Wednesday, March 30, 2011

weekly wednesday update

Happy Wednesday, all!

It's a busy, exciting week for me; lots going on! My mother-in-law, Kath, is coming for a visit starting today through next Wednesday, which will be fun! I'm having a small shower on Sunday, so she'll be able to attend that, which is really nice.

Also, my friend Jamie is in town for the weekend, so she'll be able to attend as well! In addition to the shower, we have a lot of other things going on this weekend. On Friday night, I'm singing with my friend Neil at the Parkside Lounge. We've been singing together for over four years. He's a very talented singer/songwriter, and we always have fun performing. It'll probably be my last show before the babies are born, so it's nice that Jamie and Kath can come and see the show.

Then on Saturday, we're attending a birthday party for my favorite two-year-old, Vera. She's Neil and Wendy's daughter, and Jamie's neice (remember- Wendy was the one who gave us all those clothes and baby gear!). Vera's the cutest little girl, and I'm so looking forward to her party. :)

Ok, on to the update!

How far along? 24 weeks 6 days!

Total weight gain/loss:
To date, 12 pounds. I don't weigh in at the doctor again until next Friday, so I'll know more then.

Stretch marks? Yes. Like pretty painted red lines on my lower stomach. Hmm. Lying about them being pretty doesn't make me feel any better. Oh WELL.

Maternity clothes? Yep! Still have NO clue what to wear to my shower. It seems as though I have the same issue I did pre-pregnancy: anything that fits me elsewhere is GIGANTIC for me in the chest area. I'm sure my cup size will increase soon enough, but so far? Nope. So, I ordered a dress online, and it just kind of hung off me like a sack. I may just not have anything super adorable for my shower. OH wells.

Sleep: Samesies. Crappy, but used to it.

Best moment this week: Our crib arrived one day early!! So last night, the ever-handy Ian set it up and we now have an actual crib in our room! So exciting and unreal!! Soon there will be two babies in there!

Movement: Yep! I love it so much. We still haven't been able to coordinate Ian feeling them kick again, but I know that will get easier as the weeks go on.

Food cravings: Nope.

Genders: Still two girls!

Labor Signs: No- not yet.

Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting shallower by the day.

What I miss:My mom. I know that's not what this question is looking for, but it's true. :)

What I am looking forward to: Seeing my friends and family this weekend!

Weekly Wisdom: Stretch mark minimizing creams don't seem to work very quickly. I got this one which is safe for pregnancy, and so far, nada. I'll keep it up, but who knows. I also use this oil along with it for a double whammy. I may have stretchmarks, but I have the softest tummy around.

Milestones: Getting the crib!
And, here's me at 24 weeks 6 days!

This was the same dress I was wearing at my 19th week photo. Seems as though the belly has grown quite a bit! Also seems as though I'm getting a bit of a pregnancy roundy face. I was going to quit taking bathroom photos and take better ones for you, but now I feel like they're part of a series, so who knows. :)

Happy Wednesday to all!



  1. Ah, you look SO good!! I'm so excited that you got your crib! Great choice, it's lovely. I can't wait to see your nook come together! Your shower is going to be great. You have a busy weekend ahead. I really like the bathroom photos. They are fun. :)