How Far Along: 24 weeks
*That is not a maternity top and it was definitely working overtime to fit over my ever expanding belly*
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of an ear of corn.
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.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +12 pounds. I've never weighed this much in my life and it's odd seeing those number on the scale but guess I need to get used to it.
Maternity Clothes: Still primarily regular clothes. My mom took me shopping for maternity clothes last weekend. I bought 3 pairs of maternity pants, a shirt and a super cute dress. I wore the maternity jeans this week and they are pretty comfy.
Gender: Still boy parts
Movement: He moves quite a bit during the day and yesterday I could actually see his kicks on the outside of my belly which was weird and exciting.
What I miss: Not spending so much time in the bathroom
Sleep: Hit and Miss. Last night was pretty good.
Symptoms: It's getting really hard to bend over, putting on pants in the morning is becoming quite the effort.
Cravings: Sweet Tea!
Best Moment this week: Reaching what a lot of doctor's consider the point of viability. If baby boy were to be born now there is a chance he could survive outside the womb. Though I prefer to keep him baking for another 13 weeks at least.
What I am looking forward to: Doing more work on the nursery, we still have a LOT to get done and time seems to be flying by!