Welcome back to another pregnancy update, these weeks are just flying by! I am now 24 weeks pregnant and baby is now officially viable. If for some reason I was to give birth now, doctors would do all they can to help baby survive. Fingers crossed nothing like that happens though, I am happy to wait out the full 40 weeks of pregnancy. So, here is what has been going on with me and bump over the last month and how I am feeling at 24 weeks pregnant.
How have I been feeling? – To be honest, I have been feeling pretty stressed out. I am not blaming this completely on hormones though as there are other things going on at the minute that have been causing me to feel a bit under pressure. Things on the blogging front have got busy and I have a few sponsored posts coming up, I am so happy with this as I haven’t had much work recently but it all seemed to come at once! I’ve also landed my first ever freelance job filming a promotional video but I am struggling to find the time to get everything done. Leo has been quite badly behaved lately and we are hitting potty training pretty hard at the minute so I have not had much time to rest. Apart from feeling stressed over these things, hormones wise I’m doing Ok. It still doesn’t take much to make me cry and I can get a little grumpy sometimes but, on the whole, I would say I’m mostly my normal happy self. Oh, I have had a bit of Mum guilt recently as I feel as though my pregnancy is turning me into a bit of a rubbish Mummy to Leo, I can’t wait to be back to normal completely once baby arrives.
Any symptoms? – I have been getting pretty achy boobs lately and bump has grown a lot so I feel really heavy now, definitely need to go bra shopping! Hardly any of my clothes fit properly either (can’t wait to buy some new maternity clothes) and I’m spending way to much time in the mornings trying to find something to wear. In the last few days I have developed this really horrible pelvic pain every time I stand up or walk, I have no idea what it is. Baby is kicking away like normal so I’m not concerned, I guess it must be some kind of muscle pain? It really does hurt a lot to move around now, if anyone has/had this please let me know what it’s called and how I can help ease the pain, having a busy toddler means I can’t just lay in bed all day. Apart from this pain and the stretching body, I’m not experiencing any other symptoms at 24 weeks pregnant.
Have I done any shopping/preparation? – Nope, I still haven’t bought anything. I’m feeling a lot more chilled out this time around and baby’s due date is still 16weeks away, that’s plenty of time to get everything sorted.
What food am I loving/hating/craving? – My thoughts on food have pretty much gone back to normal now. I’m no longer starving all the time or desperate to eat/avoid certain foods. I have been wanting sugary food a lot more than usual but I am trying really hard not to act on it, I’ve already put on a stone and I don’t want to be gaining loads of weight just for the sake of it. Although if we have a bar of chocolate ‘perfect for sharing’, I always end up eating it all to myself.
Have I had any appointments? – I haven’t seen the midwife recently, my next appointment is at 28weeks. This week I have got an appointment with the nurse to get my whooping cough vaccine, I’m not looking forward to that as I’m not a fan of needles and I remember when I was pregnant with Leo I had a dead arm the whole day after – oww!
Have I felt baby move? – Baby is moving loads. The movements are still most noticeable in the mornings and at night but over the past couple weeks I have been feeling kicks after eating and the odd little flutter when I’m walking around too. Yesterday, Oli Leo and I were all lying on a blow up bed as we’d been staying at my sisters and my bump moved! We all saw it and were so shocked, this is the first time baby has made my belly move and it was so amazing Leo got to see too. Leo has been being really sweet, kissing and talking to my bump. Whenever he is talking really loud or singing baby starts moving around, obviously can’t wait to meet big brother Leo already.
What is happening with bump? – Baby is now the size of an ear of corn, about 30cm long and weighs about 600g. Baby’s little lungs are busy developing air sacs and he/she has developed taste buds too. I have been reading my weekly bump updates since I found out I was pregnant, I love finding out how baby is growing in there.
That’s it for this pregnancy update, if you have missed any you can read them all here. I will be back at 28 weeks after I have seen the midwife and will hopefully know a bit more about how baby is doing.
Just so you know, I will be uploading a gender reveal video this week to my youtube channel! I’m so excited to tell you all whether Leo is having a little brother or sister. If you haven’t subscribed you can do so here if you would like, I will also have a six month pregnancy update vlog going live soon.
If you’re pregnant too, how is it all going? Anyone else had this horrible pelvic pain? What do you think is hiding in my bump, boy or girl? I would love to know your thoughts 🙂
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