I've been a HUGE slacker as it applies to blogging. I think it's because I really dislike January. Of all the months January always seems to last FOREVER. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that it comes directly after the holidays which always fly by...or maybe it's because it's been so flippin' cold recently. Either way, it's slow and I can't stand it. It just seems so uneventful...
Dana got called to complete some duty for work which has messed up our schedules completely. Because of the earthquake in Haiti he's on this weird guard duty and his work hours have changed about 4 different times within the last 10 days.
I've been picking up odds and ends here and there for Sage's room as well as making significant attempts to be crafty. I've got a couple little hats finished that I've crocheted. Since I'm not quite sure how big/small her little head will be I've been changing up needle sizes to vary how big/small the hats are. Hopefully, at least one or two fit :)
I also made the cutest hair clip holder for her. Picture is below. It's a tad longer than what the picture shows but I didn't want to step back so far that you can't see the detail. And look, I've even been making hair clips :) So now I'm hoping that she has hair...but then, if she doesn't I guess we'll really use those hats! Anyhow, I hope I made the ribbon long enough on the hair clip holder that it can hold enough but not so long that the cat attacks it...
How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I am not stepping on the scale again till I go see the doctor…It’s too sad!
Maternity clothes? Yup. I can still fit a lot of my “regular” tops but I think that I might be starting to stretch them…oops.
Stretch marks? No new ones but I think that some of the older ones are expanding. So far they’re not the big, angry red kind though…and my skin must be getting to the breaking point because this week it has been ITCHING like mad! It’s soooooo irritating. Must definitely be due to the skin stretching and pulling because I LOAD up on that expensive Bio-Oil stuff twice daily plus put on lotion so I know it’s not the whole winter, dry skin nonsense. ::scratch, scratch:: The worst areas are my lower back and sides..ooh…sooo itchy!
Sleep: Pretty good this week. I think I’m getting used to sleeping on my side and it’s getting more and more uncomfortable to be on my back.
Best moment this week: Getting more of Sage’s room put together plus the nicer weather that we’ve been having.
Woes: Feeling like the weeks are going by slooooowly
Movement: Frequently throughout the day. She is partial to stomping on my bladder. I’ve almost peed on myself plenty of times this week…yay…
Food cravings: Nothing interesting this week…same ole sugar, sugar and more sugar
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Bending over…It’s amazing how much I used to take that for granted
What I am looking forward to: January to be over…sooo boring.
Milestones: 24 weeks is supposedly one of those “safe points.” I definitely don’t want her coming out anytime soon but it’s comforting to know that she’s getting big enough that she would have some sort of a chance!
And a picture! Sorry it's a tad dark...I think because I was standing in front of the window the flash on the camera didn't go off. Maybe I look slimmer in the dark...I'll just go with that thought...