Healthy Pregnancy – 24 Weeks

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How far along? 24 Weeks

Baby Size: A cantaloupe. He’s probably about 1.5lbs!

Weight gain: 6.5lbs

Maternity clothes? When I am not in yoga pants, I typically wear my belly band. Maternity sweaters have hit usage. I also like wearing Pat’s old long sleeves.

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Best moment this week: Feeling our little guy flip from one side of my abdomen to the other!

Miss Anything? Not needing assistance with my socks or shoes at the end of the day. I do not feel very big, but there are some days when reaching my toes is out of the question.

Movement: He is getting more active every day! Pat is able to feel him more often, and I am now able to feel tumbles in addition to his jabs.

Food cravings: Curry!

Gender: Boy

Looking forward to: My ultrasound next week with my Mom in town.

I write a lot about preparing my own food. I am a big advocate of knowing what is going into your body and the best way to do that is to make food prep. Sometimes though, I just need some prepared food. Here are some of my favorites based on flavor and ingredients:

1. Dr. Praeger’s Vegetable Pancakes – I am not sure if the name of these is a coincidence or not, but I am really into the simplicity of fitting vegetables in with these delicious pancakes.

unnamed-62. Trader Joe’s Soup – Almost any of the boxed soups will do. I love the carrot ginger, roasted red pepper and tomato, and the butternut squash. They are delicious on a cool day, especially as an afternoon snack.

unnamed-43. Quest Bars – I am obsessed with these. These are another great afternoon snack since they are packed with protein. They come in handy for an evening snack when I am really craving something sweet as well. They just came out with a s’mores flavored that might be one of the best things I have ever consumed, especially when toasted.

unnamed-54. Udi’s Frozen Pizza – This pizza is large enough to split, yet small enough for the portions to be within a reasonable amount of calories (instead of a half days worth of calories like many other frozen pizzas). These pizzas are also delicious.

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