A bit late with this week’s update, as I was busy snorkeling and frolicking on the beach (hence the tanned arms and face below)!
How far along? 24 Weeks – baby girl should be a pound and a half!
Total weight gain/loss: 8.5lbs. This is depressing. Between trips and having a guest here (meaning lots of eating out, no time for working out), I have put on a total of 8.5lbs: a 2.5lb increase from last week, where I had already had a 3lb increase. I can’t wait to have time to go back to the gym again, and hopefully stop this sudden spurt. 5.5lbs in two weeks is certainly not normal.
Maternity clothes? My dresses still fit fine (the ones that weren’t on the fitted side to begin with), but this week I wore only maternity stuff, save for underwear, swimsuits (though I had to buy a couple of XL bikini tops from JCrew to contain things) and my gym shorts (for our hike).
Stretch marks? Nope. I know they say stretch marks are genetic, but my mom put on almond oil during her pregnancies and had no stretch marks, so genetically, I guess slathering on the almond oil keeps the stretch marks at bay?
Sleep: Sleep was horrendous. I have a feeling that it won’t change anytime soon.
Best moment this week: Swimming with dolphins of course! Sure, the Mt Pinatubo hike and the trip to Coron deserve some of the spotlight, but swimming with dolphins was my favorite part by far!
Miss Anything? Goat cheese. I’ve been craving it this week.
Movement: While lounging at the pool in Coron, I could see baby girl moving from outside of my belly. That was kind of freaky. Also, last night I felt movement from both sides of my belly at the same time! And can someone please tell her to stop kicking my crotch? It wasn’t fun the first time, 2 weeks later, still not fun.
Food cravings: Ice cream. And caramel. And funnily enough, salads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: This week was surprisingly ok.
Have you started to show yet: Still looking more fat than pregnant… Had one person assuming I was pregnant, when I was signing up for the dolphin swim, but that has been about it.
Labor Signs: Still no. Let’s hope it stays this way for another 15 weeks at least.
Belly Button in or out? In, but I can actually see the bottom of my belly button if I stretch it out. It freaked me out, I’m not going to lie.
Wedding rings on or off? On. Sadly, my engagement ring got fixed just a couple of months ago, and the diamond is slightly spinning again, so that is off for now.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but been extra emotional/moody this week.
Looking forward to: Traveling to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam at the end of this week! It’ll be my second to last trip… I’m not ready to stop exploring just yet.