Baby Bump Week 24 - 23w6d
My 24th week baby bump story

24th week

How far along: 23 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 53,8 kg (+ 5 kg / 11 pounds)
Belly size: Growing 🙂

Baby Bump Week 24 - 23w6d

Baby Bump Week 24 – 23w6d

Belly button in or out: Well, it’s kind of even 🙂 Still “in” though.
Sleep: As usual, quite good with getting up once.
Food (non) cravings: As usual – loving to eat everything.

  • Back pain from lifting too much weights, not doing that again.
  • I’ve had some leg cramps in the night twice this week.

Maternity clothes: Yes please
Stretch marks: No please
Miss anything: Nope, I’m feeling quite good.
Looking forward to: My winter vacation in three weeks!
(Best) happenings this week:

  1. Knowing that our baby can survive in the outside world!
  2. Registered for a prenatal class
  3. Looked at hospital #3. We both really liked it. Next week we’re looking at one last hospital.
  4. Got a hair cut after 10 months. Yay! (But forgot my wallet to pay for it…forgetting things might be another symptom I have)

Movement: Daily. I love knowing that I’m not alone.
Gender: Baby Boy <3 Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: Still trying to go twice a week, sometimes I only manage once due to a busy schedule. I go for a 30 minute walk though every lunch and walk a bunch of stairs. On Friday I went on the Crosstrainer for 30 minus (so proud I lasted 30 minutes, not because of lack of endurance but because it’s just soo boring) and then I made my strength endurance with a stretching cool down. I enjoy taking my time at the gym. The gym pants are getting tighter though, I guess I might have to buy a bigger size later on. But as long as my clothes don’t feel totally uncomfortable I’ll keep on wearing them.


My weight gain the last 24 weeks, taken from

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Baby Bump Week 23 - 22w6d
My 23rd week baby bump story

23rd week

How far along: 22 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 52,7 kg (+ 3,9 kg)
Belly size: Growing, luckily.

Baby Bump Week 23 - 22w6d

Baby Bump Week 23 – 22w6d

Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Getting up once a night for the bathroom. Sometimes I manage to sleep through until 6am though.
Food (non) cravings: Nothing unusual
Symptoms: Backache from lifting too much, I figured that out now. So next time I use the back machine I need to put on much less weights.
Maternity clothes: Pants
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: Nope
Looking forward to: Hm, looking forward to my Christmas vacation in four weeks which means only 18,5 days of work 😀
Best happenings this week:

  1. We narrowed our baby names down to six each
  2. I finally made it to my French Course on Monday eve without falling asleep before
  3. Had an OB appointment on Friday, everything is good!

Movement: Yes, daily.
Gender: Baby Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Sports: Twice a week, on the cross trainer for the warm-up, then 45 minutes strength endurance, then stretching as a cool down.

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Baby Bump Week 22 - 21w6d
My 22nd week baby bump story

22nd week

How far along: 21 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 52,2 kg – let the weight gain begin (+ 3,4 kg)
Belly size: I’m loving it <3 [caption id="attachment_3094" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Baby Bump Week 22 - 21w6d Baby Bump Week 22 – 21w6d[/caption] Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Good with the usual once-a-night toilet visit
Food (non) cravings: The usual, nothing extraordinary.
Symptoms: None
Maternity clothes: Pants and I bought a classic sweat pullover with hoody and zipper for my expanding belly.
Stretch marks: Nope
Miss anything: No, I got used to eating cheese not made out of raw milk and not eating fish sushi and not eating different types of sausages like Salami.
Looking forward to: My next OB appointment in five days!
(Best) happenings this week: Luckily this week hasn’t been too busy.

  1. Thursday: We looked at hospital #2. A huge thing in the middle of the city. It’s an teaching hospital and medically it’s got everything. It’s got an intensive care unit for babies which is a good thing. But I didn’t feel comfortable in the delivery room and in the hospital generally. We’ll see, we’re planning on looking at two more hospitals.
  2. Friday: We finally changed the tires on our car, we’re now winter approved. We also went to the baby store again to get informed about the price on the stroller we’re interested in. The bubby cooked a lovely Thai dinner for us.
  3. Saturday: Rest day, I did go to the gym for 1,5 hours though, cross trainer for 20 minutes and a bunch of weights for shoulders, legs, arms, back. It felt good. The boyfriend and I made lasagne in the evening, so good!
  4. Sunday: Nice German dinner at my parent’s place. It seems like ages we all ate together (yes, it does).
  5. Actually seeing our baby kick. It’s amazing although I have to admit I’m a bit scared when big-boy has 1+, 2+, 3+ kg and is kicking the insides of my belly.
  6. I figured out I only have 47 more days to work. Wow, that’s less!! Can’t imagine not working but I’ll guess I’ll get used to it. Plus I’ll be having a baby then I’ll want to spend every minute of the day with!
  7. We’ve narrowed down our baby-boy names to 18 each.

