How Big is Baby: A little over a pound and a foot long – about the size of an ear of corn.
24 Weeks – Bumpdate
December 5, 2013 by Liz
Big Developments: My uterus is apparently the size of a soccer ball, according to BabyCenter. Well. That explains a lot. His taste buds are developing, so I hope he’s been enjoying the root beer floats I’ve had this week.
Food Cravings: Sweets, sweets, and more sweets. I couldn’t resist the pecan pie on Thanksgiving (and the day after) and lately, nothing sounds better than a warm brownie or chocolate chip cookie. I probably can’t blame all of this on the pregnancy though.
Food Aversions: Anything greasy. I’m considering this a good thing.
Other Symptoms: I’m feeling a lot more movement, most of it being pretty low, but he’s certainly active! For the first time this week, I could actually feel it on the OUTSIDE. The hubs has yet to feel the movements but there’s still plenty of time. Another, less cool symptom? Sore boobs. Like whoa. And if I’m on my feet too much, my back starts to hurt, particularly my sciatic nerve.
Sleep: Not great. We reverted back to co-sleeping with D when my folks were in town because we didn’t want to put them through “crying it out”. And most nights I wake up around 3 or 4 completely restless and awake for at least 30 minutes. Pregnancy insomnia, I suppose.
Maternity Clothes: Most pants and shirts are now maternity, as is my winter coat. I had to retire my demi-panel maternity jeans because they kept rolling down under the belly when I sat down or bent over, so now I’m rocking the full-panel maternity jeans all the time now. I kind of like them.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Getting my glucose test over with next week. Other than that, this stage is my favorite part of pregnancy so I’m just trying to enjoy it as much as possible before the dreaded third trimester hits.
Thoughts: I had high hopes for escaping this pregnancy without getting sick, but mother nature had other plans and decided to play yo-yo with the temps, causing some serious sinus issues which developed into a sinus infection. Wonderful. So now I’m taking a Z-pack along with Sudafed (both are safe for pregnancy) and just trying to survive life with a very energetic toddler while I try to kick this thing.