I am growing..but were is it going?

24 weeks.
Today at 24 weeks I am very very visibly pregnant, no mistaking it anymore, however-somehow at my prenatal today I found out I have lost weight this past month. Doctors were not hugely concerned but kept asking me if I was eating enough ect..I assured them I am eating tons, I ate so much while I was in Toronto I almost burst. I swear I ate half my body weight in Sushi alone. The only thing I can think of is that I am still nauseous and vomitting alot, at least 3x a week usually, but it’s not typically a whole meal, just a mouthful (yum!). I have to be very careful how much I eat cause my stomach can’t handle it, however, I am eating a plenty and have no idea how I can possibly have lost weight.  At 24 weeks I am just around the 5lbs gain point and it has to be all belly cause the belly is large. I guess so long as baby continue’s to grow they won’t panic, she is at the small end (30th percentile) but growing consistantly and getting stronger all the time.

Otherwise all was fine. Don’t see them again for a month now and next Ultrasound is scheduled for the end of November. I imagine around that time we will begin with the Biophysical Profiles since I will be into my third trimester.

Next week is the Glucose Tolerance Test. Blah! I had it at 30 weeks with Evan so not sure why it’s so early this time. Anyhow, I passed this test with flying colours with Evan, but the Trutol made me feel sick and made me dizzy, which is why I tripped and fell and tore the ligaments in my foot, spending 3 weeks on crutches while pregnant with Evan. Not pleasant memories. Anyhow, here’s hoping I pass easily this time as well and don’t fall :).

Overall at this stage, this pregnancy has been easier then Evan’s was, his wasn’t bad, so this one is really good. I have almost no heartburn and when I do get it, 1 single rolaid will clear it right up. I had the brutulest heartburn with Evan, I took Zantac from months 6-9 just to eat and sleep normally. I also have no swelling of the extremities yet at all and my hands and ankles were getting puffy already at this stage last time.

So yes, all is well in baby land.

I am recovering from a blah! headcold and life has been so crazy busy that I was like a zombie, so today I took a sick day and come home for the hospital around 11am and slept until 3pm, ahh, lovely, lovely much needed sleep. I feel much better. Now if only my sinuses would clear up.

Ok a belly shot. Still dosen’t look as big as I feel.



About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on October 15, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. πŸ˜€
    Your belly looks perfect for 24 weeks! Sooo cute! YAY!

  2. that is a big belly!
    maybe you lost some weight (or didn’t gain) just because you had a cold?
    That sucks you still are nauseous. I have to watch my meal sizes too – so end up eating frequently!

    • Could be from the cold, could be just a lul, could be anything, but I know I am eating..I just need to eat like you, less more frequently.
      Last night dinner turned my stomach so I could only eat like half and I felt ick, so before bed I had a slice of bread with peanut butter to have something to tie me over.
      Nausea does suck, blah!

  3. You look so beautiful! Love the belly! It really is perfect!

  4. With Noah I lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks, I had such a up and down situation with my weight.

  5. i had the glucose test at 24 weeks with lily. my cousin had hers at 24 weeks as well. maybe your midwife just did things a little differently.

  6. Awwwww lovely belly. β™₯

    • Thanks πŸ™‚
      Sorry I didn’t get to see you while I was in Toronto. 😦 boo. I didn’t get to JVS either or to see Ayelet, all things I really wanted to do, just not enough hours in a day, I was streched so thin I came home so exausted, sigh.
      I wish I could go stay like a month.

      • Aww, yeah wished I could have seen ya but I understand don’t worry. I know how hard it is to see everyone and especially while you’re carrying a little one! It must have been so exhausting. So many people to see and so little time, we all miss you here. Maybe when things stabilize and if finances allow at some point you can do a month that would be wonderful but I’m glad you at least got to get away and come see some family and friends and just get away from the daily grind. πŸ™‚

      • I guess it was haha but I feel terrible for it, it used all the last bit of energy I had and has left me deflated this week haha. I look forward to re-flating? this weekend though.

  7. Hooray for your belly, it’s too cute!

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