NewMerfbaby the Ear of Corn

NewMerfbaby is 24 weeks!

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The length of an ear of corn! I had to go with Corn on the cob this week – it’s one of Riley’s favorite foods :)

How I’m Feeling: More round ligament pain on my right side. My Chiropractor worked on it and gave me an exercise to help strengthen my pelvis since every time I’ve seen her that’s been out. I’m more winded when I have to go up and down the stairs multiple times in a row, but I’m felling pretty good otherwise. Just getting more pregnant :)

Belly/Weight: 19lbs gained so far. Last time at this point I was at 18, ha! Belly is out and round. I catch it out of the corner of my eye sometimes – and I can’t believe I look pregnant, duh.

Life Changes: Funny – this was the point when I was pregnant with Riley that I added in Poultry because I couldn’t keep up with the protein required. After eating only fish for years I’m all-in on the meat now. This baby wants Red Meat – which is something I’ve had never enjoyed the taste of!

Movement: Kicks that make me go “oof!” I forgot how jabby they are for a while. Until he runs out of room and is just pushing his way around in there.

Sleep: Going pretty well – I could use some afternoon naps this week, but I’ve been busy getting things done during naptime.

Cravings: Frozen Yogurt. We ran an errand to the mall on Monday night (new MacBook Pro, welcome to the family) and I really wanted some fro-yo, so we stopped and grabbed some on the way home.

Exercise: Had to cut my workout short this morning, Riley woke up with I had about 20 min left. He chilled and ate his snack and watched a cartoon for a few min – but it didn’t last long.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Talking more about our future as a family of 4. It’s crazy and exciting to think that our family will include one more person in a few months. I feel like this pregnancy is going so quickly, and soon we’ll have another baby boy in this house!

On My Mind: Riley. He spent his first night in his “big brother” room last night in the new bed and did really well! Took him a little while to calm down and relax but after rubbing his back and sitting with him he fell asleep and woke up at 7am today! He took both his (very short) naps in there today too and did better going down each time. Tonight I laid him down and sat on the end of the bed until he fell asleep. I think over the next few days I can probably start working my way further and further away. To top it off I think he’s getting his “second molars” so that’s a bummer. He was cranky and chewing on his hand yesterday – and same today. I thought there was no way, he already has all of his teeth, except his 2 year old molars….oh, wait. I looked it up, and those start coming in between 20 – 30 months. Who just turned 20 months?! My little Textbook Baby…right on schedule. Explains the weak naps :(

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