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Week 24
~ Six Months!!

Six down, three to go!!! I went to the doctor this week for a regular checkup. Baby Claire's heartbeat sounds perfect. I am measuring right on schedule. I have gained 7 lbs, so that is a total of 18 lbs. I am feeling pretty good about that. Next month, actually it will only be three weeks, I will have a sonogram to check the position of the placenta. I have not bled at all. Doc said that was a good sign and the placenta has probably moved its way up.

Next month should be very exciting for Brooke and me. We will be celebrating our five year anniversary. I have a close friend that is getting married the same weekend of our anniversary. I can remember the feelings that she is having now with all the stress and excitement. I am a bridesmaid in the wedding, so my dress is a maternity dress. It is very pretty. Hopefully I will not look like a huge purple whale!!

Last night I was reading over my pregnancy journal that I kept with Allie. I was trying to compare some of the symptoms and such. I wrote that I did not start showing until 6 1/2 months. So I guess second time around I am showing about a half a month earlier. That's pretty good!! I also wrote that I had the nursery painted! WOW I haven't even started! I have a long way to go! I feel the stress about to come over me just thinking about it. Help?! They say things are very different with the second baby. I can already tell.

The biggest bothersome with pregnancy that I have been dealing with this past week is the cramps in my calves. I have been waking up in the middle of the night in tears. It physically takes my breath away. The indigestion is tolerable, still taking the Tums. The constipation is still there, still taking stool softeners. Need I say more?

Even though I have complained, overall I feel very well. I enjoy being pregnant and feeling this little one moving all around. It is a wonderful and joyous experience!

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