Return of The Bump: 24 weeks

Today I am 24 weeks and 5 days pregnant. A small milestone has been reached and the poppyseed is now considered viable. If labour were to begin and nothing could be done to stop it, technically this baby could survive. So much in that the doctors will work to save that tiny life. Each day from now is a step closer to something amazing.

This week the poppyseed is the size of a corn on the cob, and measures around 8.5 inches long. Weight is 1.5 lb and it is gaining six ounces per week. Everything is growing and fat is being laid, ready for a grand entrance in November. And, excitingly, the poppyseed’s face is now almost fully formed. With eyelashes, eyebrows and hair. It’s still so strange to think that all of this is happening inside, and not a thing is felt on the outside.

That’s not to say the kicks aren’t being felt.

After initial concern about baby’s movements, the poppyseed has decided to make up for lost time. Or maybe the placenta has moved? Who knows. All I know is that the kicks are getting stronger every day and the other night I even had a body part sticking out of the side of my belly!

I am two weeks into a medication free existence. This is actually quite huge for me, after believing that I would never feel even remotely normal again. But I do. I still suffer from nausea, especially in the evenings, but it is nothing like it was. And for small miracles I am grateful.

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  1. July 26, 2014 / 10:38 am

    It’s amazing to be past that point isn’t it? Makes you believe it’s all really happening! The kicks help make it feel more real too of course 🙂 Glad to hear you are off the medication and the nausea isn’t as bad as it once was. Hopefully onwards and upwards for you! xx #blogbumpclub
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 26, 2014 / 8:48 pm

      Yes, onwards and upwards is the only way now! x x x

  2. July 26, 2014 / 10:55 am

    You are looking so well! Glad the sickness is waning, it’s not fun at all is it? x
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 26, 2014 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks lovely. The sickness has been awful so yes, its such a relief that its easing now! x x x

  3. July 26, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Congrats … It’s more than a small milestone … And to think every day they are getting stronger and stronger, it’s quite the miracle 🙂 good to hear less sickness too, long may it last! – #BlogBumpClub
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 26, 2014 / 8:46 pm

      Ah thank you, it’s such a relief to be med free now, and know that the baby is that little bit bigger too 🙂 x x x

    • ghostwritermummy
      July 26, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you! x

  4. July 26, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Yay glad to hear you are off the meds and feeling more normal again. I always remember feeling much more at ease when hitting 24 weeks, I think it was knowing that whatever was to happen at least they’d be given a chance. Hope the kicks aren’t keeping you awake 🙂 x
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  5. July 27, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Yay for small miracles – hopefully the nausea will continue to tail off and you’ll get a bit of a break! And yay for 24 weeks, it’s still incredible to me that modern medicine can work to help babies born that early – although hopefully your babe will stay nice and tucked up until November!
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 27, 2014 / 7:50 pm

      Yes, hopefully there will be no sign of baby yet!! And yes, being med free at last is wonderfully liberating. x x x x

    • ghostwritermummy
      July 27, 2014 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks lovely, it does feel great to get this far and med free too! x xx

  6. July 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Happy to hear you’re feeling less nauseous and congratulations on reaching another milestone. Loving the corn on the cob comparison, always used to compare mine to food items too. Why do we do this I wonder?
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 27, 2014 / 7:48 pm

      Haha who knows why babies are always compared to fruit and veg? I use the What to Expect app but all the main ones are the same 😀
      x x

    • ghostwritermummy
      July 28, 2014 / 6:24 am

      The early weeks certainly dragged, but now it seems to be flying by! x x

  7. July 28, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Hurray to feeling well enough to come off the meds! I remember feeling the same way at 24 weeks. After I had a little bleed at 23 weeks it made the 24 week mark feel like an even bigger milestone. Now I’m at 31 weeks and it feels like this pregnancy is hurtling past! Your bump looks lovely – here’s to enjoying pregnancy more now you feel better! Thanks for linking up to #BlogBumpClub again. xxx
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    • ghostwritermummy
      July 29, 2014 / 7:40 am

      Ah thanks lovely. Am loving our little bump club! x x x

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