Bumpdate: 24 Weeks

How far along: 24 Weeks. 

Due Date: September 17

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: About the size of a a large zucchini. He’s weighing about 1.3 ounces and building up a layer of fat. Taste buds are developing as well as a thin layer of hair. 

Weight gain: 14 pounds. But I feel really big this week, like I went through a big growth spurt.  The skin around my belly is itchy and feels tight and my bump seems to be really sticking out there these days. 

Maternity clothes: I love all of the dresses I get from Target! I have multiple colors in the one pictured above and they are so comfy!


Movement: Still feeling very subtle movements. Ryan still can’t feel anything, even though he tries hard. 

Best moment of the week: Visiting my college roomie and bestie in DC. We got brunch and walked around a bit and visited the National Portrait Gallery. It was a really nice day despite the 93 degree heat. I quickly learned that I need to pace myself. I returned home with very swollen and red feet and ankles and a sore back. I spent most of the day recuperating. I used to return home from her place with a hangover, not I return home with pregnancy pain. Changes hah!

She got updated on my blog before I arrived and bought me mint chocolate chip ice cream to snack on while at her place since I’ve been craving it. So sweet! Props to Laura!


Looking forward to: Our Anniversary! And having Ryan home, he quit his job on Friday to devote himself to studying for the bar for the next two months. 

Food cravings: Ice cream, pizza, cheese. We had THE best goat cheese fondue in DC on Saturday at The Fainting Goat. 

What I miss: Mimosas. Margaritas. Not having back pain. Sleeping on my back and sleeping through the night. 

Mood: Happy!

Symptoms: Back pain. 

Nursery: Our glider was delivered on Friday and we got it set up in the nursery. It’s perfect! 

Loathing:  Loathing is a bit strong, but I’ll be the first to admit that being pregnant isn’t easy. Doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for this life growing inside of me one bit, but I’m having a hard time adjusting to all these body changes recently. I know I’m going to continue getting bigger and bigger but I already feel so off-balance with the growing bump. Add in the “mask of pregnancy” (redness all over my face and pimples) and the back pain and it’s not pretty. I feel like as soon as I get used to my body and figure out what clothes looks good, my body goes and changes again. 

Loving: Having more time to spend with Ryan and the sunny weather (even in the heat). I have a feeling this summer will be flying by and September and Baby Mac will be here before we know it. 

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xoxo Katie

  • I am with you girl-I think pregnancy is freaking hard! I hate to complain because I know what a blessing a baby is, and I don’t want to be insensitive to all the women who are struggling to get pregnant but man alive, its a hard 9 months! You are looking great though girl! <3 So happy to hear your little boy is growing and healthy 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      So hard! And I feel bad complaining, because, yes it comes with the territory, and yes, I feel so lucky to go through this, but it doesn’t make it any less hard. I’d rather be real about how I feel so other women can relate or be warned. You’re so close to be being done and meeting your sweet babe! I’m sure you’re so ready for him to be out now. I can’t wait to “meet” him soon!

  • That dress is so cute!!! And um goat cheese fondue? That sounds heavenly! I can’t imagine all the emotional and physical changes that women endure during pregnancy. Some bumpdates I read are all rainbows and butterflies and I know that they are being fake. I really appreciate your honesty by saying what you miss and that it can be hard sometimes. Because, that is life!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, yay for Target! Yes, the fondue was to die for. Like I could have eaten 3 orders on my own. It came with the most amazing bread too. I would drive the two hours to DC every weekend to get it haha. I like to be real on here, it helps to relate to others and warn newbies that pregnancy really isn’t all rainbows and butterflies, like you said. It’s hard work and tests you, preparing you for all that is to come. But growing a human inside of you is so weird….

  • I love that someone else is honest and real about how not fun pregnancy is — it’s the truth and doesn’t mean you love your little man any less!! And sometimes you just want a mimosa!!! I’m glad you had a good time in DC — the weather looked beautiful!

    • kwalshmac

      Of course I don’t love him any less…it actually means I love him MORE…knowing how much I’m going through to give him life and love him. We had beautiful weather this weekend, hot, but beautiful. Today it’s raining and only 62…what?!? Schizo weather for sure.

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