24 Weeks!


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24 weeks! That’s 6 months! Only 16 more weeks to go! Time seems to be going by fast, but not fast enough. My back has been killing me and it’s rather difficult to get comfortable these days.

Baby is about 12.5” long, 1.25 lbs, and the size of corn! I would assume they mean the length of corn, not width… unless Baby is REALLY skinny!! I hope not… Baby needs some skin on his/her bones!

Ok, let’s see what else BabyBump has to say.

Baby – With all the rapidly developing senses in your baby, he should probably be able to sense what is upside down or right side up. Your baby’s respiratory system is also rapidly growing, lungs are developing in preparation for breathing, moving amniotic fluid in and out of the lungs. For now your baby still gets oxygen through your placenta.

Body – Your uterus is roughly two inches above your bellybutton. Around this time your medical practitioner may perform a glucose screen test to check for gestational diabetes which affects around 10% of all pregnant women. It can be a risk to you and your baby if left untreated. Gestational diabetes can make vaginal delivery difficult, causing a longer labor due to the baby’s larger size, or it might make cesarean delivery required. However, the good news is that this condition often disappears for most women after pregnancy.

Health Tip – Between weeks 24 and 28 your doctor may recommend that you have a glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes, a condition that can affect the fetus’ blood sugar levels causing the baby to grow to large. The glucose screen test is offered to most women, especially if you are obese or have a family history of diabetes.

Um, ok. I think BabyBump went a little overboard with the gestational diabetes. Wish they didn’t put it in two sections; it was too repetitive. On that note, I will be taking the glucose screening test at my next midwife appointment, next week. I’m not worried about it. Not only have I never been overweight, but I don’t have a sugar eating problem.

I guess that’s all I really have to say about this week.

Well I noticed that the picture of the inside of the belly provided by BabyBump actually changed last week, but I just noticed it this week. So here it is.


So it looks like between now and week 26, Baby should be switching positions to head down! I didn’t realize that happened so early. I guess it makes sense, because as Baby grows, his/her space becomes more cramped. It would probably be hard to move to head down at the end of the pregnancy. Baby is already so smart! :) I’m sure I’ll find out next Thursday if Baby is facing head down. The midwives are so good at being able to tell how Baby is positioned just by pushing on my belly.

And now, because I was a slacker and skipped Sunday Stats last week, I will share a belly pic :)


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