baby no. 2 bump update {24 weeks}

here’s what’s going on with baby no. 2 this week {from Babycenter}:

Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he’s almost a foot long (about the size of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he’ll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

how far along: 24 weeks + 1 day.

total weight gain: 5-6 pounds, if i remember correctly from my last appointment – but i head to the doctor again on Friday, and i’m trying to ready myself for some significant weight gain, because i feel so big!

report – recent prenatal appointment: as of my last appointment (at the end of July), everything looks great with baby boy Gillis no. 2; his heartbeat was measured at 130 beats per minute, and i finally have been feeling kicks – in fact, baby moves quite often, which is so much fun! i actually saw my whole belly move the other day for the first time this pregnancy :)

a bump picture:

Sara - 24 Weeks

what’s coming up: this Friday, i have another ultrasound to check on baby boy’s growth, and i’m so excited to see him in my belly again! my Mom and Dad will be accompanying me to this ultrasound, since Jord has an all-day staff meeting that day. then, that afternoon, i visit my regular doctor for a routine OB check-up – and, lucky me, i get to take the glucose test this Friday! ick.

food cravings: cake, cupcakes + chips ‘n’ dip!

what i’m looking forward to: seeing baby again on Friday, and enjoying one last “free” weekend before school officially starts on the 25th!

what i miss: sleeping on my belly and a cold beer at a baseball game :)

update on L and baby’s shared bedroom: as i mentioned here, i’m having a blast brainstorming decor for L and baby boy’s shared bedroom! since my last update, we’ve actually purchased a few things for their room, including a fun warehouse/industrial light fixture, grey and white geometric curtains, artwork for the walls, fabric for my Mom to make two changing pad covers, and custom crib bedding for baby {which is in the process of being made by an Etsy seller and should arrive via mail sometime this fall}. what’s up next: painting the ceiling and hanging the light fixture, purchasing twin-size mattresses and bedding for L’s new {old} bed frame that my parents are painting, hanging the curtain rod and the curtains, and purchasing brackets and hanging some custom shelving in the boys’ room.

i’m also SUPER excited to reveal that Tiny Prints and i will be collaborating on the boys’ shared bedroom, and they are generously providing monogramed pillows and a metal photo print/wall hanging for the room – i can’t WAIT to share more details about this partnership as the items arrive!

next appointment: august 22nd for another ultrasound + OB check/glucose test!

About Sara

Sara works in higher education, but she's most proud of her role as a Mama to two precocious boys, Lionel Conner, age 4, and Quincy August, age 2. In honor of turning 30 in 2016, she pierced her nose to "keep her young." She loves watching guilty-pleasure television, writing about motherhood, decorating her first home, sipping red wine with her husband Jordan, and chasing after her sons.

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