Olivia Lynne: 24 Weeks

How Far Along? 24 weeks. 

Size of Baby? An ear of corn! Love bug is about 12 inches long and weighs just over a pound. 
Gender? A sweet baby GIRL!!!! 

Name? Little miss Olivia Lynne Anderson; although we also lovingly refer to her as Poppy or Livie.

Weight Gain? As of this weeks doctors appointment, I'd gained 13.5 lbs. 

Stretch Marks? My belly is still itchy, but stretch mark free. Yay! Coconut oil for the win!

Belly button in or out? In (but getting more and more shallow). 

Wedding rings on or off? Happily on! I need to take my rings off for walks or else they're stuck for about an hour afterward. 

Maternity Clothes? Oh, yeah.  

Sleep? Peeing all the time, but sleep is good! Rolling over is becoming quite the procedure. Haha! I also fully admit that I take over 3/4 of the bed. No shame. 

Movement?  Olivia moves ALL the time, and we can finally see the kicks on the outside! My belly moves and wiggles like a bag of microwave popcorn and I love it! 

Symptoms? Heartburn, although better than it has been. Feeling super sleepy come night time. I can no longer eat onions (although I love them) as they cause unbelievable cramps. No bueno! 

Best Pregnancy Brain Moments? Lord have mercy. Too many to count. I still cannot ever find the right words I'm looking for and I'm continuously putting things down and not remembering where they are (how many "Shit! I lost my phone (even though it's on the kitchen counter) heart attacks can one girl have?)

Mood Swings? The sunset made me cry on my walk. Need I say any more?

Cravings? Sweets (hello, brownies!)

Food Aversions? Tuna.

Labor Signs? Still a long way out. Phew. 

What I Miss? This will sound so silly, but being able to eat salami! All I've wanted lately is an onion bagel toasted with cream cheese and a slice of salami. This was a breakfast treat when I was little, and for the first time in like 10 years I've been craving it. No bueno to deli meats being no bueno. 

Best Moments This Week? A great meeting with our mortgage broker. Hurray for getting our house ducks in a nice tidy row!

Looking Forward To? A relaxing weekend free of running errands, baking cakes or running all around town. 


  1. Not sure how you feel about this...but my doctor told me for lunch meat, if you buy it and then warm it to steaming in the microwave it's perfectly safe. She also said I could put it back in the fridge after I microwaved it if I wanted cold meat. I guess every doctor is different (and let's be honest, I've been eating deli meat just like normal...with Elyse I wouldn't touch it, but poor Nora is the second kid so she gets the shaft!)


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