Monday, February 21, 2011

24 Weeks Update!

Yeah, sweat pants is about as far as I made it today.  Lazy Sunday!  This top definitely makes me look big I think.


How far along? 24 weeks.

How big is baby?  Just over 1 pound/12 inches!  Length of an ear of corn.
Weight gain? 19lbs  (I think)  (This 2lb/wk rate is getting out of control)

Symptoms? Not many!  My belly button is kind of shallow and it feels weird.  Linea Negra has been showing up the last few weeks.

Sleep? I can't stand sleeping on my side.  I want to sleep on my stomach already.

Food cravings? Milk and fruit.

Movement? Yup!  Lots more now.  Hiccups 2x/day for the last 3 days.

Gender?  It's a boy! 

Clothes?  Maternity Pants and some maternity tops and some regular tops.  I felt victorious this week when I found 2 regular tops I could wear without stretching them out.

What I am looking forward to? Painting.

What am I missing?  Sleeping on my stomach!  Maybe a random glass of wine!  Other than that everything is great.

Milestones? His body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Other? We've been tracing my belly each week (except last week) and I thought I'd take a picture after 7 weeks of tracing.  Here's the results:

As you can see one week we had a 'malfunction' (i.e. the paper fell off the wall).  My belly seems to be getting higher according to the traces, weird.


  1. Well your uter is getting higher right? So it makes sense!

    great idea.

  2. You're looking great! I stumbled across your blog while looking at women who are pregnant. I'm 28 weeks so it is fun to see other women who are close and share shopping ideas!

    You've got a new follower!


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