Week 24


Best Moment: Our puppy visit! Yes, we want to adjust to a human baby before we bring home a furbaby, but it was definitely fun to cuddle the tiny Goldens. Also, I spent Monday morning making strawberry preserves with my Grandma (details to come). It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, and it was a really special. Fortunately, I’m still able to stand behind the kitchen sink. How long do you think that will last?

Symptoms: I still have a slight cough — leftover from the cold I caught during week 22. But I can’t completely call that a pregnancy symptom. In fact, otherwise, I’m feeling great. Thanks for being so nice to your momma, Peanut!

Cravings/Aversions: Orange juice. Both in an attempt to kick that cough and because it just tastes so good. And I’m pretty sure that the extra Vitamin C is beneficial to Peanut, too.

What I Miss: I am legitimately missing nothing this week. Not coffee or beer or my skinny jeans or sleeping with less than five pillows. Perhaps it’s true what they say: the second trimester is the easiest!

What I Can’t Wait For: I may be enjoying the second trimester, but I also can’t wait to begin the third … the homestretch is nearly upon us!

Milestones: Peanut is up to a 1 1/2 lbs this week and is expected to gain 6 oz each week from here on out. He/she can now hear all sorts of sounds from inside the womb: my heartbeat, my stomach gurgles, my voice and Nick’s voice (so keep singing, daddy!), car horns, and even barking dogs (and puppies?).


Best Moment: We finally purchased the nursery furniture! Crib… check. Dresser… check. Glider… check. Now that we are rearranging the house, it’s starting to feel more real.

Symptoms: Life is good.

Cravings/Aversions: Grandma’s strawberry preserves are out of this world. Seriously, we freeze most of our jars and ration them throughout the year. But now that we have a fresh stock, I have eaten PB & Js every day this week.

What I Can’t Wait For: The nursery furniture to arrive.

Milestones: Peanut is about the length of an ear of Pennsylvania sweet corn, and almost as skinny. Time to put on some cute baby fat, Peanut.

6 thoughts on “Week 24

  1. YAY! Second tri WAS my favorite! 🙂 The bump is finally a pregnancy bump and not just, I ate too many donuts, bump. The exhaustion seems to go down. There is energy and happiness and excitement! The picture of your in your apron is my FAVORITE so far. You look SO CUTE and so AT PEACE and just so GLOWY!

  2. How wonderful to get an afternoon of preserve-making with your grandmother! Love that picture of you working in the kitchen — so sweet.

  3. Happy Father’s Day Nick, now don’t get too excited about having a special day. Think about it, do you see any road side stands set up today selling Father’s Day stuff (like meat or golf balls), and how about going out for Father’s Day Dinner (it’s more likely that Father is grillin for the family on his “special” day). You do realize it is a month after Mother’s Day because it took them a month to realize they didn’t have a holiday to recognize Fathers, we’re often forgotten. Actually it is even much longer than that, Mother’s Day was proclaimed an official holiday in the early 1900’s during the Wilson Presidency and it was over 50 years later during the Nixon administration that Father’s Day became an official holiday. But don’t let that concern you, soon enough you are going to find out that every day is Father’s Day, you’ll quickly recognize that you don’t need special treatment 1 day a year when you have a family, it’s an awesome gift from God that you’ll be thankful for each and every day!

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