Parenthood, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Kicking off Summer with a Vacation + 6 Months

It’s becoming a habit for me to begin my blogs by saying something along the lines of, “It’s been too long since I’ve posted anything!” Or maybe it’s just being a mom and trying to not only find time, but also muster up the creativity for another post. That certainly seems to be the trend when I look at other blogs, anyway.

After Jeremy got out of school for the summer, we packed way too many bags and headed down to Florida for some time away. Did I mention that we just sold our house? Well that happened the day before we left for vacation. Describing our life right now as a whirlwind would be a bit of an understatement!

PoolNeedless to say, we were ready for some time away, and got it in the form of Captiva Island with both sets of parents. After 6 days there, we took the rental car and drove to Disney World for a couple of days before returning “home” to Jeremy’s parent’s house, where we will be staying while our new home undergoes a few facelifts over the next couple weeks.

Tea CupsMy last doc visit was almost 3 weeks ago and I failed to give an update. Next week I go in for the dreaded glucose test and to see if I ate a one too many Mickey bars while in the park. I can’t believe this baby is showing himself so much more than at this point in my last pregnancy!

24 WeeksPregnancy Stats:

How Far Along – 24 Weeks in this Photo

Size of Baby – An ear of Corn

Total Weight Gain – As of the doc visit a week before I left for the beach, I had gained 1 pound. Something tells me next week I’ll be told something much different, however!

What I miss – Being able to tolerate the Florida heat. We’ll be heading down again for the 4th and I can’t imagine I’ll be in the sun much at all – at least we have a beach front home so I can take in the view from the air conditioned living room!

Cravings – Being at Disney, I had to have some Erin McKenna’s gluten/soy/nut/refined sugar free Donuts (they’re amazing, I promise), as well as a Dole Whip, and of course those amazing gluten free Mickey Waffles! But I still haven’t been craving too much sugar. Mainly, if I’ve wanted anything it’s been saltier foods.

Symptoms – My energy level has been pretty low, and some issues with incontinence over the last month had me taking Milk of Magnesia per the doctor’s suggestion.

Maternity Clothes – I got a couple of T-shirts from Target before I left for the beach. Right now maxi skirts and tank tops are my best friends, however.

Worst Part of Pregnancy this Week – Major cramps when trying to work out yesterday. I had to wait through the pain and Griffin was asking if I was OK. I hadn’t even been doing anything strenuous!

Best Part of Pregnancy this Week – Griffin putting a hand and ear on my tummy and whispering to the baby – he already loves his little brother!



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