24 Weeks Belly

24 Weeks BellyCarrying the baby has been a roller coaster this week!

Things started off on a bad foot, literally … for 3 straight days I had constant cramping in my right calf and hamstring, accompanied by pain in my tailbone. Walking was painful, sitting was uncomfortable and sleeping involved a night full of leg cramps.

Then Brandon picked up a maternity support belt – instant relief. It took about a day or so for the leg cramping to go away, but my back immediately felt better.

That same night, I was able to feel the baby move for the first time. I guess LBS didn’t care for the additional pressure the band was putting on my belly, so he was trying to kick it off. Rebellious already. : )

After feeling a few strong kicks, I had Brandon come over and put his hand on my belly hoping he’d be able to feel one. Sure enough, within a few seconds Brandon felt a tiny push. His face lit up and he asked, “Are you sure you’re not doing that?”

I also had a doctor’s appointment this week. Overall it went pretty well, the doctor said the baby’s growth is right on schedule and his heartrate was 157 bmp. Right now the baby is about the size of a #10 envelope and weighs about a pound and a half.

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