24 weeks and confessions of a pregnant women

24 weeks should be 6 months right? Still feeling good, nothing new to report really, so I thought I’d do a little blurb on random thoughts I have –  my confessions of a pregnant women!

– I still don’t understand why all my life I was told being pregnant is 9 months, but now its actually 40 weeks. Isn’t that 10 months? Don’t get me started!

-This bending at the waist thing is way too hard, I don’t think I’m gonna shave my legs for the rest of the summer (just kidding about this, maybe.)

-I never knew it was possible for my heart to race like I just finished a 5k, only to realize I am sitting still.

-I’ve been strangely resistant to the idea of getting a big belly. and gaining weight, I know it’s inevitable, but I still don’t like it and just think I look fat in everything.

-When she finally is born I’m terrified of the thought of letting other people hold her. I just want her to myself, I don’t like to share!

-We finally picked a name, but we won’t be sharing it with anyone! 🙂 Haha Sorry, this was a tease!

-I am really trying to enjoy every possible minute of being pregnant and not rushing this ahead because everyone just loves to tell us how much everything is going to change and how we’re never going to sleep in again. I really love our life right now, I love that it’s just me and Dan and we do what we do, but I really can’t wait for her to be here either. I am secretly scared that we ruined our perfect life together but I know at the same time that soon I’m going to wonder how we ever lived without her in our life!

That’s all I got for now…. Here’s my 24 week update below:

How far along? 24.5 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:  18 lbs!!! Good god!
Maternity clothes?  Yes but I really hate buying them, knowing its such a short time. I found some long skirts and tanks that I love and are stretchy and have just bought them in every color variation, this will probably be my summer wardrobe.
Stretch marks?  Nope
Sleep: Sleeping very good compared to what I hear from other ladies! I usually wake up between 4-5 to pee, but fall right back asleep.
Best moment this week: I bought paint, light fixtures, bedding and some cute storage systems for the nursery this week! Getting close to starting things in there which I am super exited for!
Miss Anything?  I’ve been pretty good about everything this week
Movement:  Tons! The kicks are starting to get a little more vicious then little flutters
Food cravings:  lemonade is hot right now, I guess becasue I can’t really have any other fruity cocktails
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: Its a Girl!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? Its starting to pop out a little bit actually
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Another sonogram in 2 weeks!

Here’s a photo at the Color Me Rad 5k fun run we did, forgot to take a regular photo for the week!

8 Weeks and Running through Pregnancy

Okay so technically I am 9 weeks today, but I’m a little slow posting, so this is my 8 week update. Before I do my questions I just want to write a little bit on how running is going. I’ve made it a goal of mine to try and run throughout this whole thing, starting with a half marathon next month that I signed up for long before we found out.
Running is really hard!! At 8 weeks I can already tell that its just going to keep getting harder. I was doing so good at first. Running 6 miles and feeling great the whole time. When I slowed my pace down from a 9 minute mile to an 11 minute mile, it first felt like I could just run forever at that pace, but last weekend there was a whole slew of other things going on. Tailbone pain is at the top of my list right now (which usually goes away a few minutes into running). I’m just so nervous still about over doing it, so if I feel like I’m sweating too much or breathing too hard I take it down to a walk, which is very frustrating for someone who doesn’t like to walk on a run. Usually if I’m not feeling it I would just cut the run short, but I don’t like to walk. So this is definitely a change in pace (no pun intended) that I really have to get used to. I hope after my first doctor appt. and I get the A-Ok that everything looks good, I’ll be less paranoid.

The half marathon next month (a week and a half actually, yikes!) is going to be tough, its down in Miami Beach so I’m a little worried about the heat, although the race starts at 6:13am so I’m hoping we’re okay that time of day. Its just going to be a long morning of running a half mile, walking a quarter mile. But I think it will be the most rewarding thing to say I did, so I’m very excited, even if it takes me all day!
How far along? 8 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Same still
Maternity clothes?  Not yet
Stretch marks?  Nope
Sleep: Sleeping great, sleeping all the time!
Best moment this week: Knowing our sonogram is just a few days away
Have you told family and friends:  One by one we’ve spilled the beans, one of my best friends from HS found out last weekend (I can’t keep a secret for anything) and I told my boss at lunch last week. Still waiting on the sonogram for the rest.
Miss Anything?  I’m starting to miss turkey sandwiches, I have to find some cooked deli meat asap!
Movement:  Nothing yet
Food cravings:  Lemonade is a thing now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not specifically, just find myself being very picky about what I want to eat.
Have you started to show yet: I feel like it comes and goes, this weekend Dan and I thought yes, today not so much!
Gender prediction: Still not sure yet, but I read about a trick on reading the first sonogram with 97% accuracy. I’ll make my formal prediction soon I think. 🙂
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Our first sonogram on Thursday!!