How far along? 24 weeks How big is your baby? He has gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. He is almost a foot long! The size of an ear of corn! hehe Weight gain? I need to buy a scale. I think I have gained a good 10 pounds plus at this point. My belly is growing by the day. It is kind of crazy. You wake up one day and have a belly. Then from that point on I really feel like it gets bigger every single day. This little guy seems to grow outwards. Kind of like a torpedo. Which is nice because it is still possible to wear quite a bit of my normal clothing if they items are baggy over the the belly region. Strech marks? Not yet. To all of you mamas, when do these normally start to appear? I am paranoid... Maternity Clothes? I enjoy wearing my one red maternity dress from Target!! But for the most part I have made it this far with my sundresses. So far, being preggo in the summer time has been perfect! I mean I miss drinking daiquiris but the clothing situation has been much easier than expected!! Now I want to have my next baby over the summer too...but not for about 2-3 years ;) Sleep? As soon as I lay down to sleep, baby has a rave in my belly. It is crazy to watch my tummy move. But I love it. I start thinking about what he is up to in there... and try to figure out what position his little body is in. He has quite a strong kick. Luckily I can sleep through anything, and it doesn't bother me. Erik and I usually stay up for thirty minutes and feel him kick then I eventually pass out. Best moment of the week? Coming to Charleston with Erik and seeing Sarah, Hunter, Brooke and Brice at dinner. It was great to see my friends again. I have missed them!! Food Cravings? I crave slushies. If we pass a snow cone place, I have to stop. But overall I seem to eat more meals but smaller portions. It is like my belly can't seem to fit as much food in it now. So I eat constantly but I never finish my meals. Luckily Erik is great at eating my leftovers! Gender? Still a Baby BOY!!! hehe Movement? Constantly. Sometimes I can feel him for several minutes straight. I think he wants out. What I miss? We went out on the boat this week... I miss tubing and wake boarding. It is hard to lounge around all the time when I am used to being so active. Belly Button? Innie for now. But it looks funny! What I am looking forward to? Enjoying another day in beautiful Charleston with my hubby! Finishing up the renovations at the house!! Milestone? Made it to LA and back with baby on board. Long flights.... and I only had to pee once on the flight to LA! ha!
Interesting facts at this point of my pregnancy: In the past few weeks, the top of my uterus has risen above my belly button and is now about the size of a soccer ball.
Most women have a glucose screening test (also called a glucose challenge test or GCT) between now and 28 weeks. This test checks for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related high-blood-sugar condition. Untreated diabetes increases your risk of having a difficult vaginal delivery or needing a cesarean section because it causes your baby to grow too large, especially in his upper body. It also raises your baby's odds for other complications like low blood sugar right after birth. A positive result on your GCT doesn't mean you have gestational diabetes, but it does mean that you'll need to take the glucose tolerance test (GTT) to find out for sure.