24 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-by-Week

24 Weeks Pregnant

Well firstly, Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope you had wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations with your family and friends – I’m nearly 24 weeks pregnant!

Our Christmas was awesome – we went to my parents’ house and spent a lot of time having fun, catching up, relaxing and well, eating.  Hmm.  I will post about that ‘situation’ soon.

So tomorrow I’m 24 weeks pregnant so only 16 weeks to go – hurray!

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Mini is the size of cantaloupe melon apparently and let’s be honest, Mummy could do with eating more from that fruity family.

The really great thing is that I can feel Mini moving a lot more the past few days which is lovely and reassuring, despite the bad timing of it being when I’m trying to sleep.

I don’t think the Christmassy indulgences helped much with my acid reflux so Zantac is still my very best friend and I think the only other main symptom has been having a few dizzy spells.  Nothing worrying at all but I probably need to be a bit slower and more careful getting up sometimes as I suddenly feel dizzy and have to stop.  I do remember experiencing this when I was pregnant with Miss M too so I know it’s normal.

I’ve also been shattered too – think 1st trimester fatigue – I think it might be due to iron deficiency so I’ll try and get some iron tablets this week.

One thing I have been really struggling with and has added to my sleep deprivation has been itchy skin.  When I get in bed at night my tummy is SO itchy – almost unbearable until I finally get to sleep.  I did have a bit of itchiness with Miss M but nothing like this so I’m starting to think that stretch marks are inevitable this time around.  I do my best not to scratch but it’s Just. So. Hard!  I’m still using my Argan+ Oil so hoping for the best.

Otherwise I’m feeling good and have thoroughly enjoyed Christmas and New Year!

Hope you’re all well-rested and looking forward to what 2015 brings – I wish happiness and health for you all :)

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16 Comments

  1. 2nd January 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I wrote a blog post about babies night time movements just this past week – it’s lovely but can be annoying when you want to sleep. Sorry to hear about the itchy skin – it’s horrible isn’t it?

    • 7th January 2015 / 1:21 pm

      Argh it’s awful – so so itchy! I’m on stretch mark watch every morning :(

  2. 2nd January 2015 / 9:16 pm

    They so love to get active at night don’t they?! Both of mine did that. I think two of the worst pregnancy bits I had were the sudden leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night, and the constant heartburn! With first son I was only 21 and stupidly drank milk as it felt nice and cool and helped for a few minutes….however have since read it also makes heartburn worse so vicious circle!x

    • 7th January 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Ah they do – just as soon as I’m still and relaxing :) Ah I haven’t had the leg cramps yet but the heartburn is awful isn’t it – oh the things we endure! :)

  3. 3rd January 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Gosh it doesn’t seem two minutes ago since I was 24 weeks – baby boy is now 5 weeks old! Acid reflux sucks – someone recommended refresher sweets to me and even though I think they are vile, they worked! #weekendbloghop

    • 7th January 2015 / 1:39 pm

      Aww how lovely!! I hope these last months go quickly for me too :) ooh I’m definitely going to try refreshers, I used to love those!

  4. 6th January 2015 / 2:15 pm

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    • 7th January 2015 / 1:39 pm

      Oh thank you! I’ll take a look at yours too :)

  5. 7th January 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Hello lovely, now I must confess to reading this post with my Midwife hat on. Get yourself to the GP/MW (whichever’s care you’re under) as the dizziness will very likely be related to anaemia too. You need to tell them about the itchiness too, especially if it’s anywhere other than your tummy ie/ hands and feet? Ok, hat off now xx

    • 7th January 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Oh thank you so much lady! Yes I think you’re right as I’ve suffered a bit from anaemia in the past, even pre-pregnancy. The itching is almost everywhere EXCEPT for my hands and feet so I think it’s the expanding places – bump, boobs, hips etc. You’re wonderful, thanks! :)

  6. 8th January 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Some pregnancy symptoms really suck but in 16 weeks they will be gone and we will all get to meet Mini :D I am excited x

    • 19th January 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Oh hurray, thanks lady! Me too – I’m still in awe that an actual BABY is coming :)

  7. 9th January 2015 / 6:24 am

    Oh wow congrats-not long to go now. You’ll probably find it flies by. Hope you’re not suffering too much with the itchiness xx

    • 19th January 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much Amy! I hate to jinx it but the itching is still there but so much better :)

  8. 10th January 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Worth asking to be tested for OC, a pregnancy liver condition (I had it in my first pregnancy) and even made a small information film about it for ICP support. The main symptom is itching and a blood test will diagnose if you have it. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

    • 19th January 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks Vicki :) Ah I’ll keep an eye on it then, thank you! The itching hasn’t gone at all but it is so much better than it was. I’ll definitely mention it to my midwife next app :)

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