24 weeks!!
It still hasn't hit me.
My OBGYN office called last Friday to remind me of my "6 month check up on Monday".
I called Aaron in shock, "oh my goodness I cannot believe we are 6 MONTHS."
It feels like it's gone by so fast,
but at the same time,
some days feel really slow.

As I mentioned earlier,
I had my doctors appointment yesterday and got to hear my little one's heartbeat!!
Yay!! Best sound in the world.
It seriously melts my heart every time.
Blood pressure was good,
baby sounded healthy!
He weighs about 1.7 pounds and is a foot long!!!
(no wonder because he is crammed in there! He kicks away all day,
I think he is saying, mommy give me more room!)
My phone sent me an update Yesterday that said
"happy 24 weeks,
hahah what do you say to that.
Um... Thank you.
I think I just stared at my phone for a couple minutes, and then
went to the bathroom and pulled up my shirt and stared at my belly for a couple minutes.
Pregnancy really is just watching your tummy turn into a beach ball.
It's quite exciting.
p.s. I feel like I can now refer to it as my "belly"
and not just "Tummy"...
I only have one more 4 week appointment and then I go in every 2 weeks!
which is so exciting.
I was given this lovely stuff yesterday...
Glucose test is next time.
fasting and then drinking this as fast as you can doesn't sound very fun.
My favorite salad in the world (well one of them, I have lots) is back!!!!
Panera brought back their strawberry poppyseed chicken salad!
((it's only a summer salad))
(I have called them 3 times in the past 2 weeks to see if they knew the exact date it was coming back)
Oh my goodness it finally came.
Aaron took me to lunch yesterday,
and I was in heaven!
That's my craving this week.
and of course mangos.
I don't think that will ever change.

I have been lucky to still be able to fit into my clothes!
ha I realize that i have NO baggy clothes.
So my choices are getting slimmer.
I mostly wear my maternity pants just because they are comfy,
even though my husband laughs at me every morning when I put them on.
(Yes, those white short/capris in the pictures are maternity.. my mother in law got me them from The Loft and oh my goodness they are so comfy!!)
however the shirts are still a little big.

My 6.5 mile run yesterday had to have 3 bathroom breaks!!
oh my goodness and when it hits, it hits.
so I will just take off sprinting.
The people I pass probably think I'm trying to show off,
but no really guys, just trying to get to the nearest bathroom as fast as possible.
It's getting worse and they say it only gets worse,
ha so I will have to map out another run with a few more bathroom break options.

Pregnancy is all so consuming.
I feel like I learn something new every day.
Aaron and I start birthing classes at the hospital soon.
I'm actually really excited.
(I'm sure my husband is just thrilled:)... no actually he is excited too)
It's starting to feel so real.
Before I know it he will be here.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. You are too little to already be 24 weeks!! you are the cutest pregnant girl ever :)

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  2. So exciting! I love your new blog look. The glucose test is not so bad, it tastes like non-carbonated soda.

    1. Thank you! So much easier to work with now! haha ok, glad to hear it's not too bad... Can't believe how big your little boy is getting! so fast!!

  3. Look at that little tummy grow! :) Okay, so I decided that I love all your outfits and would just love to stare at your closet. bahaha! But seriously. And that new swimsuit you got-stinking cute!

    1. You are such a sweetheart! LOVE the new blog look! and oh my goodness, ha I wish I felt that way about my closet! thank you!! It's growing girl! soon it will be a huge beach ball. haha

  4. Pretty sure your tummy looks like mine when I just eat too much. Ha ha and I'm far from pregnant! ;)

    1. Oh goodness! NOT TRUE!! It's totally popping out! I didn't know you had a blog! awww yay!! You and your hubby are so dang cute!

  5. You are probably the cutest person I've ever seen. Love your post, and your darling baby bump!! =)


    1. Oh goodness.. You are too sweet. So happy I have someone to gossip bachelorette about! I seriously might need a bracket. ha I told my husband about it and he thought I was joking!!

  6. Haha I love the story about you sprinting to rush to the bathroom, I can just imagine! You're so tiny for 6 months, you lucky thing! Prettiest pregnant lady around :)

    1. Hahaha aww no! thank you hun! Yes sprinting to the bathroom is a must while pregnant! I die! Hope you and your cute boy are well!

  7. Good for you for running 6 miles at 6 months pregnant! That's insane. Keep it up!

    1. Haha you are too sweet! It won't be like this for long... but thank you!

  8. Karina, you have the cutest baby bump...good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!!
    New follower!!

    1. Ah Love your cute blog!! You are a sweetheart! Thank you! xoxo

  9. Wow you are too cute! I am a new follower :). I am so excited for you to have your baby. I hated that nasty glucose drink- just chug it!! Also, that salad looks amazing. have you ever eaten at Blue Lemon? They have a raspberry salad that looks really similar!

    1. Your family is darling! So happy you found my blog! The salad is amazing! Ah so good! And yes!! Ok, there was one built by my parents house but my husband and I moved to Texas, so we have only been like twice! It's amazing though! They totally need one here!!

    2. okay... just found out your husband is from the woodlands... I'm from Kingwood!!! Where are you guys living in texas right now?? So cool!!

    3. Are you really!? ah! we live in the woodlands now! Such a small world!! I love it! It's so beautiful!

  10. Super awesome that you are still running six miles, keep it up! I ran all the way to almost the end, those last few weeks I just felt too weighted down with the belly. It's no easy thing!!!!

    1. Good for you girl! Still running to the end! I don't know if I will be able to do that! Can I ask how far you were able to go?? I just kinda play it by ear, sometimes I feel good and sometimes I die after like 2 or 3 miles... so it all depends on the day! haha I don't blame you for feeling weighted down! I will probably just want to sit all day! Running is HARD pregnant! I totally agree!

  11. Girl! I ate the BEST mango every last night and it totally made me think of you. I've had the hugest mango cravings ever the last little bit. I sure hope that when I get preg I'll have healthy cravings like you. Such a cute little baby bump!

    1. Hahaha oh this made my day! You're such a cutie! I love that you thought of me! they are so ripe right now too! I am just in heaven! Lets hope they stay healthy... haha trust me not all of them are! xoxo

  12. Hi Karina- you were definitely the cutest pregnant girl I've seen :) i love your green stripped cardigan...if you don't mind could you tell me where you got it? love your blog :)))

    1. Hi cute girl! You are such a sweetheart! Yes, of course, it's from Anthropology!:) Found it on the sale rack and scored! xo

  13. Time flies quickly especially when you're enjoying every moment. Anyway, now that you've already given birth to Ryan, you have to continue taking care of your health. And of course, you have to go visit your OBGYN every now and then too. It seems that they do well in reminding their clients for checkups. Take care, Karina!