Monday, February 1, 2010

Week 24

Here is what my week 24 belly looks like...

Yup! It keeps getting bigger!

Here's what's going on with Baby Girl Schaab this week according to
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound (which she was last week at the doctor already). Since she's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), 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 she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon. Your baby's unique hand- and footprints are forming. You may feel jumps as she has bouts of hiccups. In fact, it may seem like the baby is in perpetual motion. Some babies now kick in response to sounds and touch from outside the womb.

If you're interested in what the dad's guide to pregnancy says about size this week, click here. Just in time for the playoffs! Too bad the Bears aren't in!

How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: + 12 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Yes and loving them!

Sleep: Waking up a couple times a night with a lot of tossing and turning.

Best moment this week: Hearing our little girl's heartbeat at the doctor's office on Thursday. 157 bpm.

Movement: She is quite the active little girl. She seems to be most active at night time however I've been feeling her a lot more during the day... especially when I'm talking for long periods of time or reading at school. She also always moves when Mike talks to her at night time and when we play music to her.

Food cravings:
Fountain Root Beer.... still. I'm also a big fan of cantaloupe.

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Not yet. :)

Belly Button in or out? In... getting more shallow ever day.

What I miss: My back not hurting.

What I am looking forward to: Seeing the baby kick and my belly move. She kicks pretty strong sometimes, however I haven't been able to "see" it outside of my belly yet.

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