24 weeks

cravings & such:  again, not much going on in that department.  i have been wanting cold and crisp food which i think is more about the 100 + degree weather than the baby.

the bump:  yeah, i have one.  and it does not like constricting clothing.

cool & cute things:  baby is growing steadily and has gained about 4 ounces since last week.  she is over a pound and is almost a foot long!  she is pretty long and lean at this point but will begin to plump up and fill out proportionally soon.  good thing, long and lean just isn't our style, baby girl.

new things:  her brain is developing quickly right now.  eek!  more placenta brain for me...  and her taste buds are developing.  those little guys will come in pretty handy around our house, let me tell ya.  the lungs are developing the respiratory tree that will help the air sacs inflate once baby girl is here.  her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

meaningful moments:  feeling her move and understanding her routine more and more.  she is one crazy baby.

the countdown:  112 days to go!  holy moly...we are almost under the 100 day mark!  24 weeks means we have four months (or less) to go!

current size: length of an ear of corn