Pomegranates, Heartbeats, and Mini-Me

I've been getting all my information about what size Juice Drop is off a site called thebump.com and I'm starting to wonder if it's all just a bunch of bologna! Last week it told me that my baby is the size of a cantaloupe then half way through the week it switched fruits to reveal that she was in fact the size of a banana. Well, what happened with the cantaloupe? Oh, no worries, it just moved to week 24! So when 24 weeks comes along and you notice that Juice Drop is yet again the size of a cantaloupe don't get too alarmed and think my pregnancy brain is going coo-coo, it's just that the website I've been relying on for the past 15 weeks to tell me the size of my baby is trying to make this mama go cray cray. (I knew jumping from a mango to a cantaloupe in a week was almost impossible!

Well I can't let this news of switching fruits get me flustered because all that really matters is that my baby girl is growing healthy. We had our monthly check-up today, and let me tell you, hearing that heartbeat go at 150 beats per minute never gets old!

How far along? 21 weeks 
Total weight gain: 12 lbs...passing the 10 lbs mark was a little disheartening--I had to remind myself who this weight gain is for :)
Maternity clothes? I'm still able to fit into most of my clothes but wearing maternity clothes is more fun :)
Stretch marks? nope, and hopefully it stays that way! I'm in the prime weeks for them to start showing *fingers crossed*
Sleep: pretty good now that I'm getting the hang of this side sleeping thing, and I finally had my first dream about Juice Drop. I was able to see her face and she looked just like me in my baby pictures :) *Check out the pic below* 
Best moment this week: visiting Greenville and spending time with good friends
Miss Anything? Being able to walk fast especially when I have to pee!
Movement: a few times a day and I'm loving it! Except the other day when I had to go the bathroom and she was kicking my bladder--that didn't feel too good lol Her moves are more than just the butterflies in your stomach feeling, I think we've got a strong girl on our hands because it's almost like she's already trying to kick through my belly!
Food cravings: pretzels!
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: I didn't think I'd be answering this question for at least another 16 weeks but my doctor asked me today if I've been having any contractions! I laughed out loud and asked are you serious?! I guess I can start having Braxton Hicks contractions this early where my uterus contracts (basically it gets hard and can cause cramping). I told her not quite yet...haha!
Symptoms: still peeing all the time (does it ever end?!), long nails (I almost can't keep up with them, I'm either going to have to paint them or start carrying a nail clipper with me), itchy skin on my belly--I thought I got rid of the poison ivy?! oh, it's just another pregnancy symptom, and the best symptom of all: Juice Drop is moving like crazy!
Belly Button in or out? outie! 
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy but the mood swings hit pretty quickly and Travis gets the brunt of it; sorry, babe!
Looking forward to: getting the busyness of this week done and Mother's Day this Sunday--my first :) 

If my dream about Juice Drop comes true then she may look something like this little girl in the picture above. I think I'm okay with that :)


  1. I highly, highly recommend using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm. It is wonderful and totally gets rid of the itches! My dear husband also loved massaging my pregnant belly with this stuff :)

    1. Thanks for the advice! I've just been using baby lotion just because I love the smell (gets me excited for when she come :) When I run out I'll have to try the Burt's Bees! Thanks for stopping by :)