The Weekly Run-Down: 24

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's 2013 {well, in Aussie future-time it is!} & I am SO excited to see what joys it will bring.

How Far Along: 24 weeks pregnant & VERY happy about that milestone.

Size of baby: Yummo - we're a rockmelon this week! (Do you guys call it a rockmelon?)

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

You might notice that your baby is very busy during the next few weeks. Right now she's small enough to have plenty of room to move and groove in your belly. She may even respond to your soothing voice or the rubbing of your belly by calming down, while loud sounds or a tap on your belly could cause her to become alert. Also, because the balance-controlling inner ear has developed, your baby can finally tell if she's upside down or right side up, so moving around takes on new meaning.

Total Weight Gain: Up another kilo this week. I stayed steady for so long, it's kind of disappointing.
Sleep: Some nights have been good, some nights have been complete and utter hell.

Symptoms: I've had a not-so-nice symptom flare up this week - sciatic nerve pain. I couldn't figure out why I kept getting this shooting pain on my left side; it was awful. It'd start in my lower back, hit my butt & zoom down my leg - got so bad that I couldn't even put pressure on that side at all. After a few days of agony, it settled down, but I'm not looking forward to it flaring up again, which apparently is quite common in second and third trimester.

Cravings: Popcorn! Thankfully I managed to satisfy that craving when hubby & I saw 'The Hobbit'.

Gender: IT'S STILL A GIRL!

Movement: I saw my belly move for the first time this week - something I wondered if I would ever witness, being that I had a plus sized pooch to begin with. I was taking a bath when baby girl decided to boot me a few times. It was such a cool thing to witness. I've been feeling her move around a lot more in the late afternoons and early evenings, so that's been nice.

Maternity Clothes: Dresses, once again. The weather is scorching!

Milestones: Babies born at 24 weeks have a 40% {or slightly higher, depending on which website you read} chance of surviving with medical help outside the womb. Hitting this milestone was an important one for me.

What I'm looking forward to: Resting up this week & hiding from the heat. 

The belly: Hubby told me today that I was looking very 'pregnant' this morning. Er, good to know! :)
You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!


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5 comments:

xoxb said...

We call that fruit a cantaloupe in these parts. Yay for 24 weeks!

Jane said...

Yay for 24 weeks! You are looking so cute!

Katie said...

Love that blue, you look beautiful! Happy New Year :)

KT said...

You look GREAT! Yay for viability!!

Jessah said...

You look beautiful! I'm so happy for you.





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