Tuesday, December 6, 2011

24 weeks and counting

Another week down, yea!!!  I am getting more and more excited as the weeks go on.  Brandon is kicking/moving more and more.  Last night I could feel him as he moved from one side of my abdomen to the other.  The pressure that he was putting on my lower abdomen while moving was incredible.  Then as he got to the left side he decided that my left hip was a good place to start kicking.   The majority of the time that I feel him is when I am either sitting down or laying on my side.  I wonder if I am cramping his style any and he wants me to get up a move so he has more room?!?  This wouldn't be so bad if he wouldn't do it ALL NIGHT LONG!!!  Between this and the bathroom breaks in the middle of the night, it's amazing that I can get any sleep.  I have been waking up about every 2 hours or so to either switch sides that I am laying on or go to the potty.  I cannot wait until I can sleep on my stomach again.  However, I will probably still be getting up every 2 hours or so with the baby so I guess my body is just getting me ready for all those sleepless nights ahead.

I am also really noticing the swelling in my hands and feet.  I went to put on a ring today and could not get it to  move past my knuckle.  I can't really wear any of my heels anyone becuase they feel to tight on my feet.  Even some of my flats are getting snug.  Definitely not a part of pregnancy that I was looking forward too.  I am just hoping that my feet will shrink back to normal size so I can wear my shoes again.

How your baby's growing:

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, 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.

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