Happy Friday babes! This week seemed to fly by and I can’t believe we’re halfway through April. It’s supposed to be 75 and sunny today and that is my happy place. Makes me miss Georgia even more… all the feels.

To be honest, it’s been a really rough week for this mama. My son had a few “thumbs down” days at school so I thought I would meet him for lunch yesterday to spend some one-on-one time with him. And for some reason, I left REALLY upset. I felt like I was talking to him and getting one word answers back, almost like he was embarrassed by me. It just hit me like a ton of bricks that he’s growing up and this is only going to get worse. When did my baby become so independent and think his mama was embarrassing? How did we get here already?!

I talked about it with him when he got home and he said he was embarrassed we had to sit at the Parents Only Table instead of at his table with his friends. So he wasn’t embarrassed by me. So hormones 1, Sam 0. But it still was an eye opener that I need to be more present and cherish every minute I have with him. Because one day, it’s actually going to be me that he’s embarrassed by. Oh mommin’…it ain’t easy.

I did a lot of shopping this weekend (what else is new), but nothing for me! I bought some clothes for the kids and some new decor for our kitchen. My husband repainted the cabinets and replaced the hardware. Here’s a photo of when we bought the house… and what it looks like now! I still want to get stainless steel appliances (we’ve already replaced the fridge), and possibly a new countertop. But that will come in time!

And now onto this week’s bumpdate: 24 weeks!

How far along: 24 weeks + 4 days

Size of baby: Cantaloupe

Baby’s size and weight: 11.8 in and 1.30 pounds.

My total weight gain: 30 pounds

Baby’s development: 

Baby’s see-through skin is gradually becoming more opaque.

Baby’s got a new pink glow thanks to small capillaries that recently formed.

Gaining weight and getting closer and closer to surviving on the outside.

Stretch marks: Nothing significant.

Maternity clothes: A lot of my maternity jeans are getting too small which makes me feel terrible but I know, that’s what happens.  In case you missed it, here are some of the best places to find maternity clothes.

Gender: Girl and we’re officially calling her by name (most of the time, unless I forget lol)

Movement: She has spurts of movement but sometimes I go hours without feeling her. Which they say is normal since they’re sleeping 12-14 hours a day.

Sleep: Still taking Unisom, half a pill nightly. It’s getting harder and harder to get comfortable, mostly because my back hurts SO bad.

What I miss: Feeling good in my clothes and being able to breathe normally.

Food cravings: Now that it’s warm, I would love a nice cold beer. Only a few more months…

Symptoms: My back pain has been super bad so I am seeing a specialist tomorrow. I’ve had lower back pain for awhile (pre-pregnancy) and I think pregnancy is just making it ten times worse. I ordered this back support band so I’m hoping it helps give me some relief. But sleeping is the worst.

The siblings are:  finally able to feel her move! P will say “I feeled the bump” aka she felt the baby kick. N felt it last week and got SO excited, so it made me happy he seemed to finally be taking an interest in his new little sister.

High of the week: It was a pretty rough week but I’ll say the updated kitchen haha

Low of the week:  Hormones taking over after my lunch with Bubs. I was SO sad, it was almost ridiculous. But I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. Life isn’t always as perfect as it seems on Instagram.

Hubby and I are headed to the Indians game tonight and I’m so excited for a night out! It’s supposed to rain all weekend so I’ll be enjoying every minute of sunshine I can get today.

Cheers to the weekends babes… see you Monday! xo



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