24 Weeks

24 WeeksWeight this week: 121.5 pounds

Measurement around waist: 29.5"

Measurement around belly: 32"

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 1 1/3 pounds (Yay! We're into pounds instead of ounces!) and measures about 12 inches long.

Maternity Clothes: I picked up a few shirts from Goodwill the other day. It's fun to have something new to wear.

Movement: Lots of movement these days! It's usually when I sit down or go to bed. I think I've already felt this baby kick my ribs!

Cravings: Apples, apples, and more apples! Especially ones that are just a tad sour. I'm also still loving baked goods and veggies.

Aversions: Still disliking fast food. Ha!

Aches/Pains: I've been having some pain in my right side. Yesterday morning it woke me up at 4:45 and lasted for an hour. At first my midwife and I thought it was round ligament pain, but when I showed my midwife where the pain was located she thought maybe it was uterine pain. If I have another episode of the pain I'm going to schedule a doctor's appointment for an ultrasound, just to rule out another placental abruption or other complications. It may just be a stitch in my side, but I want to be sure!

Sleep: Sometimes I have great sleep, and sometimes it's broken. We're sleeping in Helen's room right now because we're renovating our bedroom. Helen and Reuben are noisy sleepers, so that keeps me up sometimes. And my back hurts really bad sometimes. If I move to the couch, the pain goes away.

Can any of you recommend a good maternity pillow? I'm in the market, but I have no idea which is the best brand.

Fitness: I'm still working out most week days. On days where I feel tired or achy I do lighter exercise or stretching.

Probiotics: I added a probiotic to my supplements: BioKult. I'll probably switch it up with Prescript Assist or another probiotic when I'm done with it.

And that's my 20 week pregnancy update! 

You can compare this week with my 24 week update from last pregnancy HERE.

Progress, Weeks 6-24

13 comments

  1. Congratulations! It's fun to see the pictures of your progression. I didn't realize you had a placental abruption before! We may have to compare notes sometime. They were major issues for my last two pregnancies. I also found any large body pillow (brand withstanding) to be a comfort from pregnancy. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristy! I wasn't aware that you had placental abruptions as well - yes, we should definitely discuss it sometime!

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  2. I am using the snoogle right now. I have used two others. The older style boppy maternity pillow was what I used with my 3rd pregnancy. I really loved it as well. The main thing that keeps me comfortable and asleep all night long is wedging myself so that I am "stuck" in a relaxed and comfortable manner on my left side all night. The snoogle does not do this as well, but it does provide complete support so that I can relax.

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    1. I'll have to check out the snoogle. Yeah, just having something to support my back and/or belly really helps!

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  3. I love your bump update posts! You are gorgeous, and I hope your pain goes away.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Rebecca! So glad you enjoy my bumpdates. :)

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  4. Erica, please read this link below. I am concerned about your health and that of your unborn child given your history of placental abruption.

    http://www.skepticalob.com/2015/10/what-if-your-baby-cant-get-enough-oxygen-during-childbirth.html

    Please see a medical doctor for an opinion before you commit yourself to another homebirth.

    Best,

    Diane

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    1. Thank you for your concern, Diane. I am planning on going in for an ultrasound to make sure everything is going well. :)

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    2. I'm pleased to hear that, Erica. There is always the danger of something going tragically wrong in any birth and, if it does, the hospital is never close enough. I hope the doctor has good news for you and that you will follow any advice given there. Of course, I wish you and your child good health and safety.

      Best,

      Diane

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  5. I've heard good things about this pillow. Maybe a little pricey. But there are others if you page down that aren't quite so much.

    http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Belly-Contoured-Pillow-Ivory/dp/B0002E7DIQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1446403016&sr=1-3&keywords=pregnancy+body+pillow

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    1. That looks like a nice pillow. Thanks!

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  6. I haven't used one myself, though I'd love to, but I saw a few bloggers review the Nest pillow a few years ago, and it looked amazing.
    I'm using a probiotic that's just fermented foods (but really well researched so it's a lot more powerful than home ferments), and love that one.
    As another homebirther (hoping for a 3rd smooth one in February!), I'm curious about the abruption worries. I don't remember that from Helen's birth story. That is one of my biggest fears with choosing homebirth, even though all around it seems to be best for my family. I'd love to hear why it isn't an issue to you with that experience.
    Love these updates! You are looking much more gorgeous than I am feeling these days ;)

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    1. Ooooh, that is a gorgeous pillow!
      I think I only mentioned the placental abruption in my postpartum recovery post, if I remember correctly.
      I want to keep an eye out for another placental abruption, but if it isn't an issue this time around I think home birth is the safest choice for a low-risk pregnancy.
      Ha! I'm definitely no feeling super gorgeous lately - more like super tired! I need to make a trip to the chiroprator...

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