24 Week Bumpdate

I hope you enjoy reading these updates as much as I enjoy writing them. I know someday I'll look back and be glad that I can read about what life was like before baby was here. If you're new to my corner of the web, you can find Week 23 Bumpdate here. Now, onto Week 24!
Size of the baby: Ear of Corn – 12.5 inches long and weighs 1.25 pounds.
Biggest baby development: Startle reflexes began developing.
Total weight gain: 14 pounds...and a lot more to gain!
Gender: Boy!!
Maternity clothes: I did find a maxi dress at Target for $13. It isn't maternity, but will hopefully work for me all summer.
Movement: Story time! Baby was kicking the other night so I had Khanh come look at my belly. He decided to place his face right next to my belly. You know, just to make sure he didn't miss the kicks or something. After a few minutes, a leg kicked out from the side of my belly. In the very same blink, Khanh took a step back, eyes widened, and said, "Was that you!" Haha! I don't think I could do that with my belly if I wanted to. Glad he's got a sense of humor, though. Or, am I glad that he finally knows what I have been going through? We will never know the true answer.
Sleep: I haven't been able to get into a deep sleep. Almost every night, I wake up close to an hour before my alarm goes off.
Nursery: We did buy a night stand from Home Goods to use for night time diaper change and feeding necessities. My dad brought an old wooden rocking chair to our house. This thing has been passed down for generations - such a special thing to have for our little guy.
Cravings: Grapes. I ate almost an entire bag by myself this week!
Symptoms: The leg cramps have started. I'll leave it at that.
Khanh is: Constantly telling me how big my belly is. Even though we've had "the talk", he won't stop. At least he doesn't say it with a bad tone. He really does love the way I look now.
Looking forward to: Putting the crib together, picking out paint colors, and my first baby shower!
Best moments: Having our families over for the house warming/gender reveal party. I'm glad they all made the long trek across the state to celebrate with us.

Note: I post these updates at the end of the week, so I am currently in my 25th week.


  1. AnonymousJune 05, 2015

    Katie try drinking PowerAde ZERO for the leg cramps, your grandmother swears by it. GA

    1. I will have to try that. Thanks, Grampa!

  2. I am curious about that rocker. It may be the one I used for Chris. Is is maple?

    1. Grammie, I'm pretty sure it is the one Dad used. I think it has been passed down from either my Great-Grandpa Armstrong or just Grandpa Armstrong.