This is me and Corn (apparently baby is the length of an ear of corn!) at 24 weeks and steadily increasing in size!
As mentioned in my last post, we were just a few days away from our 20 week scan, our last chance to see baby before it’s here! It’s amazing to see how formed baby looks! Look at that little nose, tiny foot and scary Terminator face! I’m pretty sure it isn’t a cyborg though..! The sonographer checked baby thoroughly for anything unusual and everything looks fine!
Allan rearranged the bedroom to fit the new cotbed we have ordered, and Mum and Dad took us shopping for our travel system today, so it’s all getting very real! Now that Christmas and New Year have passed and there are only 16 weeks to go we need to get organised!
Here’s the travel system we went for:
Later this week we have another midwife appointment where we’ll be given our MAT B1 form so we can organise maternity leave and pay, and get information on antenatal classes.
How I’m Feeling
I’ve definitely felt plenty of movement these last few weeks which is a weird sensation but great at the same time!
On the downside I’ve started to feel more aches and pains than before. I walk a lot at work and my feet and legs are getting tired and sore and I’m getting restless legs which drives me insane! It’s also getting difficult to bend and stretch as my bump grows and I get sore hips when I sleep on my side. I’ve bought a pillow to put between my knees in bed and that helps a bit, but sleeping on my back is preferable (when my back doesn’t hurt, that is!).
It’s all bearable at the moment though and I still feel pretty good overall!
What I’m Wearing
I’m back to my usual workwear now that Christmas has passed but my trousers are a bit snug so it’s time to go up a size! I’m hoping my cosy winter jumper will do for a few weeks til the temperature increases and I can get back to some lighter clothes and dresses!
What I’m Eating
I still love drinking milk, lots of milk, but my current craving is for ice poles and icicles and ice cubes! I found these mini Fabs at work, yum!
How does this compare to you at 24 weeks? Are there any products that you would recommend I buy? I’d love to hear your experiences too!