Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 24

Is it just me or is this pregnancy taking forever?  I'm six months in and I'm already feeling antsy.  Don't get me wrong, I still feel great, but I'm getting bigger which just makes me feel so uncomfortable.  Turning from one side to the other in bed is starting to get difficult and you don't want to see me try and get out of my car.  It's insane how much a few extra pounds can change your daily routine.

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While I still haven't had many terrible pregnancy symptoms, there is a definite difference in my body.  Cellulite made it's debut over the last few weeks, as well as varicose veins.  Thankfully tights weather is around the corner!  This month has also given me the joy of lower back pain.  A friend of mine gave me a pregnancy support brace which really helps when I'm on my feet all day.  So far I don't see any stretch marks which makes me happy (for now)!  I feel like things could be so much worse but I like to remind myself that this is all for the greater good of my baby.

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Speaking of my baby, my little girl is doing great!  She's kind of a crazy one, moving around at all times of the day and night.  It's such a wonderful feeling to have her inside of me but sometimes she can kick me a little too hard.  My doctor finally confirmed she's a girl which makes me feel a million times better than last month.  Her heart looks great and we were able to see some 4D images of her.  So far she's looking a lot like Kevin with my nose and lips.  I just can't wait to see her in person!

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In exactly one month I'm having my "friend" baby shower.  We decided to split our showers between our friends and family, mostly because the friend shower is also a housewarming party.  Since the showers will be coed (it's not all about me!), Kevin and I went together to register for our gifts.  We decided to go to Buy Buy Baby, which if one doesn't exist in your area, it's a Bed Bath & Beyond for baby stuff.  No really, they're owned by the same company.  It was completely overwhelming at first!  We ended up forgetting about a hundred different things.  I feel lucky to have so many friends with newborns who have guided me through this process and I eventually finished the list.  You never realize how much you'll need (and how much it costs) until you're already pregnant!

Well, this is the last update of my second trimester!  While it feels like baking this baby is taking forever, I'm also amazed that the end of the year is right around the corner.  Hopefully it's nothing but smooth sailing from here!

xoxo

Ashley

25 comments:

  1. You look soooo cute in these pics! :)
    It has to be exciting! congratulations
    xx

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  2. You look great!
    It does get a little tedious, especially in the last few weeks. My first was two weeks overdue and I swear everyday got harder to contain my excitement and nerves! But its all worth the wait I swear! I'm so very excited for you. Reading your blog actually makes me miss being pregnant lol!

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  3. Woohooo! This is going so quickly!

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  4. You're really beautiful! Enjoy this moment :)

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  5. You're looking good! And yes, sometimes the time is dragging and sometimes it seems like it's going really fast! I wish we had a Buy Buy Baby here. We went with the standard Target and Babies R Us instead!

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  6. You are looking fabulous! I love that you're having a co-ed shower so that your hubby and the guys can participate too. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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  7. I love reading these updates! Thanks for sharing with us. You are too cute! I'm looking forward to hearing about your showers!

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  8. You look so adorable. You are coming along great my dear.

    -C.C.

    Where the Water Meets the Sky

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  9. congratulations, you look stunning and are glowing! x

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Well you look freakin' incredible. That's for sure. I can't wait to see Little Miss! Do you know the theme of your co-ed shower yet? Such a good idea, by the way!

    xo Ashley

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  11. You truly look amazing Ashley, its good to hear you haven't been suffering from terrible symptoms, hope it stays that way.

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  12. You look really good. I've just started getting back pain and I know what you mean about getting out the car. I teach young children and I used to sit in their little chairs all the time but I find it pretty difficult to get back up! We've just started to look at things we will need and the list is crazy! X

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  13. You look so good and I love the idea of co-ed & friend/family. I think all girl parties are weird and sometimes...families are REALLY awkward. I hope both parties go wonderfully for you.

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  14. I appreciate you stopping by...have a great Friday!

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  15. I think it is probably smart of you to split up the baby showers.

    You are looking radiant though I am sorry to hear about the back issues :(

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  16. Okay so u are the cutest thing in the world jeeze:)

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  17. I love hearing little updates from your pregnancy- you are always so honest about how you're feeling! I'm sorry about the pains and difficulties with sleeping, but you'll get to see your little girl so soon!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  18. I'm so sorry you're feeling back pain! So far, I haven't had any issues with that; the worst is that now apparently dairy affects me more than it used to (I'm intolerant, but normally it only gave me a slight headache. Now, it's full on stomach cramps.) and it's totally harder to stand up after squatting to pick something up!
    When is your actual due date? I'm just curious, because I think we are exactly the same weeks along. :) Only I'm having a boy.
    You are looking gorgeous, by the way! I'm so excited for you and your wonderful baby girl! It's going to be SO fun to see how you dress her up. I bet she will be a beautiful baby!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  19. Aw you look so so adorable! I'm so excited for you! That really sucks that you're getting a few of the negative pregnancy effects, but hopefully they clear up once you have the baby. You're so close already!

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  20. Congrats! You're going to be one beautiful mommy!

    xo Jessica
    www.thischarmingwanderer.com

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  21. Ashley beside of your uncomfyness you make such a sweet and sexy preggo woman. How exciting that you are having a Baby Girl :-)

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    PS: If you would love to join our link up theme to "Macaroon shades" tomorrow, you are more then welcome :-)

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  22. So excited for you! And friend baby shower sounds like it will be a lot of fun:)

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  23. Looking fabulous Ashley. I love to see these updates so we can all share in the experience with you.

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