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I don't need a fancy vacation. I'd be happy with a trip to the bathroom by myself.

No bump picture this week, because this week sucked. I had a sinus infection, which was making the cramping worse. So my doctor prescribed an antibiotic to get rid of the sinus infection. It took care of the sinus infection, but gave me diarrhea for 7 days straight. Which…made the cramping worse. It also completely drained me of all energy.  On top of that mess of a situation, I also got a yeast infection. Which–you guessed it–made the cramping worse. It was basically the worst because I was very much damned if I do, damned if I don’t.

Honestly, I still feel drained from a week of that shit. (Pun intended) Plus the cramping still has yet to die down from all the stress.

Last Friday my mother-in-law took the two oldest girls for the majority of the day, which was such a relief. Mind you, I still had the baby, but it’s easier to take care of 1 kid than 3 kids. I wasn’t sure if the baby was going to be crabby and clingy with her sisters gone all day, but luckily she ended up being happier than a pig in shit. She hoarded all the baby dolls because there was no one taking them away from her, played with the shopping cart for as long as she wanted because Ary wasn’t around to take it from her, and watched what she wanted to watch on Disney Jr while taking up all the space on the floor in front of the TV because she could. She was the queen bee and could not have cared less about the absence of those pesky big sisters of hers. Which gave me a chance to read A Breath of Snow and Ashes and lay on the couch in between bathroom runs.

Aside from reading, I spent a lot of time on YouTube with the kids watching cake videos. We discovered my new favorite YouTube channel, ThreadBanger. It’s not entirely appropriate for the kids because they curse quite a bit, but it was hilarious. This couple tries out different pins from Pinterest and usually fail horribly. Eowyn has now decided that we should do cake videos. I would actually love to do that, so perhaps you all will see such a video in the near future. Baking and caking with 3 kids in the kitchen with me is quite the spectacle; I’m sure it would be entertaining to watch.

My awesome husband got me the special edition fancy package thing of the first season of Outlander as a wedding anniversary gift. So we have spent the last few nights watching special features together after the kids go down, which has been really enjoyable to go through. They put so many details in all the costumes and sets; I love that show.

Since I finally reached the 24 week mark, my doctor and I agreed that it was time to space my appointments out a bit, going every 2 weeks instead of every week. But after such a god-awful week, I wanted to get checked out just to be safe. Baby is still healthy and thriving, and cervix is still closed.

This post is lackluster at best, but I didn’t have much to work with. So here’s a video of Laurelyn running away from a diaper change. It’s at least entertaining.


Baby Stats:

  • Baby has gained about 4 ounces since last week, weighing in around 1 1/3 pounds and measuring almost a foot long
  • Baby is about the size of an ear of corn
  • Baby’s brain is growing quickly now
  • Baby’s taste buds are continuing to develop
  • Baby’s lungs are developing the branches of the respiratory tree, and cells that produce surfactant, which will help the air sacks inflate once baby is born

Previous Weeks:

23 Weeks

22 Weeks

21 Weeks

20 Weeks

19 Weeks

18 Weeks

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