Week 24

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How far along? 24 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: I definitely don’t think you should have to answer this question when you get home from vacation, right? Otherwise I still don’t know anyway 🙂

How big is baby? Baby is the size of a cantaloupe. (btw I don’t like those… just saying.) Your 10.5-11.8in fetus weighs about 12.7-20.8 ounces and every week she gets closer and closer to being ready to survive (and thrive!) in the outside world. At week 24, baby’s progress isn’t just about internal stuff, it’s about her looks too. With pinker, more opaque skin, she’s looking more and more, well, like a baby.

  • Her see-through skin is gradually becoming more opaque.
  • And it’s got a new pink glow, thanks to the small capillaries that have recently formed.

Maternity Clothes? Well at first I was surviving on hubby’s shirts. Now those are getting snug. The belly eats up a lot of room. I did find out this weekend that Babies R Us (at least in KC) has a maternity section. I got 2 tops and a pair of pants for less than the cost of one item, that included tax. Score! Then we went back and I got 2 bras for about $8 a piece because they were all 70% off and then an additional 20% off. Sweet right? I also got a pair of shorts at somewhere, brain fart, for dirt cheap for this summer.

Stretch Marks? So after last weeks post I actually found one and two dots that soon will connect together to make a second. Sad day! I also have a really dark line from my belly button down my belly that I was wondering what it was, the bump.com told me it’s called Linea Nigra and it will fade after baby’s born. I guess you learn something new every day right?

Best moment this week? Going on a quick get away with hubby just relaxing and being us before baby comes. We also went to the doctor before leaving town and heard baby girls heart beat again. 130-140 beats per minute.

Movement? I think she’s taking up tap dancing. And her favorite place to tap dance is on my bladder. Hey kid, don’t make me come in there… lol.

Food Cravings/Aversions? No, not really but I ate sooooo much this weekend. 

What I miss: Not having someone stomp on my bladder all the time :). I also realized this week that as it’s getting warmer I’m going to have to give up my rings (wedding/engagement & my horse head ring) and that makes me EXTREMELY sad! I also miss sleeping on my stomach. I am a stomach sleeper and not being able to sleep on my stomach or back is just about to do me in. I wish I had detachable arms, so that I could take off whichever one I’m sleeping on that side because I have no where to go with it and put them to sleep.

What I’m looking forward to: Um…. getting Tbug and Peanut’s rooms settled. We’re actually switching rooms around.

Nausea/Vomiting? Other than dealing with the remainders of this cold, nope.

Labor signs? Oh goodness no!

Gender? We have had them verify it’s a girl 3 different times. Think it’s a girl?!?!

Belly Button in or out? It’s very flat and black and blue.

Wedding rings on or off? So far they’re still on but not for long. It’s upsetting me!

Sleep? Oh it depends. I swear I’m developing RLS (restless leg syndrome) which makes it very hard to get to sleep at night.

Weekly Wisdom: The heated seats in my car work really well with back pain if you’re driving for a while. Sadly I think back pain is inevitable. I got a prenatal massage this week. It sucked because I am 100% stomach sleeper and you can’t do that, so getting a massage you have to lay on your side as well and I put one arm to sleep and my shoulder that was worked on first hurt afterwards because I had to roll over and lay on it for the other side.

Due Date: Thursday June 26, 2014 was what we originally thought. Then I was told June 30, then July 4th, then June 26, then June 27 and after the 3-D ultra sound June 28. I guess she’ll come when she’s ready, right?

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