24 weeks!

Since I haven’t given too much of a detailed update since my post about our first trimester, I thought it was time to give a run down of Wee One!!!

I am about 24 weeks along – with due date projected to be anywhere from May 29th-June 5th

I am beginning to be able to enjoy Joel’s t-shirts any chance I get, since mine are all too small for my enormous belly (seriously, it was NOT this big at 24 weeks with Little Miss!) and I don’t want mine to stretch out from jamming my pregnant self in them!

I struggle to comfortably tie my shoes and also paint my toes (reminds me of when Joel and my mom had to take over last time I was nurturing someone in my womb!)

Carrying Mylin for any period of time can be exhausting and feel impossible – especially if she wants to be carried up the steps, which, by the way, she has not starting asking for until this week…the week that I’ve finally decided I can barely do it!

My appetite seems to be pretty consistant and predictable – unlike the moments of cravings in the 1st trimester that could bring me to tears!

My already extremely low blood pressure is now an even lower pregnancy blood pressure which means I start my days off being dizzy and having to sit down on the floor randomly while trying to dry my hair or change Mylin’s diaper

I am beginning to plan for my maternity leave – anticipating a sweet 4 months off of work from the beginning of May until Labor Day! (prayer request that I can go back to work in September for 1 to 1 1/2 days a week instead of my 2 that I am doing now)

We have cleaned and purged and rearranged to move Mylin to a twin bed in a different bedroom.  She is already in love with the Hello Kitty themed bed and we are preparing to remove pacifiers from the crib this week in preparation to get her ready to go to the ‘big girl’ room in a few weeks!

I am having some very vivid pregnancy dreams!  I dreamt about being in cave the other night…which I’m sure is full of symbolism…and I have had many dreams where I am breastfeeding the new baby – which is usually a dark-haired little girl!!! (Any comments on a good source for dream interpretation?!)

My feet will swell and ache if I do too much…thanks Body, for letting me know, but once I do realize I’ve overdone it and sit down to rest could you just please take the swelling and aching away?!?!

I have Braxton-Hicks contractions!  They are triggered by some various things, but what I remember from my first pregnancy, once they start happening, they will continue to be triggered until baby comes!

I am continuing to be surprised and overjoyed at God’s goodness to grow our family – I cannot believe what He is trusting to us and am baffled at how it will change our family dynamics and what our new ‘family’ will become!

4 responses to “24 weeks!

  1. I love the picture of you above! So pretty!

  2. I Agree with Leslie!! šŸ™‚ Adorable! And so grateful for a growing babe!! Can't wait to meet the little one!

  3. So fun to read about your pregnancy experiences šŸ™‚ I can relate to almost all of them. And you look so good!!

  4. You look great!! I can imagine pregnancy has so many little phases from start to finish. I'm sure I will be asking you "is this normal?!" when that time comes ^^Matt and I learnt about how to interpret dreams from a Biblical point of view at the ministry school and so you can bounce your ideas off us, it would probably be good practice for me especially:D But the ministry has some resources like the one at this link: http://www.streamsministries.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=727 I have a book at my parents house (I can't remember it's name), but I think it more explains that God can speak through dreams, but it might have some basic tools.. You can borrow it if you want<3

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