Our Five Ring Circus: 24 Weeks-Hello, Baby Bump!

Monday, April 18, 2011

24 Weeks-Hello, Baby Bump!

My belly doubled in size this week!

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!).

: 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!

We didn't find out!

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:



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

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Congratulations! What a blessing!

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

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

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

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


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