After a very scary incident this week, I can thankfully say that my little corn on the cob and I have made it through 24 weeks! (on 12/30/11)
(Average Measurements: 12.5 inches, 1.25 pounds)
- My nose has yet to unstuff itself. Put another box of tissues on the grocery list.
- I woke up 4 mornings this week with a bloody nose, after my usual A.M. nose blowing.
- I felt baby Mia moving ALL of Christmas Eve...the most I've felt her in one day.
- Dominic bought me a humidifier from Bed, Bath and Beyond to try and rid the bloody noses.
- I was literally in bed for 4 days in a row (2 in the hospital and 2 at home) as a result of our "Christmas Scare of 2011" incident. The other 3 days I was on light bed rest.
- I got an unwelcome sneak-peek of what contractions feel like. I experienced them all Christmas day and intensely that night, ending me up in the hospital. I'm still sticking with my all natural birth plan. I think I can handle the pain.
- Is it possible that my uterus freaked out because Mia had a sudden growth spurt?? I swear, my stomach grew inches while I was in the hospital! Once I was home, my tummy was feeling tighter and a little more stretched and I actually look pregnant now...and not just fat :)
- My love and trust for my fiance grew this week. He was everything I needed him to be during such a trying time. Oh, and he still can't take his hands off of me and my belly. The bump drives him wild!
Photo via www.babycenter.com
My phone's BabyBump app says, "With all the rapidly developing senses in your baby, she should probably be able to sense what is upside down or right side up. Your baby's respiratory system is also rapidly growing, lungs are developing in preparation for breathing, moving amniotic fluid in and out of the lungs. For now your baby still gets oxygen through your placenta.
Your uterus is roughly 2 inches above your bellybutton. Around this time your medical practitioner may perform a glucose screen test to check for gestational diabetes which affects around 10% of all pregnant women. It can be left a risk to you and your baby if left untreated. This condition often disappears for most women after pregnancy."