24 Weeks Down…..16 to Go!!


First view from the front….a little scary!

                   6 Months!

Today I am 24 weeks pregnant!!  It feels like it was just yesterday when I was talking to my Mom and just praying to get through 3 months with good news.  Now I’m coming up on my third trimester and before we know it, we’ll be meeting our baby boy! Thankfully, I have had a pretty comfortable pregnancy and I’m still feeling great, just a few minor aches and pains that are to be expected.  Hopefully I can keep up the “feeling great thing” for a little while longer!

Big Belly!

  I had my 24 week check-up this afternoon.  It was another routine one, weight (still on track) blood pressure (120/70, Normal on the first reading Yay!!) Hearbeat (151, one of my favorite noises : ) And for the first time they measured my fundal height with a measuring tape. The fundal height is the distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus.  They do this to make sure you are on track with your due date, by measuring size, growth rate, and position.  Generally, your fundal height in centimeters should roughly equal the number of weeks you are pregnant, and they give you a 4 cm window so since I’m 24 weeks, I should be measuring between 22 and 26 cm, however, I was measuring 27 cm today, so a little big.  The Dr. told me it was more than likely nothing to be worried about, and when I asked her what may cause a larger measurement she told me it could be several things.  He could be laying funny, have a larger head (like the Robare babies on Dan’s side), or just be a big baby (which makes sense considering I was almost 10 lbs and Dan is 6’5″.  I don’t think there’s a chance that we won’t have a big baby!  So if I continue to measure big, Baby Garrett just might share a birthday with his Grandpa.  My Dad would love that!

I am scheduled to return in 4 weeks for my 28 week check-up, glucose screening (to test for gestational diabetes) and because of my measuing a little big, another ultrasound.  The Dr. wants to check out all of Garrett’s measurements.  So I’m not really worried, and actually a little excited that we get to see him again!  Thankfully, Dan will be around for the next appointment! 

Baby Garrett has become quite the mover over the last week or so!  He’s been moving all over the place, and although I can only see my belly move a little when he does, if I put my hand on top of it I can feel it from the outside as well as the inside! It feels like he’s rolling and flipping all through my stomach and I think he’s going to take after his Momma and be a little swimmer!  I can’t wait for Dan to get back into town so he can feel him too! 

The nursery is starting to come together (at least in my head) We’ve gotten the crib and mattress as well as the dresser and changing pad, and our bedding!  I picked up a couple paint samples and painted some poster boards to put on the walls.  I’ve also gotten some white shelves and picture frames, and a big white mirror to go above Garrett’s dresser.  I’m leaning towards a navy (or comparable darker blue) for the walls with a lighter blue and white accent.  I have the letters in his name for above his crib, and my good friend Erin is letting me borrow a bassinett that matches perfectly with our color scheme!  Check it out!

Oscar still isn’t too sure about all this new baby stuff!

  I’m so EXCITED for my Mother-in-law and sister-in-law to come into town next weekend to help paint the nursery and set it up!  I will post more pictures when we’ve got it finished!  In the mean time…here is my

Weekly Update!

How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain. 17ish lbs
Symptoms? Sore back, and a heavy belly.  I’m finding it harder and harder to stand up without making a grunting noise : )
Maternity clothes? Yes and Dan’s shirts too.  I’m so thankful that Tyler and Erin have lent me their maternity clothes!
Cravings of the week? Brownies and frozen yogurt, apples and peanut butter
Sleep? Pretty good, just tossing and turning throughout the night quite a bit.
Best moment this week? Hearing Garrett’s Heartbeat.  It will never get old!
Belly button? Innie
Movement? Look out Michael Phelps, I think we’ve got a swimmer on our hands!
What I miss? My pre-maternity weight
Looking forward to?  Dan feeling Garrett move, My photography class starting next week and Lynn and Amanda coming to help put the nursery together!
Weekly wisdom? Workout/stretch for as long as you can. 
Milestones? 6 months mark!

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  1. Looking good Jen! Can't wait to hear about your photography class!


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