I was officially 24 weeks on Monday and I can not complain, still feeling great! Baby girl is so unbelievably active and is kicking all of the time. I was just telling my husband the other day how I could tell she has grown because the distance between a kick and a punch is now further apart. She is also starting to do little flips and turns which, no matter how many babies I have, is just not a feeling I can ever get use to! It’s so exciting that the kicking and movement is visible from the outside and now her brother and sister can see!
I have the most boring and predictable pregnancies… which is a fabulous thing, however doesn’t provide me with a whole lot to talk about. Baby is happy, healthy and growing and I could not be happier!
Baby’s Development at 24 Weeks
Photo credit and information from whattoexpect.com
Your Baby in Week 24 of Pregnancy
Your baby is about eight and a half inches long and weighs one and a half pounds, gaining steadily at a rate of six ounces per week. Much of that weight comes from accumulating baby fat, as well as from growing organs, bones, and muscle. Those little ears of hers are getting sharper and can hear very loud sounds, from a yapping dog to a jackhammer. Also by now, that fabulous face is almost fully formed, complete with eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair. Is your baby a brunette, a blonde, or a redhead? Actually, right now her locks are white since there’s no pigment yet.
Your Body in Week 24 of Pregnancy
If your former innie is now an outie, welcome to the club. Almost every expectant mom’s pregnant belly button pops at some point as her swelling uterus pushes on everything in its path. Things should return to normal after delivery, though your navel (and some other parts of your body) might look a bit, well, stretched. Just think of it as one more badge of honor that only moms get to wear. What other pregnancy woe is pushing your buttons? Well, probably your uncomfortably numb wrists and fingers, thanks to carpal tunnel syndrome. (Don’t worry — the sensations will disappear when you give birth.)