24 Week Diary
Again! Where has this week gone?
It has come to the end of the 24th week already.
Why does these last few weeks seem to be flying way to quickly .
I went to see midwife this week and it was the most exciting part to hear baby bump again through the doppler.
As with all midwife visits, I had my blood pressure checked and we listened into hearing our baby's heartbeat .
I still wish for another scan due to the fact I am so inpatient for waiting for his arrival.
How is baby?
As they do not start measuring me until the next visit which is another 4 weeks time , I have no idea to how the growing is going but his heart is beating very well and the midwife was happy to feel him moving while she checked where he was lying too . She said as she was rolling the doppler over my tummy he was kicking at it .
I was told that I am carrying very low but baby is lying with bum and body to my right side and kicking his legs over the left .
She said that if I feel any swelling in my nether regions it is to be expected with carrying low but I do not feel this is happening to me yet.
Supposedly though , baby at 25 weeks will be measuring at around 30cm and filling out , looking more plump and baby like.
How am I doing?
Yes the belly is getting bigger , in fact it feels and looks about the size of a football and my uterus is now above my belly button .
I have only had one ache this week which is the fact that my ligaments are causing me some pains but nothing I can not manage.
They only seem to be causing me grief when I do the school run (well waddle).
Other than I am feeling great again this week.
My energy feels at its best and I most certainly do not feel as though the mood swings are heightening as they have been . I feel rather calm actually and the house seems a little less stressed .
I have found shower trips a nightmare and actually asked for a bath to be fitted as I can no longer deal with standing showering and shaving for a long length of time and I am sure it will become more uncomfortable later on as I become larger.
Sleeping is great, I tend to be sleeping more comfortably at the moment , more of a deep sleep to which means I wake better in the morning.
My clothes are getting tighter and even those trusted stretchy pants and trousers have now become too tight to wear.
Looks like new underwear and leggings are needed otherwise I am going to be living in maxi dresses until October.
I have had an increase in breasts leaking and the movement from baby is now constant now. It most certainly feels real and I am enjoying every moment now.
For the 24th week of this pregnancy it seems that my husband, children and I have become a little more closer to our bump and we seem to becoming more aware that he is actually in there having his own little party.
Only 15 weeks more to go now
25/6/2015 04:12:59 pm
Is it not called a doppler?
26/6/2015 05:35:06 am
Ah isn't the body a wonderful thing? I remember all those little changes, so magical - if a little freaky at times! Not long to go now.
26/6/2015 09:58:20 am
The weeks fly by don't they. It's lovely to hear that you've all been brought closer together x
26/6/2015 03:54:48 pm
There is nothing much better than the reassuring sound of the heartbeat. I always loved that
26/6/2015 04:53:50 pm
I hope you manage to get a bath sorted to make washing easier. x
27/6/2015 12:08:11 am
It's great when baby is moving enough for others to be able to feel him/her.
28/6/2015 08:19:59 am
Glad to hear you're relaxed and not stressing. Home straight is already creeping up! Exciting times...
29/6/2015 02:14:53 am
Such an exciting time, makes me almost broody.....almost!!
1/7/2015 03:19:33 am
Aww only 15 weeks left. I usually prefer showering to a bath although during pregnancy I need my baths to relax x
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