24 Week Bump Board ❤
It feels nice to actually have a second to sit down and think about my blogpost instead of speed typing to get it done before Matt starts rushing me to pack up everything to go home. Which is the case every week usually!
First and for most Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you all have amazing days with your families and Santa bought you at least one gift you couldn't buy for yourself this year. Brayden was definitely spoiled! I feel like every time I went to the store I ended up picking out more toys and clothes for him. As a mother buying him everything and anything is my weakness. I can't wait to post all the adorable photos of him on his First Christmas! I even bought him a tux to wear! ❤
Highlights and lowlights of my pregnancy week 23-24
After writing my post I would remember a symptom I had and never even mentioned because the questions that the weekly survey ask don't really revolve on how I feel just on what i'm craving, wearing and sleeping! So I am making a point to include my SYMPTOMS this post and future ones since I am, lets face it, in the down hill slope of this pregnancy.
The past two weeks I have actually struggled with pelvis pains! I can't believe I haven't mentioned this in my prior posts. With Brayden I had more hip pain than pelvis but since I didn't give my body much time to allow my hips to go back to their original size or even shrink a little i'm not surprised I don't have the hip issues and I am NOT complaining! With Elena because she is so much lower I am assuming she is putting a lot of pressure on my pelvis bone which is actually causing a lot of pain. I have noticed it gets worse when I am on my feet a lot and walking. Theres no other way for me to explain this than just simply saying my vagina hurts and some days standing after finally relaxing on a busy day is hard to do. Other symptoms I just started having this week is Braxton Hicks! My doctor said that they are common and nothing to worry about unless you are having 5 or more in an hour which I am not. Yesterday I caught myself having only 4 through out the whole day and one was so hard I had to breathe through it waiting for my stomach to release.
Since it's nothing to worry about it's kind of exciting to think about the fact that I am becoming so far along that I am actually having signs of labor! I feel like I just turned 20 weeks pregnant and found out that my baby is a girl. Now next week I am already half way to 30 weeks and I still haven't even bought most of her stuff because I am waiting for us to move into the house. There is so much I need to do in a short amount of time and I am not going to get any smaller or energetic!
This week's big developments: Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at about 1 1/3 pounds. 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 he hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.