How Far Along: 24 weeks 3 days
Size of Baby Newsham: Our baby is as big as an eggplant or 9 in, 1.7 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing maternity clothes and will continue to wear them until Olivia is born. God actually provided even MORE maternity clothes for me this week! A friend from church gave me a box of maternity clothes that I can use throughout the rest of my pregnancy. I am so thankful for God's faithfulness to provide for us during this time.
Name: Olivia Jane
Getting Ready: Jon's brother Josh is coming to live with us for a little while. Josh will be coming down to live with us toward the end of June. At the moment preparations for Olivia are on hold, because we need to get things ready before Josh comes. After Josh arrives we will shift our focus back to preparing for Olivia's arrival.
Movement: Olivia moved around a lot this week. She was especially active on Sunday evening when Jon and I were in Frisco, TX watching a Major League Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids. There were drums, screaming fans, and many other noises that had Olivia awake and moving throughout the entire game!
Sleep: Other than getting up every night at 2:00 am to use the bathroom, I am sleeping well. However, as my belly grows, I am getting to the point where I think I might have to add some extra pillows to my bed for me to cuddle with. Thankfully, my friend Meagan let me borrow her full body boppy pillow to use throughout the rest of my pregnancy! If you do not know what I am talking about, please click here to check it out.
What I Miss: This past Saturday, May 5, 2012, I had to work graduation at LeTourneau University. I am in charge of an awards ceremony and brunch that is held the morning before graduation. It was so frustrating that I could not lift anything. I was trying to show people how I wanted the room set up, but it was much more challenging than if I had been able to show them myself.
Best Moment of the Week: The best moment this week was when Jon and I bought our first gift for Olivia!! Up until Monday, May 7, 2012, Jon and I have not bought anything for Olivia. The be honest we have not had to buy anything for her, because people have been so generous to give us gifts for our little one. However, while Jon and I were shopping in Lifeway last Monday we found the perfect gift for Olivia.
Jon and I bought Olivia her first Bible! I could not think of a better gift to buy for our daughter. We bought her "The Jesus Storybook Bible". We have even started reading it to her each night before we go to bed. I hope that we can read through the entire book before she is even born!
Food Cravings: Honestly, this past week I have been craving more sweets and chocolate. I am not sure why, but that's what I've been craving. It was so bad one night that I made Smores in the microwave with chocolate chips just so that I could have a taste of chocolate!
Symptoms: Any pregnancy symptoms that I have are very mild. Thankfully, so far I have had an extremely healthy pregnancy.
Due Date: August 28, 2012
Next Dr. Appointment: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 2:30pm
Daddy: Jon is amazing! Please keep him in your prayers as he is going through some different transitions.