Monday, April 11, 2011

24 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 24 weeks

Size of baby: She is the size of an ear of corn (about 12 inches)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Still only having to wear maternity jeans, but I have really loved wearing maxi dresses this week with the warmer weather we've had!

Gender: It's a GIRL! Lucy Pearl Giles

Movement: All the time! :)

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, waking up still about once per night to go the bathroom. Also, just recently started waking up hungry during the middle of the night, too.

What I miss: Being able to reach my toenails to paint them (still can, just not very comfortable!)

Cravings: Anything to do with pizza – hot pockets, bagel bites, actual pizza, etc. and mexican food! Yum! :)

Symptoms: hearburn/acid reflux still, although it is some better this week! I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection the past couple weeks. It stinks being sick while you're pregnant! :(

Baby Milestones: Her brain is 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.

Best Moment this week: Scoring some awesome baby clothes for you this weekend with your Daddy! :)

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