Movement: A lot, mostly. And not only do we feel it move, we see how my belly creates bumps because the baby’s butt or feet (or head? or nose?) is kicking against it. Loving it 🙂
Gender: Baby-Boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy. I’m pretty sure we decided on which stroller to get so that’s one point less to worry (not that we ever worried). I’m moody (or annoyed) when it comes to people telling me that “at 5 months pregnant I didn’t have such a big belly” or “your baby is getting to be a real chunk”. I’m short (160cm) and petit. If I don’t gain on my belly where else should I gain? Hips? Legs? Butt? My belly did grow rapidly from week 16/17 on, true, but I’m happy my boy is growing (and being neither too big nor too small for his “age”). But I don’t like it in general when people compare people to other people. Everybody is unique – why compare?!
Sports: I’m going twice or three times a week for strength-endurance and cardio. I love how my tight gym-tops shows off my belly. I’ve never seen a pregnant woman at the gym before except me 😀

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Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig
Fat and Thirsty

My boyfriend bought those kitchen rolls today:

Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig

Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig

Meaning “Fat and Thirsty”. In the circle it says “Fat as ever”. He never bought those, wonder if it’s an allusion to my big belly 😉


Baby Bump Week 21 - 20w6d
My 21st week baby bump story

21st week

How far along: 20 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 51,9 kg (+3,1 kg)
Belly size: Getting bigger day by day! My colleagues are like “whoa, where did that come from?” almost daily 😀

Baby Bump Week 21 - 20w6d

Baby Bump Week 21 – 20w6d – BA NA NAAAAAA

Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Pretty good
Food (non) cravings: Nothing unusual, I like to eat.
Symptoms: None
Maternity clothes: Pants only
Stretch marks: I hope not
Miss anything: Nope
Looking forward to: Finally deciding on which stroller to buy.
Best happenings this week: We saw our Baby-Boy again on Thursday at 20 weeks 5 days to have another big scan. Everything is very good with him, he was quite active again. On Thursday he weighed 372g, he’s finally getting fatter.
Baby Boy at 20 weeks 5 days

Baby Boy at 20 weeks 5 days

Baby Boy in 3D at 20 weeks 5 days

Baby Boy in 3D at 20 weeks 5 days

Movement: Almost daily I’d say, no specific time
Gender: Third time approved – we are getting a baby boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and undecided, regarding the stroller.
Sports: Started again, finally, lifting weights for strength endurance.

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Baby Bump Week 20 - 19w6d
My 20th week baby bump story

20th week

How far along: 19 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 51,6 kg (+ 2,8 kg)
Belly size: See my weekly baby bump photo

Baby Bump Week 20 - 19w6d

Baby Bump Week 20 – 19w6d

Belly button in or out: In, but not as far as it used to be
Sleep: Pretty good. I usually just need to get up once.
Food (non) cravings: I eat a lot of fruit and veggies and salad. But also meat and yogurt and bread and cereal.
Symptoms: None
Maternity clothes: Still way too long pants
Stretch marks: Nope
Miss anything: I baked a cake last night and I missed licking the dough off the mixer.
Looking forward to: Seeing my family today
Best happenings this week:

  1. On Sunday morning we both (the bubby and me) felt our little baby kick in my belly. My boyfriend was excited and can’t keep his hands off my belly now anymore.
  2. Bubby and me exchanged baby names last Sunday. Let’s just say we have a very different taste and it won’t be easy finding a baby boy name for our son. It would be so much easier if he’d just agree to every name on my list *sigh*
  3. On Tuesday we got a quite cheap diaper changing dresser from my co-worker which I am till painting white (2-4 layers). It looks nice.
  4. We went to the first birth info-evening at the closest hospital to us on Thursday. It was good, not scary, full of pregnant women and their partners (about 150). The head of the department was telling us what to expect at the hospital when we are going in for labor. The presentation took two hours and then we looked at the delivery rooms.
  5. On Saturday (today) it’s All Saints’ Day here, so my sister, my niece and me drove out to the grave of our grandparents and met with the whole family. It was nice because a lot of family members visited, so we all drove to my parents and went for coffee and cake afterwards. It was nice seeing them all again.

Movement: YES, felt it for sure Sunday morning, at 19 weeks 1 day.
Gender: A baby boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Sports: Still no, just the regular walk during my lunch break.

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