Sunday, April 24, 2011

24 weeks

How far along: 24 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: 19 lbs.

Maternity clothes: pants yes and shirts sometimes

Sleep: only side sleeping with a pillow b/w my legs

Best moment this week: Having nice weather so we can go play outside

Movement: Yes, especially in the middle of the night after I get up to use the restroom

Food cravings: nothing to speak of lately

What I am missing: ?? I'm feeling good and pretty much back to normal

What I am looking forward to: Garage sales to look for cute girl clothes

Milestones: Passing the glucose test (hopefully, we'll find out next week)
The 24 week doctor's appointment went well. I saw the midwife for the 1st time and she was very informative and more willing to sit and talk about my questions. The babies heart beat was 156 bpm and she is measuring appropriately. My blood pressure was good and I gained 4 lbs. in the last month. The midwife actually made me feel a lot better about the weight gain I've been experiencing. Her first comment was you have gained 6 lbs. more than you should have at this point. Then I mentioned how that was quite the coincidence since I started this pregnancy 6 lbs. lighter than I was with Sawyer. So she went to check on my weight compared to my height and she confirmed that I began this pregnancy underweight, by at least 7 lbs. Sooo, according to her (and I'm going to go with her explanation :) I should gain 25-30 lbs. during pregnancy plus the difference between my ideal and starting weights, which actually puts me right on target. Sorry if that's confusing, but I'm excited because while I know this does not give me free rein to eat everything at least I don't have to be so careful about what I eat.

And speaking of being underweight I think this is a direct result of my hyperthyroid rearing it's head for the 1st time. According to the doctor's ideal weight for my height I have been consistently at that number for over 5 years until approximately 6 months after having Sawyer. At the time I was just pleasantly surprised by how much weight I was losing with nursing. But in hindsight I now realize the weight loss was a thyroid issue as I weighed less than I did when training for a marathon despite that fact that I was eating everything I wanted and not working out on a consistent basis.

And in other trivial news I am pretty convinced that my belly button will pop out with this pregnancy. It never happened when Sawyer was gestating, but it's already looking like it might this time around.

1 comment:

  1. I'm living vicariously through these posts, expecting a baby is so fun and exciting! And your "thoughts on having a girl" post was beautiful, btw :)