Monday, April 18, 2011

24 Weeks-Hello, Baby Bump!

My belly doubled in size this week!

DATE:
April 18, 2011

How far along:
24 weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
All loss so far. I'll know if I gained any back when I go to my 26 week appointment.

How big is baby? Nugget is about 12 inches long, and weighs just over a pound. I can tell, because he/she is packing a mighty strong punch (kick?)!

How baby is growing: Nugget's brain is growing quickly now, and his/her taste buds are continuing to develop. The 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/she hits the outside world. Nugget's skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon. babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes.

Sleep: I'm starting to wake up more frequently to use the bathroom.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Seeing my belly round out. It finally looks like there's a baby in there! Although Nugget still prefers to curl up really low in my uterus, he/she is starting to spend some time above my belly button (including putting a foot in my rib!).

Movement
: Nugget is constantly moving! He/She is strong!

Food Cravings: No cravings yet.

Food Aversions:
I'm still not a big fan of any food, but my appetite is bigger.

Morning Sickness:
I'm still sick 24/7 and relying on Zofran. I'm thinking it's here to stay until I deliver!

Gender:
We didn't find out!

Symptoms:
Strong and frequent Braxton Hick's contractions (especially in the evening), nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, and mood swings.

Exercise: Getting moderate exercise 4-5 days a week.

What I miss:
Feeling normal. I honestly forget what it's like to not feel sick!

What I'm looking forward to:
My 26 week appointment, and getting the glucose test (the following week) over with!

24 Week Picture:

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21 comments:

  1. Finally a baby bump.. yippy skippy :) love it!

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  2. Oh, girl so cute! I feel so bad for you being sick...thank the good Lord for Zofran, right? I hope it doesn't last the whole time...for you or me!

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  3. It would be amazing to see an x-ray (I know you can't do that) of HOW that baby is fitting in there! You look gorgeous!

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  4. Yay! Bump :) I thought I saw more of one Saturday. You look great.

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  5. Your baby "bump" is the cutest thing ever

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  6. I'm so sorry you are still puking! Zofran is what got me through Kate's pregnancy!

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  7. you still look great but glad that itty bitty bump is there :)

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  8. I can really tell now! Your bump is adorable! I can't believe that morning sickness is continuing to plague you though. :(

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  9. Nugget is finally announcing him/herself to the world :) Adorable baby bump!

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  10. That is the cutest baby bump I've ever seen!

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  11. You have got to be the cutest pregnant momma ever! :)

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  12. Congratulations! What a blessing!

    Thanks for stopping by It's a Mom's World

    http://www.theresagrisanti.com

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  13. Such a cute belly bump. I hope you are feeling better!

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  14. finally!!! and itty bitty tiny baby bump :)
    you look awesome!

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  15. yahoo!!! now you're pregnant! :)

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  16. I love your little baby bump! You still look fabulous.

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