My Pregnancy: 24 weeks and counting…

6 months down and 4 to go! It’s time to get the show on the road Baby Bricken!

When I first heard I was pregnant I thought “4 weeks – 36 more to go. This is going to take forever!” And believe me, IT HAS! But now that the 4 month countdown is on, I’m starting to think that time is about to fly.  Before we know it, David and I will be welcoming our little nugget into the world thinking, “WOW! Those 10 months flew by.”

Now that we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, all things baby are falling right into place. Maternity photos are in the works, our shower is slated for April, we’re painting the nursery, and we’re looking forward to our next doctor’s visit, where we’ll have our 4D ultrasound done and finally be able to see what this little nugget really looks like. Will she really come out looking like the image or will it just be some sort of freaky 4D baby that doesn’t look anything like what I end up pushing out? I guess only time will tell:)


Nursery Paint


For whatever reason, my stomach isn’t cooperating with me again this week. It’s almost like I have a bug, but the “yuck” feelings only come on at night, so I know it’s pregnancy related and not me getting sick. The upside is that David and I have stopped eating late dinners, which we are known for, and have opted for healthy snacks instead. Rolled oats, shakes, fruit and protein muffins seem to be our go-to right now, which David is welcoming because even he feels better and he says his pants are getting looser (win – win!).

This week we had our week 24 doctor’s visit and it was a breeze. Doppler confirmed the heartbeat was strong and our mini-ultrasound showed she was doing great! Now the size of a cantaloupe, she is beginning to get a little crowded in there, so movements are becoming more and more frequent and I think I’ve finally “popped.”  When I told my friend Liz this (of course had to send her a pic of my belly) she replied, “Only you would send me a pregnancy photo from an elliptical machine.” Yep, that’s me! I think I may start a pregnancy photo workout montage to send her once a week 😛


My belly pop'd at 24 weeks!


Like I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, David and I like to bite off more than we can chew at times and this week has been no different. David’s birthday trip is officially on the books (Hello Palm Springs!), we bought a baby approved car (the two-seater just won’t work anymore), we’re moving full steam ahead on the house renovations, we have company in town Friday night, and are going to celebrate my sister’s birthday with her this weekend at our favorite resort in Newport Beach, or as I like to call it “The Happiest Place on Earth.”  Our constant on-the-go way of life sure does make time fly by, which I’m all for right now.


Car for the babes!


Workouts are going great this week too! I’m still aiming for 5 days a week – 2 hours plus a day. Something happened with my back this week and I’m not sure if it’s the pregnancy and extra weight or if I tweaked something from lifting, but it’s killing me. Lots of massage (I have the best hubby ever), trigger point with the lacrosse ball, foam roller and stretching to try to work it out and get back to 100% for next week. Since I’m so hard-headed I’m not letting the pain hold me back, which I know is stupid. At least I can admit it. Hopefully taking Saturday and Sunday off will help me be golden by next week!

Here I am at 24 weeks.  Hopefully this belly will start to resemble a basketball soon 🙂


24 weeks pregnant






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