Today I am officially 24 weeks pregnant or 6 months and entering my 7th month of pregnancy! Things continue to move along very smoothly and I’m feel very little discomfort aside from the usual tiredness which probably has more to do with burning the candle at both ends and not so much to do with growing a baby. To all of my bloggy friends: how do you think this pregnancy is going, fast or slow? I’m curious to see what people think aside from Mike and I. 24 weeks marks a pivotal point in pregnancy where we start to enter the age of viability which is frightening and exciting at the same time. I definitely do not want a baby to come for at least 12 weeks but more would be even better….there’s just something slightly reassuring that if something horrible were to happen from here on out there is a chance things could be ok.
Today is Thanksgiving for us Canadians and a chance to reflect on the things that we are thankful for so I suppose this would be the best time to state that I am thankful for my family that is with me, and the child that is in me….thankful that we have love in a world where many do not. I am thankful that we have had the opportunity so far to grow this baby when we thought in the beginning we might not. It’s an interesting perspective this thing called Thanksgiving….sneaking up on us once a year to remind us of all the wonderful things in our life we have to be thankful for.
The baby starts to really grow and put on more weight now as we get close to the third trimester of prenancy! Can you believe that? The third trimester…meaning we are nearly 2/3rds of the way to meeting our new baby boy or girl! I’m excited but trying to restrain my excitement because of all the other exciting events going on in the next two months! Here is an excerpt I took from a pregnancy website about how our baby is growing at 24 weeks….
When you are 24 weeks pregnant, your baby now has basic control of all of its senses — vision, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. He or she can swallow. Your baby’s head is still large compared to its body size.He or she is getting ready for life outside of you! Other fetal development that is occurring when you are 24 weeks pregnant includes the following:
- Blood vessels in the lungs are developing
- Your baby has almost fully developed eyelashes
- Your baby is starting to produce white blood cells, which fight disease and infection
- Your baby’s inner ear is now completely developed.
I thought that was pretty neat! The baby this week is about as long as an ear of corn! Weird!
No news is good news right? That’s all I’ve got to say this week! Tomorrow is my 24 week appointment with my care provider and I guess I’ll be scheduling my glucose tolerance test at some point soon!