24 Weeks

Here we are… Another week down! 
{technically we’re only 3 days from 25 weeks but who’s counting}
Good think I don’t plan on another one until 28 weeks!! 
And after that I promise to update every 2 weeks… Especially since so much changes through the weeks now. And belly is certainly out there to stay these days. 

Sorry about the lighting but we haven’t found the best spot for the chalkboard. And I’m actually considering ordering a larger one to hang in my office space… So this leaves us to find funky spaces to snap a photo. I’d like to say the next one will be better but no promises on that. 
On to the good stuff… The actual bump details!!
How far along? 24 weeks and 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: About 17lbs. I actually hit the 20lb mark last week {probably due to the mass amounts of chocolate & junk I’ve consumed over the holiday} but thankfully we’ve upped our fruit & veggie intake & cut out all the extra sugar so I’m down a little bit. 
Maternity clothes? Oh yes. I’m struggling to be comfy. Between the weather changes in Arizona and the fact that this pregnancy is at the opposite time as my last my maternity wardrobe is sort of strange. I’m so excited that we’ve hit the 70’s this week… time to pull out the maxi skirts! Which could get entertaining with a 2 year old boy to chase after lol
Stretch marks? None {still or yet}. I’m not as good with the lotion this time. tsk tsk. But so far no marks! 
Sleep: It is getting a little harder to accomplish this. I’m trying to find a balance between me time, hubby time, & a 2 year old who has decided that 5:45am is our new wake up time. Yay us. Luckily his naps have made an appearance again and my energy is at a high these days. I’m blaming the nesting instinct.
Best moment this week: Cash “reading” his books more. He grabbed the big brother book and has been a little obsessed with it. Which is pretty darn cute. We just keep talking about baby brother so he can start getting used to the change that is coming in April.
Miss Anything? I missed wine more this week. Might have been because of the holidays. I curbed it with a little sparkling cider. Luckily that craving is gone now. And I’m missing sushi!!
Movement: All Day. Every Day. This one is so active. I love it! I’m sure it has something to do with 2nd pregnancy and me noticing more or it could even be all the chocolate haha. 
Food cravings:  I’m loving salmon & cream cheese on bagels. Along with fizzy drinks still (trying to find a better option than root beer though)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Getting up to fast. Or if I don’t eat enough I get nauseous. In general I’ve noticed some of the sickness is just plain back.
Gender prediction: He’s a Boy!! And in case you didn’t see it in the photo… His name will be Lucas Gunner (LJ)
Labor Signs: Thankfully nothing yet. I’ve had a little bit of cramping but it’s just my belly & ligaments stretching & growing.
Belly Button in or out? Out. Darn umbilical hernia made it pop out so soon this time. It’s been halfway out for a couple months now.
Wedding rings on or off? On so far. I haven’t had the swelling as bad in my hands yet. But I can feel them getting achy some days so I’m guessing I’ll be blessed with that here soon. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. This has been a really great week! We are in a good routine again with Cash. Slowly kicking the rest of the cold/sickness that hit the boys out of our house. And things are great!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy the highs and lows. Every day has them both. But focus on learning from the lows and remembering the happy the highs brought you! Life really is wonderful. 
Looking forward to: Getting all of my little projects going over the next few weeks! I love decorating the house and making all the fun changes to both boys rooms! 

It’s crazy to think in only 3.5 months this little one will be joining our family!
I’m excited and even a little nervous.
Planning on cherishing as much Cash time as possible before baby comes. 

We have lots of fun playdates and projects planned for the next few weeks! 
I’ll be back soon with a few new recipes and stories too! 
Can’t wait to share it all!
Happy Hump {or in my case Bump} Day All!!!

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