It’s hard to believe I am already at the 24 week mark. It seems like it was only a couple weeks ago when I (finally) got my positive pregnancy test. Time has flown by! I looked back through the pregnancy photos and compared them to today. Here is a glimpse of the difference 20 weeks can make:
The picture on the left is at 4 weeks pregnant, and the picture on the right is from today at 24 weeks. I wasn’t exactly scrawny to begin with, but wow, that belly has really popped!
New this month:
1. I have been doing yoga 5-7 times a week which seems to really help with all my aches and pains.
2. I go to get my glucose tolerance test completed later this week. Fingers crossed!
3. We have all the clothes we need for the baby! My brother got a whole bunch second-hand from a family he knows. They are all nice and it was very reasonably priced. I am so excited for this!
4. I have figured out Morgan’s (this baby in my belly) sleep cycles based on movement. There are specific times of the day that he is extremely active, and then I can tell when it must be nap time because he will be still for a while.
5. I have gained some weight. I am only one pound away from being at my pre-pregnancy weight. I’m not sure how my doctor will feel about this, but I really am trying my best to eat healthy and make good choices. It bothers me way more than it probably should.
Not new this month:
1. I still need to pee when I need to pee and not a moment later.
2. I’m still pretty moody. Not really much of a surprise.
I happen to be sick at the moment. I have a cold, and I have to say, I am a big wimp. I can’t deal with the common cold without lots of Nyquil and Dayquil, but since I am pregnant I definitely can’t take anything. So, all-natural, pregnant-safe remedies it is! I drank some herbal tea last night in desperation and then had a freak out moment when I realized it had Hibiscus in it. I had never looked up Hibiscus previously, and when I did (after I drank the crap) I found that it has been known to start menstruation or uterine contractions. I did some kick counts on the baby and just tried to relax. Luckily, nothing out of the ordinary happened. I was definitely breathing a sigh of relief this morning when eight hours had passed and nothing happened. In another month, I get to see my baby again. There will be another anatomy scan to check him over since we couldn’t get a good picture of his heart at the 20 week scan. We also get some 3D imaging this time around. Fingers crossed for a free and clear glucose tolerance test!