Week 24

Your baby weighs 1.3 pound and is 11.8 inches long -- almost the length of a ruler! 

Your Changing Body 

  • Your uterus is now between 1 ½ and 2 inches above your belly button.
  • You will probably be feeling pretty strong kicks by now, gradually your baby's movements will start settle down, and there will be less "boxing" going on, as your baby has less and less room to move. 
  • Your babies first kicks and movements may seem random, but gradually your baby will be kicking regularly. You may notice patterns of wakefulness and sleeping throughout the day.
  • Enjoy each and every moment you have to enjoy your baby's movements!. It may seem hard to believe, but many women  miss the feeling of their baby moving around inside of them once they give birth.
  • stress and anxiety: This is perfectly normal as now you are fully aware of the little person inside you!You may wondering:  Am I going to be a good mom?  How will I know what to do?.  These are all perfectly normal feelings, and you partner may be feeling the same.  See For Dads.  Meditation, yoga, abd simply talking to other pregnant moms is a great way to deal with the stress and anxiety of being pregnant.  

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Your Growing Baby

  • This week your baby is officially considered viable!
  • Your Baby gains about 6 ounces this week. The weight is in muscle, bone mass and organs.
  • baby's lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree", and cells that produce surfactant (a substance that helps the air sacs inflate easily).
  • Your baby's muscle development has improved enough that it can suck it's thumb!
  • Taste buds begin to form.  If you eat or drink something strange or bitter, your baby can taste it! 
  • Creases have developed on your baby's palms.