January 14, 2016

Weeks 23 & 24

Week 23

Baby: She is the size of a large mango or grapefruit according to my apps. Her cute face is finally formed and she is working on gaining extra fat to fill it out. Her cochlea is full formed. She can now hear more than just my voice and most definitely is hearing Griffey and Deuce bark. Griffey recently learned to howl, so hopefully she enjoys that. The blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare of breathing.

Weight: I weighed 108 on my at home scale.

Symptoms: Cambree is moving much more frequently. I no longer feel her just on one side, she is all across my body. I am learning her most active times. My mom and Kennedy were finally able to feel her move this week. TMI, but this discharge nonsense is unreal. I constantly feel like I have peed my pants y'all! My bloody noses are officially gone! I haven't noticed many aches other than the weird stretching feeling in my belly.

Sleep: I have been sleeping great. Super thankful for that, I know my time of peaceful sleep is coming to an end pretty quickly.

Cravings: I haven't had any cravings this week. I still am eating the same things. I did get some new prenatal gummies, they are lemonade flavor and are awesome!

Clothes: I have been wearing sweats most of the time and some of them are officially retired. I am trying to put off buying clothes period, but know that I need to at least size up in a few pieces.

Random: Can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by! We are almost to the 6 month mark!

Week 24

Baby:  Cambree is the size of a cantaloupe or an ear of corn. She is officially close to a foot long, which explains why I can feel her all the way across my body now. She is continuing to pack on the ounces and is getting closer to being able to survive outside of the womb. Her brain is growing quickly and her taste buds are continuing to form. One of the books I am reading said she can now taste what I have been eating in the amniotic fluid and may react to sugar or spicy things. I did notice this after eating some Oreos, she was kicking up a storm. Her skin is becoming less translucent and more baby-like.

Weight: At the doctor this week I weighed 111 pounds, which puts me up 11 pounds. I was told that my goal weight gain is around 25 pounds... yikes

Symptoms: I am hungry all. the. time. I had my first braxton hicks contraction Saturday morning and since then every evening I have had them consistently. I have also noticed some indigestion, which isn't much fun. Little Cam is moving much more frequently. My bloody noses have disappeared. I am still waiting on that glowing skin and luxurious hair though.

Sleep: I have been having weird dreams this week, which have interrupted my sleep.

Cravings: I haven't been craving anything in particular, but I want to eat all the time.

Clothes: I was still able to squeeze into my skinny jeans for Church Sunday, but that is probably the last time as it was so uncomfortable! I noticed my shirts are becoming too short. I have retired some more of my beloved pjs and pj shirts... this growing belly is real y'all.

Random: Cam surprised me with a crib on Tuesday! He picked out a grey one and I can't wait to set it up! We are planning on starting the painting process this weekend, I have big plans for that nursery. He is going to be such a great dad and I can't wait for him to meet his little girl. Our next sonogram is in February and I am already anxious to see her sweet little face on the screen again.

Doctor: We had our 24 week appointment Friday and everything checked out well. I had my glucose test and it wasn't as bad as I had built up in my head. The drink reminded me of Hawaiian punch, but with extra sugar. It did make me feel a little weird and light headed, but that is probably because I hadn't eaten much that morning. I haven't gotten word about passing my test, but I also haven't gotten the "you failed" call either. I did get a call about my iron levels and they are showing that I am anemic and the Dr. suggested I be put on an iron supplement and take it twice a day. I've always had low iron so this wasn't a huge surprise.


  1. HOW did I miss this?? Oh yea, I haven't been around the blog land in a while. But CONGRATS!!!!

    1. Thank you! :) You are a busy mama now!!!