Thursday, May 7, 2015

24 Weeks

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at about 1 1/3 pounds. Since he's almost a foot long (about the size of an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but 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.

I just got back from my 24 appointment and everything is starting to feel real now. We scheduled my c-section for August 20th. It feels so weird to know the exact day and time our son will come into the world. My OCD planner self kind of likes this but I also know things can change. 

Size of baby: An ear of corn 

Total weight gain: 25 pounds, yikes!! I just looked back at my 24 week update with Audrina and I gained the same amount of weight at this point (24 weeks). The crazy part is when I was pregnant with Audrina I was working out every day, this time around I'm not working out but I try to get 10K steps to cancel out all of my doughnut eating. 

Movement: Lots of low kicks, I feel them most when I'm at work sitting at my desk. 

Sleep: Sleeping well still, no complaints 

What I miss: Not feeling out of breath walking around, my belly is starting to feel heavier. 

Cravings: Lots of carbs, bagels, bread etc. 

Labor Signs: N/A

Maternity clothes: Pretty much all maternity besides my comfy clothes at home.
Best moments this week: Getting to hear the babes heartbeat this morning and scheduling my c-section. Thanks to my crazy pregnancy hormones, I was almost in tears (happy tears) when I left my appointment. I just can't wait to hold my baby boy in my arms. 

24 Weeks Pregnant with Audrina 

One last picture, too adorable not to share. This was Audrina last night taking care of her baby. She's going to be the best sister.

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