Tuesday, May 25, 2010

24 Weeks!

24 weeks! I can't believe that there are only 16 more weeks to go... some days, that seems like years away, but most days, I'm in a panic, wondering how we'll ever be ready!

I've really put off starting on the nursery (and posting about it, too!) but we need to get on with it-- our crib arrived yesterday and the room is still a mess. So, over the long weekend, we'll do some major work cleaning, organizing and painting-- hopefully we'll be far enough along that Rob & my dad can put the crib together when my parents visit for Father's Day.

This week, baby is the size of a foot-long hot dog:

And looks like this (so cute!):
Baking Baby Blakely

"Your baby isn't just sitting around (on your bladder) doing nothing, he's working hard preparing for life outside the womb—perfecting his lungs and packing on the pounds. He'll gain ½ pound this week alone.

Other highlights this week:

Things are starting to get a little crowded inside the old womb as baby grows bigger and bigger. Your ribs are probably pining away for the good old days when they didn't have a foot permanently lodged between them. Hate to break it to you, but it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Your baby's ears are fully functional now. And since they are, you may notice that loud noises and sudden movements can startle the little bugger. He's getting used to the everyday sounds inside the womb: the sound of your heart beating, your lungs inhaling and exhaling air, the growling of your stomach because your partner promised he'd be right back with that double cheeseburger and he's taking forever! He'll even be able to hear your voice when your partner finally arrives and you ask him where the bleep he's been! So talk nice!

Baby's got a fully developed inner ear now. This means his sense of balance is working and he can tell whether he's hanging upside down or right side up. He can also feel you moving, so go ahead, pop in your favorite tunes and boogie.

Your little Wiener schnitzel is about the length of a foot-long Chicago hot dog and weighs about 1 1/3 pounds."

24 Week Belly Pic

I promise to post pics of our progress this weekend!


  1. Yes, I am the same way -- waffling between feeling so prepared to "oh my goodness we have so much to do in the next 10 weeks"!

    You look fabulous. Your beach trip sounds amazing (I am jealous) and you're moving right along! Congrats!

  2. You look great! Congrats on 24 weeks. I can't wait to see the nursery. :)

  3. Huge congrats! :)

  4. love it! And I loved the pics from you trip! Looks like you had so much fun. it is so wonderful that you and SIL are preg at the same time! take care of that sunburn!!!

  5. Aw happy 24 weeks! I love that he can hear now! :) How awesome, he's going to know your voice as soon as he's born!

  6. Congrats, 24 is my favorite number...so YAY for 24 weeks ;)!!! Yes, and the pics from your trip were so cute...hope that burn got better stat!

  7. Congrats on 24 weeks!! Its going by so quickly!! Get on that nursery girl!

  8. Happy viable week! You continue to look greay Stef!

  9. Just wanted to pop on and introduce myself. The Impatient Optimist suggested your blog and I'm so glad she did!! I'm a few weeks behind you in pregnancy but just posted about how I'm thinking about starting posting bump pics. After reading your Being Brave post, that's exactly how I feel...I have been hesitant to do it, but I think it'll be fun to look back on.

    Oh, and I am in love with all of your dresses!! I'm a huge fan of maternity clothes...mostly the cute dresses. So far, I pretty much live in them.

    Anyway, congrats on the baby boy! Wishing you all the best and looking forward to reading more often.

    The Subfertile Frugalista