I hope everyone is doing well. I am just moving right along with this pregnancy. The baby is just kicking away. I had another appointment with my midwife about 3 weeks ago and have another one this Friday, which will include my glucose screening. At the last appointment, she measured my belly for the first time. I was right at 24 weeks and measured 26 cm. She said that they give you a leeway of 2 cm either way before they start to feel concerned. I wonder how I will measure up this time. The baby did just have a serious growth spurt. I had a cold one week where I had a fever for about 12 hours and wasn't feeling like eating a lot, so I lost about a pound that week. Then, when I weighted myself the next week, I had gained 3 pounds! Yikes! I weighed myself this morning and I haven't gained any since that last time where I'd gained 3 pounds. My total weight gain so far is about 17 pounds.
I am still enjoying being pregnant! I have started to feel a bit tired sometimes and I am still having round ligament pains. They seem to be multiplying. Almost every time I stand up after sitting for any amount of time (like maybe 30 min or more), I have pains under my belly on each side. If I stand up for too long, my right side near/under my rib hurts. I originally thought something had gotten jammed up in there, but now I think there is something stretching from the weight of my belly. It goes away if I sit down usually. But, sometimes if I can't sit down, it will spread to the same location on my back. I have had pain around my belly button off and on, but today I really wasn't sure I would be able to stand up all the way it hurt so bad just above my belly button. I am not sure if it hurt that bad or if it was just a scary feeling like I was going to pull something. I am mainly listing these so I don't forget. They aren't terrible and they aren't constant.
I have had some swelling in my ankles, feet, and hands. I had some a few weeks ago in both ankles and feet and it went away mostly except some in my left ankle and foot - but not much. Suddenly this week it is back with a vengeance and my fingers are a bit swollen. Ick. One benefit is the ease of shaving when your ankle bones are sticking out, though. I am definitely going to ask about it. I took pictures. I mean, they say you shouldn't worry unless it's excessive. Well, how much is excessive? And, if one leg is swollen but not the other, you may have a blood clot. I read that this morning on google. Great. Thankfully, my face is not swelling.
I will have to post some belly pics when I can get some loaded on my computer. I haven't really widened out any that I can tell. My belly is all in the front. It is kind of amazing how large it looks.
I love watching my belly jump around as the baby kicks. A lot of times, the left side of my belly is bigger than the right side. I am guessing the baby hangs out over there more.
I'll update again soon, hopefully, with a report from my midwife visit, glucose screening, and some pics!