November 19, 2009

24 Weeks

What's Happening with Joycelen?

  • She's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That
  • She's almost a foot long
  • Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop.
  • Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world.
  • Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

What's Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 15 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? All the time - except for one or two pairs of jeans that still fit since they go under Mama's belly.
  • Best moment this week: Joycelen kicking Mama so hard during the board meeting at work, that Mama's shirt moved.
  • Food cravings: Scrambled egg sandwiches
  • Belly button in or out? In.
  • Stretch Marks? None so far
  • What I miss: Being able to get up from the floor easily. With the belly it is becoming increasingly difficutlt to sit on the floor (to play with my nieces/nephews) and then get up again.
  • What I am looking forward to: Starting to put up the Christmas decorations on Saturday. (We are putting them up early since we are going to be out of town from the Wednesday before thru the Sunday after Thanksgiving).

What's Happening with Daddy?

  • Daddy has become an exercise machine. He is working out 3-4 times per week....often with Mama.
  • He is also planning the final details of Joycelen's nursery design (flooring, and an installation timeline).


Jennifer said...

Yum, scrambled egg sandwiches. Do you put mustard or anything else on them?

Kathie Brinkman said...

You look great! Is Doc good with your weight gain still? Just remember that it may start to steadily increase from here on out. So far you're doing so great with your weight. Good for you. How's the nursery coming? Please post pics when you can.

Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

Oh scrambled egg sandwiches sound good!!
You've got such a cute baby belly!! Isn't it great when you can actually see it move?

Amy Jo said...

Your belly is adorable!! Love the pic.