24 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he’s almost a foot long (picture 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.


My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 112 days to go!

Weight Gain: +11 lbs (from pre-preg weight).

Symptoms:  Nighttime leg cramps have begun.  I could do without those.  Thankfully I had a heads up from Lisa to take a magnesium supplement if I started having them, and so I tried it last night, and taadaa!  No cramps.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing I can think of.  Just food, food, food.

Sleep:  The 2 nights of leg cramps sucked, but we’re back to normal now, I think.  Zzzzzzzzz.

I am loving:  LISA AND ADA GET HERE IN 2 DAYS!  (If you don’t count the weekend or the day they get here.)  So, that would be Wednesday for those of you not well versed in our visit-countdown methods.

I miss:  I just sat here for a bit and tried to think of something, but really, I’ve got nothing.  I’m leading a pretty charmed life and I’ve got no complaints.

Movement:  The trend I notice is that I get some good baby-moving action once I sit down after being up and moving around for a while.  I can pretty much sit down and within a few minutes, the movements start.  Oh, and I have noticed that I have felt him moving around about 3 or 4 times now while I’ve been standing up.

Nursery progress:  About the same this week as last.  The closet is now almost cleared out, though.  It won’t be long now till there are some little clothes hanging up in there!

Exercise: Nothing.  It was a really long busy week at work and I missed both Pilates and Yoga.  Only a couple more weeks till I’m down to part time and working from home, so these last weeks in the office are going go stay really hectic while I’m doing training and trying to clear up any old loose ends.

Diet:  OK.  This is kind of a boring subject so I’m trying to think of something else more interesting to replace it….I’ll keep you posted.

Looking forward to: Baby cheeks to kiss!  Going to the pool!  Shopping with Lisa!

Belly Shot: I know we missed last week’s belly shot, but trust me, it wasn’t that great a picture of me.  So for week 23 I’ve posted instead a picture of the new shirt that Scott got me as a surprise.  (Also, not a great picture of me, but just focus on the cute shirt.)

Here’s week 24!  It was SO hot outside..maybe around 100, or upper nineties for sure.

I feel like I look awfully big for 24 weeks, but whatever. I'm growing an athlete in there!

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