24 Weeks

Size of baby: 12 inches and over 1.5 lbs… about the size of a footlong and the weight of four juice boxes.
Symptoms: HEART BURN CITY! simply terrible. 
Bellybutton: Hasn’t changed much in the last couple of weeks. Still really shallow. 
Fetal Movement: Baby Eva is bouncing around a whole lot! I love watching and feeling her kick me. 
Cravings: Frito Pie
Best Moment this Week: Parking in the pregnant-over-six-months parking space at the commissary!
What I Look Forward To: OB Checkup this week! I get to hear my baby’s heart beating again. 🙂


Look who made an appearance on the homepage of my law school’s website- it’s baby Eva and me! lol

23 Weeks

Excuse the morning mullet.

Size of baby: 11.5 inches and 1.5 lbs… about the size of a Papaya.

Symptoms: Not many this week. Just backaches.
Bellybutton: On its way out.
Sleep: Alright… I’ve had dreams about surfing almost every night this week.
Fetal Movement: Kicking like crazy!!! I can actually SEE baby Eva’s kicks from the outside of my stomach. The other day her daddy was reading her a story and she was kicking up a storm. I guess she was excited by his voice. Same thing last night when we were at a party watching the fight. There were all sorts of exciting sounds and she was dancing away.
Cravings: Hmm… nothing, new really.
Aversions: Cigarette smoke. The smell hasn’t bothered me as much as I would think it would throughout this pregnancy, but last night at the party (which was outside where it was windy) the smell was really bothering me.
Best Moment this Week: Definitely watching my stomach move up and down where Eva was kicking it so hard. So amazing.
What I Look Forward To: One more month until I’m finished with this semester and back in Texas visiting my family!

22 Weeks

Size of baby: 11 inches and 1 pound (about the size of a spaghetti squash).
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, backaches
Bellybutton: Wide and shallow… I think it’s going to be an outie soon!
Fetal Movement: Lots and lots of movement! I love it. She’s been kicking me really hard, once it even woke me up from my sleep. D puts his hand on my belly every night and feels her kicking before he goes to bed.
Cravings: Hmm… I can’t think of any this week.
Best Moment this Week: Welp! We signed the lease on a house in town. We’re officially going to be “townies.” We scored a 3 bedroom single family house for about $700/month less than we’re paying now for our 3 bedroom townhouse. It’s  a lot older and a little smaller but it has a huge backyard and I’m really excited about it. I’m happy I won’t have to spend a couple of hours driving every day when I’m big & when the baby gets here. I’m going to miss the East Side (my favorite part of this island) but it’ll be worth it.
What I Look Forward To: Moving into our new house & getting started on decorating everything, especially the nursery!!!