Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week 24

Dear Ellison,

You are 24 weeks old now! We've hit the 6 month mark!  You are getting bigger by the day and have gained about 4 ounces this week!  You're just about as long as an ear of corn now at over a foot long!  Your brain is growing quickly and your taste buds are continuing to develop.  Your lungs are developing their respiratory branches and the cells that will produce surfactant.  Thanks to small capillaries that are forming, your skin is starting to take on a pretty pink glow.  Here are the little details of the week...

How Far Along? Twenty Four Weeks...112 days to go!

Weight Gain?  Didn't weigh in this week because we were out of town.  I'm going to try to keep better track at home.  My scale here and the scale in the MD office are a little off, so I need to do some consistent tracking at home to really keep up.  I think I'm somewhere between 14 and 16 pounds.

Sleep?  I sleep great at home...away from home, not so much.  I have gotten so used to sleeping with my body pillow that it is really hard to sleep without it!  If we travel by car...the body pillow comes too!

Miss Anything?  I will say that being in Florida did make me really want a nice cocktail!  Something about the beach/vacation and enjoying a good drink just go hand in hand!  No worries though, I drank lots of water and indulged in a Bloody Mary with no vodka...so, a Virgin Mary. :-)
Movement?  Oh yes!   All the time and with much more noticable, deliberate kicks!  We can feel her from the outside now which is so fun and I love being able to tell when she's resting and when she's ready to rock.
Food Cravings? Still fruit mostly. 

Any Aversions?  Yep...still eggs.  :-)

Gender? It's a GIRL ~ Ellison Gray.

Symptoms?  Not sure if this is technically a sympton...more like a side effect...but I have noticed my belly button getting more shallow.  It's far from flat or poked out yet, but it's definitely not as deep as it used to be!

Best Moment this Week?  Absolutely, 100% that Barrett got to feel Ellison kicking!  It's so wonderful to be able to share her a little more now.  Also, getting to spend the weekend enjoying the sunshine in Florida wasn't too shabby.  :-) We also got a call from Buy Buy Baby letting us know that our crib and changing table/dresser are here! 

Looking Forward To...  Really starting to put the nursery together!  Now that some furniture is here and we're knocking out the painting, I feel like it's going to come together pretty quickly!  Can't wait to see how it all turns out!


  1. Found you on Kelly's Korner, great name! We are having a boy due 9-9! Following!

  2. Thanks Krystal! Hopping over to check out your blog as well! :-)