Pregnancy Update: 24 Weeks

19 Dec 2016| ,

How far along? 24 weeks.
Baby size: Baby is the size of a mielie/corn, 30cm long.
Weight gain: Still no weight gain from my initial weight – thanks to the dreaded Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness!). But slowly putting the lost weight back on…
Maternity clothes: Not yet…
Stretch marks: No new marks (a few from previous pregnancies)
Sleep: I am finally back to regular sleeping – no more insomnia!
Gender: It’s a GIRL!
Best moment this week: Enjoying holiday time in the sun and pool with our girls – great way to get some Vitamin D for baby, tanning the bump and keeping cool in the water.
Looking forward to: Christmas – such a happy time of year!
What I miss: Feeling 100% normal – I had another bad bout of morning sickness last week and I am still not my usual energetic and hungry self.
Movement: Lots – this baby girl is busy!
Food cravings: Greek salad – now that I can eat again, I am loving raw veg in a salad with feta cheese. And Coke to drink…
Anything making you queasy or sick: Last week, all food made me sick again! But mainly cooked vegetables and protein.
Labour signs: I’ve had one dose of Braxton Hicks last week.
Symptoms: Relatively normal again – not all day sickness, not too tired and not yet uncomfortable. Trying to enjoy it now.
Belly button in or out: In
Weddings rings on or off: On.
Mood: Content. Counting my blessings every day after a rough few months. It often amazes me how we take our health for granted each day.
Nursery: Not yet – in the new year…
Workouts: I have been to gym once since June and probably won’t be back this pregnancy. Time to take it easy…


  1. I love you and sweet baby girl already. This makes my heart so happy. Glad you are slowly starting to feel better. Hoping the next 16 weeks are extra good to you friend.

  2. You are the prettiest little pregnant mama ever!! Love that suit too. So excited for you – you all make the prettiest babies. I think you should have 100 🙂 XO

    1. Thank you sweet Ash – nothing like a first update at 24 weeks 🙂 Sending Christmas love your way x

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