Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 24 Weeks.

It's been an incredibly busy week pregnancy wise this week, full of swelling & high blood pressure (scary since I had pre-eclampsia with Jydan), a midwife appointment, braxton hicks and doing up the nursery!

So I woke up one morning and my legs, feet and arms were incredibly swollen. I couldn't even clench a fist! And my feet were so sore. I knew it was a normal part of pregnancy, but since I had pre-eclampsia with Jydan I thought it was better to get checked, and there it was! A BP reading of 140/105. Not very high yet, but I'm normally 120/80. It's been up and down since, although not sitting at my normal reading, so I'm just keeping an eye on it for now. I got the nurse to check if there was any protein in my urine, and there's not.. yet thank goodness! But seems it's on the cards

On a positive note, I've been working on Caterpillar's nursery! Not finished yet.

Plus I'm super excited to be 24 weeks and be classed as 'viable'
Symptoms this week:
Swelling & Fluid.
Trouble Staying Asleep.+
Feeling Faint.
Tingling Head.
Increased Appetite.
Pelvic Pain.
Braxton Hicks.
High BP.
Weight gain: 5 kilo -that scales creeping up now!

Doctors/Midwives Appointment:
I had a really quick midwives appointment to check my blood pressure and protein. All was fine at the appointment. Doctor's appointment next Monday

 Next scan is at 27 weeks to check on the cyst on the babies brain.

Size of baby: 
About 600gms, and 30 cms head to toe!
About the size of an ear of a corn! And a ruler!

Baby's doing this week:
Their brain is growing rapidly!
Time left:
16 weeks!! 
Next Milestone:
Another Milestone passed, 24 weeks, yey!
Next milestone will be our 27/28 week scan!
Baby's Gender:
Will reveal after our 27/28 week scan.
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
All decided, woohoo!!

1 comment:

Rebecca Hope said...

I LOVE the nursery theme. So cute!!! Hang in there girl. I bet that is scary with the high blood pressure and the swelling. I was somehow able to pass all that up during my pregnancies but from all my friends, it's nothing to play around with. You get some rest and can't wait to know what you are having!!!