action! That tends to relieve some of the stress I know.

  3. Sooo happy you talked to your dr and she gave you some relief!!!

    As bad as I want to know what baby is you CAN'T find out that late in the game!!! Please chicken out! Ha!!


  4. So sweet! Can I borrow that so I can eat 2 pieces of pie? Haha

  5. How relieving to have some answers from your doctor!
    Your bump is so dang cute.
    Big babies are the best (I think we've had this conversation). Could you imagine coming home with a baby under 9 lbs? I'm afraid I would break a baby any smaller. :)

  6. Umm eat a whole pie - half for me. xoxoxoxox

  7. You look fabulous!!! I'm glad your doctor helped ease some of your worries. Yay for a fun baby shower!!!

  8. You look amazing, Erin! I wish we were closer, I'd love to give that belly a hug!! And I'm so glad you talked to your dr. Post partum is no joke. I'm glad she knows how you're feeling and you guys can get a jump on things if you need to!