How I'm feeling: I had been feeling fabulous over the past few weeks, and then randomly there were a couple days last week where I had my first heartburn this pregnancy! I'm not really sure why, as I was eating the same foods, and not any more than usual, but it seems to have gone away since then, so who knows. Maybe baby boy was in a weird position, squishing things inside of me more than usual? Aside from that, over the last few days I've been having a few more aches than usual, but really only a few times a day, and it's hardly worth mentioning. So overall, still feeling pretty great
Weight gain this week: 5 pounds over the past 3 weeks
Total weight gain: 14 pounds!
Cravings: meringue cookies. but i can't find them anywhere, at the moment. diet coke.
Best part of the week: riley has made my day just about every single day lately. I mean, she always makes me happy, but this week in particular she has been so incredibly funny and smart and it blows my mind how much she knows and is capable of! There have been MANY moments this week where I have been like, "did she really just do that?" So fun! Also, 24 weeks = VIABILITY, which means baby could survive outside the womb at this point!
Worst part of the week: The night where Mark wasn't home, Riley was in bed, and we had no good food in the house!
Exercise: Not good. Not good at all. Zero runs, zero weights, only walking. I did have the intention of going swimming one day... but it didn't happen. I'll do better next week, otherwise I'm going to gain WAY too much weight and not be as healthy as I should .
Movement: definitely getting more frequent and stronger. I feel him all evening long, every time I'm trying to fall asleep (of course), and early in the morning.
With Riley I feel like I always knew how big she was, what new fun developments were going on, and all those little pregnancy development details. This time, I often have no idea. But I did look it up this week, just out of curiosity. At 23 weeks, baby was about 11 1/2 inches long, and weighed about a pound (apparently the size of a large mango?), so now is a little bit longer and bigger (sorry, didn't look up the exact stats for 24 weeks). His skin is becoming less see through, and he's busy packing on the fat! He is practicing "breathing" amniotic fluid, and he's picking up tons of sounds from outside the womb (which means he's apparently going to know all of Riley's favorite songs and books right from birth)... :)