24 Week Pregnancy Update

  • October 5, 2012

So, I went to my 24 week prenatal checkup and all checked out perfect! I gained 8lbs since my last visit! That’s a record! I usually gain at the most 5lbs between my second and third trimester! Right now I am a whopping 138lbs and I’m only 6 months!!! My pregnancies in the past I usually weigh in at 145 at 9 months!! THIS BABY WILL BE HUGE!! I blame our unique taste buds this time around: Shrimp and sushi almost every week!! Ummm..come to think of it, I could use a California Roll! LOL

Today was my glucose screening test.This test checks for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related high-blood-sugar condition.

Glucose Tolerance Test
Some says it tastes awful, but to me it’s just like watered down  soda

Here’s R5 tracking at 24 weeks courtesy of babycenter.com:
Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound. Since she’s almost a foot long, she cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but her body is filling out proportionally and she’ll soon start to plump up. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Little mama is quite active in the womb! During the fetus check, she was all over the place. The nurse was freaking out because she never experienced so much movement during these exams. R5 measured a slight bigger than a normal 24 week fetus being the size of a 25 week fetus. I wonder if I will finally reach the 9lb mark!? I have pushed out big babies in the past all between 7lbs 6 oz an 8lbs 11oz!! We shall see!!

I will have pictures posted of the belly bump soon!

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