Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Baby Update {24 weeks}

It's been way too long since the last baby update, but everything is going wonderfully!

What I Wore @ Easter
{Dress: Target - Liz Lange Maternity, Jewelry: Premier Designs sold by me!}

Healthy Baby
At 20 weeks, we had our ultrasound telling us how healthy and perfect our little guy is developing.  And got to see his sweet little face again.

Feeling him move
Daddy and big sis have had the chance to feel this sweet boy kick already and there has been once or twice where we could physically see my belly move when he is readjusting.   He is definitely most active at night.  If I roll over in my sleep, it takes him some time to readjust and get comfy too.

Maternity clothes
Maternity clothes have been a nightmare.  I have some pants that I've been wearing for quite some time, but I'm really needing maternity tops now.  I can get away with certain regular shirts, but they are getting a bit tight in my midsection :)  I have kept and reused my maternity clothes (including some handed down from friends), but all of my short sleeve shirts are missing :(  I am not a fan of the style of some of the big maternity stores, but have had luck shopping at Target, Old Navy, and Gap in the past.  I've been totally disappointed in Gap and Old Navy's maternity selections (plus there is only one store for each locally that carries maternity and their selection is shopping online is not fun).  I did score a whole bunch of goodies from Target with birthday money from my momma last week and I love everything I purchased!

Since my post on names, we've come up with a few others that we are liking a lot...but still not loving.  We really aren't even considering the ones I talked last time anymore {Max, Sawyer, Harper}.

My husband recommended Knox {from a little kid he heard a dad yelling at in Home Depot} and we both REALLY like it.  We just aren't sure that Knox Nelson sounds good.  Is it too many Ns?

And a few weeks back, we were talking about how we were probably going to use my dad's middle name.  My dad is a Jr. and my grandpa's middle name was from the doctor that delivered him.  We started joking about naming our baby after our doctor until I realized that I REALLY like our doctor's last name as a first name!  So we like the name Bowen too.  And Rowan and Cohen.

Sigh!  We aren't any closer to naming this kid, but at least we have more names that we like!

The bump
The baby bump has grown quite a bit!  But I am constantly getting comments on how little I am for how far along I am.  The funny thing is that looking back, my belly is definitely bigger than it was with the past two pregnancies at this point.


I think the reason I get so many comments is because I am still not back up to my pre-pregnancy weight.  Go ahead and hate me...I know.  But my metabolism when I am pregnant is awesome.  I'd love to have this kind of metabolism when I'm not pregnant.  And not only that, but I've pretty much given up my beloved Mountain Dew {with 1-2 with my lunch a week}.  I had been trying to give up caffeine for sometime because of headaches, so I switched to Caffeine Free Mtn Dew.  And about a month ago, they discontinued it {at least in our region}.  So, I'm pretty much water only now.

Nursery Prep
Pretty much non-existent :)  I have a vision for his room, but we have to move the other two into one room first.  Which means we {*clearing throat* the hubby} needs to get to building their bunk beds!

Preparing for the Birth!
I started my Hypnobabies home course to help prepare me mentally and physically for this birth!  I plan to go unmedicated this time, so this is how I am preparing myself to be able to do it.  I totally caved to drugs the previous two births. I'm amazed at how relaxed and deep in hypnosis I get in my practices.  I was a bit skeptical at first, but I'm a believer so far!  We'll see how it goes come July or August! 


  1. Just realized we have babies due at the same time! I've been frustrated with the maternity clothes selection, too - and like you, I get bigger with every pregnancy, but not huge (so far, at least - hope it lasts!!!)

  2. You are too cute pregnant Sarah! I like Max and Knox:)

  3. I think short sleeve shirts are perfect choice for this situation also. It makes you feel more comfortable.

  4. Yay! You're so cute! You are welcome to borrow my short sleeve tops btw, aftyer 3 summer pregnancies I have a pretty good maternity wardrobe built up. :)

  5. im really liking that's gorgeous!

  6. I'm liking all the prep work you are putting into it! YOU CAN DO IT!!! I bought a hypnobirthing book myself to read and even practice before pregnant and more importantly, before I start teaching classes so that I can see what it's all about :) I can't wait to hear how it all unfolds!

  7. Look at you!!! Adorable!! I agree with everyone else who think you look tiny for 24 weeks! Good for you! :o)

    I really like the name Knox, too! Choosing a name can be so difficult, but once you've got one picked, you can't imagine it being anything else.I think they kind of grow into their names.

    This hypnobirthing thing sounds interesting. I've never heard anyone talk about it before. Is it new?

  8. Where did you find your home course for Hypnobirth? I found one on Amazon, but didn't know if there was another spot to look. I'm having one heck of a time finding home-study materials for Bradley and Hypno. I can find books all day long, but I want MATERIAL. Workbooks, CD's, exercises, etc. They've gotta be out there somewhere, don't they??

  9. Awwww! You look so cute, really like your dress! As creative as you are, why not find some inexpensive plain tops or good quality t-shirts that you can re-create. I'm sure you can come up with something and it would make it easier to make unique outfits to take you through the warmer months. Take care . . . : )

  10. i have been trying to find caffeine free mt. dew all over the place! Now I know why I can't find it, lol. You look so great sarah!


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