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Friday, September 27, 2013

24 Weeks

How Far Along: Last Saturday marked 24 weeks

Size of Baby: 1.7 pounds  Holy cow!

Weight Gain: 18 lbs

Stretch Marks: Nope!

Maternity Clothes:  Twice last week I wore entire outfits that didn't consist of a single piece of maternity clothing (including the one in this picture) - I have to admit, I was proud of myself.  Other than that, I'm loving my maternity clothes.  Particularly this dress from PinkBlush Maternity; click here to win a $25 credit to their shop!

Gender:  Sweet baby boy!

Movement:  I feel him more and more.  Especially when I just get done eating or while I'm exercising.

Sleep: This week has been a good week for sleep.  I think the cooler weather helps. 

Missing:  Sweating.  I know it sounds funny to those who hate exercising, but I'm really missing lifting weights, doing squats, and holding planks.  I'm still doing quite a bit of cardio each day, but I am missing my strength training.  I know some people strength train throughout pregnancy, but I'm just not comfortable doing that.  I don't feel like I was as advanced before getting pregnant as I should have been to keep up with it.

Loving:    Fall.  My supportive husband; the other day he took care of dinner/dishes while I tended to some housework I had let slip due to my grad school work.  

Craving:   Apples.  Now that they are in season, I'm itching to go picking!

Feeling: Fantastic.  I'm starting to have some back pain once in a while, but I think that is just from doing too much.  I need to learn to listen to my body and when I'm sore I can't push myself to run 3 miles.  It's okay to take it easy; I can stop considering myself lazy if I work all day and walk the dogs 2 miles without going for a run.

Looking Forward: This weekend we are going to an ECU football game.  It's the first and probably only one we will attend this season so I'm really excited.  I think I might whip up a special scarf just for the occasion.    Also, hubby emailed me (after a minor freakout in the bed at 9:00 one night) that we should have a nursery work day in a few weeks!  I'm SO looking forward to that.

Best Moment(s):   I've been stressed about getting the nursery done with all the other things I have going on in my life and hubby emailed me the other day to say that October 12th was wholly reserved for nursery work.  That simple email lifted a heavy weight off my shoulders.

That face...it was mine after I walked into the bank and paid off my car.

Stopped to capture my bump's shadow while out on a run this week.
Total miles: 35

A happy customer sent me a picture of her using my first ever carseat canopy!
She had contacted me asking if I could make one; I just love it when people ask me to step outside my comfort zone and make something I've never made before.  I realize new potential!
I'm currently selling these with mink for $30 and without mink for $25. 
(Mink is fleece and very warm for those colder months)

I have completed every. single. homework and reading assignment for the month of September.



  1. Yay for nursery work coming! I can't wait to see how you decorate! You're doing awesome with your miles especially considering the million other things you have going on! Can't wait to see the scarf you whip up for the ECU game!

  2. I need to know more about those grey chucks you are wearing...where are they from? I love them!

  3. You are too cute!!! My grad school calendar looks EXACTLY like yours!! Too funny!!! Happy Apple picking sometime soon ;)


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