I'm happy. See?
Oh, not happy enough? There. I'm smiling. See? And slouching, and sticking my belly out.
I need to remember to do some cropping after taking these photos. I'm not motivated enough to go back and crop them now, though.
And, for the comparison picture -
Top: Starting me Bottom: 24 weeks me.
I managed to exercise a few times the past few weeks. Working on increasing my habit. I managed to gain around 2 pounds in the past week. That could be influence of ice cream and microwave s'mores on a regular basis. It could also be that my scale has been acting oddly, and I'm not entirely sure that I trust it. Still, over all, it would suggest a mere 11 pound gain in 24 weeks. Staying on target so far.
Jude says he thinks I'm "sticking out" more than I have with previous pregnancies at the same number of weeks. I think he's spending too much time out in the sun and heat because here I am last time around at 22 and 26 weeks:
Generally been feeling physically well. Still working on my baby gear wishlist. It seems a bit early to be posting such things at 24 weeks, but really, I'm more than halfway there. Just a little under 4 months. Yay!
We're approaching one of my favorite times of year - Fall! apples and grapes and canning and baking... pumpkin muffins.... yum! but, I'm getting ahead of myself. I still have some summer left to enjoy, and an upcoming 3 week family vacation - yes, a "real" vacation where we go somewhere, and see sites, and stay in hotels. Somehow I always manage to do a long driving vacation just before the start of my third trimester. Nothing quite like a 24 hour drive to Arizona in the heat of summer with two small children to end the season with. But again, I'm getting ahead of myself.
I recently used one of those over the counter gender test kits. (don't worry, I didn't buy it, I won it in a giveaway). With all of E's talk of Girl, and my feeling of Girl, I was honestly kind of surprised to see BOY. But, at the same time, just because it says boy doesn't mean much - I mean The Feminist Breeder took the same test that said BOY, and ended up with a girl! Apparently boy is the default reading. So, it doesn't really do much for me, except jog me out of my sense of girl, and back to a "Who Knows!" feeling.