We've made it to 24 weeks in this pregnancy! I just realized yesterday that that's 6 months along! Crazy!
My belly seems to have grown in just the last couple of weeks, and I finally look like I'm pregnant. I've sort of looked it up 'til now, but given the right (or wrong) shirt, it's still been questionable. Now the bump is rounding out nicely, and it's actually starting to get in my way for normal activities like tying my shoes.
I've also taken off my wedding bands and replaced them with my aquamarine ring that Jon gave me for my birthday a few years back. The wedding bands always get tight in summer, so when I had to tug a little extra to take them off on Sunday morning, I decided to go ahead and make the switch.
For the most part, I'm feeling great! I get heartburn every once in awhile and wish there were a magic pillow to make me comfortable (and not hot!) at night.
We had a dr. appt. right before we went on vacation. I let the doctor know I would be bringing food to snack on during labor, and she said that was fine; the nurses would object, but that she would handle them. When I was pregnant with Caleb, my doctor then had said something similar, but that I should just sneak the food. So I might still be a little sneaky about it to not cause any trouble with the nurses. But really, it's ridiculous to expect me to push out a baby when I haven't eaten anything but ice chips in over 24 hours. Let's hope, though, that this labor/delivery goes much faster, and I won't really have to deal with that!
I've gained about 20 pounds so far. Last pregnancy at this point I'd only gained 10 pounds! Yikes! But I'd lost 15 right before getting pregnant this time, so I'm pretty sure much of the 20 pounds is regaining some of that weight back. Poop. But maybe inevitable. I won't worry about it until well after Newbie2 arrives.
Speaking of Newbie2, he weighs about a pound now and is almost a foot long! He kicks all the time to let me know that he's there. I'm so ready to have a name for him, but we just haven't decided yet.
More news later!