Sunday, September 23, 2012
baby is the size of: an ear of corn
how far along are you: 24 weeks 3 days
what's happening with baby: baby gained about 4 oz since last week, putting him a just over a pound. his brain is growing rapidly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. his lungs are growing branches of the respiratory tree, as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his lungs inflate when he hits the outside world. his skin is still thin and translucent.
due date: jan 10
maternity clothes: everything i wear is maternity, at this point, with the exception of a few open-front cardigans and a couple dresses.
sleep: not going well.
best moment this week: matt finally got to feel baby boy! and i've been feeling him much more often lately. i know eventually i'll be cursing him kicking my ribs or standing on my bladder, but for now, i absolutely love it.
what are you looking forward to: 24-week appointment on thursday. i am having some concerns about my ability to process sugar these days. i also want to ask the doctor about these red marks i have all over my upper body.
food cravings: cinnabon. i have not given into the cravings, though, because i am sensing that my body is not processing sugar well. every time i eat something moderately sugary, i get the shakes and i feel like i'm having palpitations.
food/smell aversions: nothing.
what do you miss: sleep. and being able to eat a normal meal without feeling uncomfortable for 2 hours afterwards.
symptoms: thankfully, the tailbone pain is either getting better or i'm getting used to it. but as i said, i'm having this weird reaction to sugar. and my back hurts. and i'm definitely feeling more emotional and hormonal.
gender: baby boy!!
belly button: in. but it's definitely stretching, and if i stretch the skin around my belly button, it starts to pop up a little.
rings: on, but had to remove them the past couple of days.