Hi everyone, I’m sorry for not uploading a post for the past couple of weeks, I never seemed to have time or the concentration! Since my last post we have had a 3D scan and found out that we are having a little boy!! Hubby was over the moon with the news and so was I. Heres a picture from the 3D scan.
How far along? 24 weeks.
How big is baby? Baby is almost a foot long (cantaloupe) and weighs about 1 and 1/3 pounds.
Total weight gain/loss? 8kg (17.6 lbs) overall. 2kg (4.4pounds) in the last 3 weeks.
Maternity clothes? Haven’t bought anything new but I have been wearing leggins and my maternity jeans a lot more often and nothing else seems to fit.
Stretch marks: Nope, I am using bio oil every now and then but haven’t got myself into a routine of using it everyday.
Sleep? I seem to be sleeping less during the night which explains why I’ve been so tired lately. Have been having a nap in the daytime occasionally.
Best moment this week? My friend gave birth to her 2 baby twin girls this week which I am so happy for her about.
Movement? His kicks have been getting a lot harder lately and sometimes I can sit and watch my belly as they are so hard that you can see them through my belly. Freaky but I can never stop watching. Have also been feeling him pressing on things like my bladder and making me need to pee!
Symptoms? My headaches have been a lot better since getting my new glasses but they still linger. Also I’ve been getting back and neck pain and aches which aren’t helping me sleep very well! The milk before you have the baby (colostrum i believe its called) had definitely kicked in as they leak a little bit every now and then but nothing too bad that I have to wear breast pads yet!
Food cravings? Still nothing major, apart from the occasional ice cream or fast food.
Food aversions? Nothing out of the ordinary. The smell of coffee still makes me feel sick, as well as fish since hubby has been eating quite a bit lately and the smell is horrible!
Gender? It’s a boy!!
Labor signs? No.
Belly button in or out? In, however, its definitely stretching as it looks really hollow recently and you can tell its been stretched lol.
What I miss? My boobs! LOL. They have grown so much and although some people like that, I think mine were big enough before thank you lol!
What I’m looking forward to? Not a lot to look forward to at the moment.
Milestones? None that I know of.
About baby: 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.
Thank you for reading, see you next week.