Health

Bump Watch – 24 Weeks

So here I am in all my pregnant glory at 24 weeks:

I hate to say it, but I feel like I look ginormous in this picture.  In real life how big I feel depends on the time of day and what I’m wearing.  I think this lighter sweater is making me look bigger!  🙂 

But getting bigger is what’s supposed to happen.  Baby’s gotta have room to grow right? 

Everything is going very smoothly with my pregnancy (knock on wood).  Other than nausea in the first trimester, I really haven’t had much to complain about.  I’m no longer running, which is sad.  But it was giving me some back pain and was starting to get uncomfortable, so I threw in the towel.  Even walking on the treadmill gives me a bit of back pain, so I’ve been doing the elliptical.  My body seems to like that a lot better.

Only 16 weeks to go and I feel like we have a lot to accomplish before Baby Boy arrives.  We have some house projects I’d like to get done, like painting the living room.  And we also need to get the nursery set up.  The room is mostly cleaned out, so now it’s just touching up the paint, maybe replacing the carpet and then decorating.  I have an idea for the theme, but I don’t want to share it yet. 😉

One thing I have been working on lately is the baby registry.  My good friend Kelly was kind enough to accompany me to the baby store and help me pick out the things we will need for the baby.  I still need to research a few big items, but at least I have most of the small stuff picked out.

One of the fun things about the registry is that it’s online (as most are these days) so I can add and subtract things whenever I want.  So I wanted to throw out some questions to blog-land:

  • What are some baby things you can not or were not able to live without that I should definitely include on my registry?
  • What are some baby things that are completely useless or pointless that I definitely should not include on my registry?

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8 thoughts on “Bump Watch – 24 Weeks

  1. Okay, here are my thoughts (may be too much, ignore the advice you don’t need!)
    Can’t live without: a good swaddling blanket (snag one or two from the hospital), TONS of burp cloths, sling (LOVED this with M), tons of socks (find some that don’t fall off, then let me know what they are!), clock (to know how long they feed, what time they wake, etc.), Bumpkins bibs were our favorite when they were eating solid foods, & something soothing – whether it be a swing, bouncy, etc. They won’t like everything, but something will be necessary!!!
    We didn’t need/use/see the point of:
    lots of newborn clothes/diapers (they grow SOOOO fast – 0-3 month will be big, but they will survive for a few days until they pack on the pounds – side note: N did require some preemie clothes @ first), wipes warmer, bottle warmer, sanitizing machine, diaper pail, stuffed animals/blankets/toys (people will buy TONS of this for you).

    Hope this helps!! Happy to offer any other advice!! 😉

  2. You look super cute!! 🙂

    The one thing that I wish we would have splurged on and didn’t was a video monitor. Even though the kids are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 I would still like one… I thought it was a little overkill at first, but ultimately I think it’s just helpful to “see” what they are doing rather than guessing and going in to check on them. It always seems like when I check on them it causes more issues, so the video monitor would have been nice!

    I second the swaddles!

  3. Your little baby bump is SO cute!! And yes, it will get larger…much larger! Your perspective on huge will change dramatically come week 40. ha ha!
    I already gave you my earful on the baby registry items, but feel free to email any other questions you may have!

  4. Hi, came across your blog when looking for homemade things and I can’t help talking about baby things 🙂

    My children are now 7 and 9 but I can still remember things that I could not have lived without. Here is my list.

    – Bouncer – Wonderful thing, it is light and you can take the baby everywhere you go in a house with little efford. You will have a bathroom, laundry room, kitchen company for many years 😉

    – This item is a must have but you already have it. It is the hand held mixer, great to make baby food and then put them in ice cube trays, after they freeze you pop them out and save in a ziplock bag. When it was time to make baby food I would just add one cube of my different kinds of veggies, some salt and garlic and voila!

    – Covered baby spoons – They are nice because they change the color if it is too hot,also it seems right for the soft little mouths 😉

    – I can’t remember the name of it, but they are like sleepers but with no legs. It looks like a long dress with a elastic on the bottom. It was handy for nightime diaper change, just lift up, change and put back down again.

    -Someone mentioned socks…that is true. The best ones I got it was the cheapest they had on Target, it came a bag with a million of them.

    – I used the cloth diapers as burp cloths and also to put over the shoulder of anyone that was holding the baby

    – Bibs that can go over the baby’s head insted of the one with a string to tie. It has a good area coverage 🙂

    – Play n’ Pen -> Must must have, put in the trank of the car and take to friends house, park etc.

    – Light weight stroller, bulky ones are a real hassle and most of the time the baby want to be held anyway. I got a peg-perego that worked fine until my youngest was 3,5.

    – Baby safety stuff for corners, doors and drawers. I know you will not need it right way, but it is something that you can not live without. Check the website onestepahead.com they have great things. My favorite was this fiberglass thing (sorry, i am brazilian and don’t know all the words) that i put on the edge of my stove, so when the baby was clung to my leg I had not to worry about hot food splashing on him.

    Hope that helps

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