Baby Nugget – 24 Weeks!

Things are trucking right along!  It’s so crazy how fast the weeks seem to be going by.  Part of that is the fact that the last few weeks have been absolutely CRAZY at work.  I’m so exhausted by the time I get home I eat, shower, and jump in bed.  No joke, I was in bed at 7:00 Thursday night.  I was SO tired.  I was at work from 6:30am until almost 5pm, and I stood on my feet for 7 1/2 hours straight in surgery that morning.  I’m not sure how much longer my body or my baby are going to let me have days like that.

In other news, Morning Sickness has reared it’s ugly head again!  I thought I was well past this, but the last couple weeks I’ve been getting sick after waking up in the morning.  Thank goodness it only seems to be morning sickness and doesn’t last all throughout the day like it did earlier in my pregnancy.  Still, I’d rather it go away again!

Alright, here we go with the usual update!

Baby is the size of a cantaloupe!  At week 24, your baby’s see-through skin is gradually becoming less translucent and is starting to look more opaque, like your own, but with the beauty of a new pink glow, thanks to the small capillaries that have recently formed.  Plus, he’s getting heavier and now weighs 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.  He’s 10.5 to 11.8 inches long now, too — nearly an entire foot!  There’s a lot happening inside baby as well, and while his lungs have developed, they couldn’t work outside of the womb yet.  But the fact that his lungs are fully formed means that he’s closer to being ready to survive (and thrive!) in the outside world!

How far along? 24 weeks (This is considered Viability Day, or Vday, meaning that most medical
professionals would attempt to use intensive medical intervention to save the
life of the baby if it is born on this day or after.  A nice milestone, but 
baby boy needs to keep on cookin’!)

Total weight gain: +2lbs according to my scale this morning! Whoa! When did that happen?!

Maternity clothes? Still trying to find the right ones…

Stretch marks?  No new ones.

Sleep:  Can’t get enough.

Best moment this week: I’ve been too tired for anything exciting to happen.

Miss Anything? Sleep.

Movement:  He has been moving A LOT this week! I love it!

Food cravings:  Milk. Ice cold milk. Movie theater popcorn.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve thrown up two mornings this week. Not a happy pregnant lady. Go away morning sickness!

Gender prediction: Sweet baby boy!

Labor Signs:  No, thank you.

Symptoms:  Fatigue, bloat/gas, VERY frequent urination. Occasional round ligament pain. Sciatic nerve pain. Heartburn and indigestion. Shortness of breath. Morning sickness.

Belly Button in or out?  In.

Wedding rings on or off?  They fit.

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Pretty happy! And tired.

Looking forward to:  Fall! The weather is beginning to cool down (still in the 80’s but that’s a cool down where I live haha) and I can’t wait for Fall to be in full swing!

Next appointment:  September 24th – glucose test. Yuck!


2 thoughts on “Baby Nugget – 24 Weeks!

  1. I found your blog yesterday after googling something about femera (I’m about to start my first round – I hate clomid btw.) . . . I read every single post from beginning to end. You made me laugh and cry and I can’t wait to hear more about your journey. Congratulations!
    I’m TTC for over a year now. We did get lucky a few years back and do have an almost 3 y/o BOY who is a miracle child as well.
    I can’t tell you how much I loved reading your raw emotions. I felt like I was reading my own story. God bless you and your hubby and of course your precious sweet baby boy. I will keep you in my prayers.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! It has been a crazy ride for sure and I only wish I’d started blogging from the very beginning.

      Clomid is the devil! I hope you have some luck with the femara. The side affects weren’t as bad as clomid (for me) but I still got pretty emotional from time to time on it. I don’t know your personal situation, but Follistim (paired with the femara) seemed to be the game changing drug for me. Just don’t ever give up if this is what you want! It took us nearly 3 years to get where we are now, and as horrible as it was at times, I can honestly say I’d do it all over again if I had to 🙂

      I hope you get your BFP soon!

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