24 weegs pregnant. Speaking of 24, it’s a good number. Channel your inner Jack Bauer this week and be a hero.
What Can You Expect?
- Baby at 24 Weeks
- Size of Baby at 24 Weeks
- Mom at 24 Weeks (Pregnancy Symptoms and What to Expect)
- Dad at 24 Weeks (Tips and What you Should be Doing)
Baby at 24 Weeks Pregnant
You’ve reached the week of viability!
While this is great news, you really wouldn’t want baby to be born this early, as he would likely stay in the hospital for a few months).
The womb’s the place to be for now. Her lungs are continuing to develop. You’ll soon learn firsthand how powerful these little lungs are…sometime around 3:00 a.m. when she’s a couple of weeks old.
Baby can gain several ounces of muscle this week. Not in the Barry Bonds kind of way, but in the normally-developing fetus kind of way.
Size of Baby at 24 Weeks Pregnant
Mom at 24 Weeks Pregnant
She may kind of start to walk like a penguin. No, she’s not auditioning for the next Batman movie series, her center of gravity has shifted.
Don’t make fun of her!
This is around the time she’ll probably take a glucose screening test, which checks to see if she has gestational diabetes. This will involve her going to the doctor to drink a super-sugary drink, waiting an hour, then giving a vial of blood.
Definitely try to go with her if you can to this visit to help her pass the time. Bring a deck of cards or even a baby name book to find just the right name for your impending spawn.
If she points out her waddle-walk, tell her you think it’s cute. You got this.
Pregnancy Tips for Dad at 24 Weeks
If her libido is in the mood for the no pants dance, give it a whirl. You seriously can’t poke the baby; baby is safely out of the bone zone.
There is actually something playing goalie at the base of her cervix. It’s called a mucous plug. It’s just as gross as it sounds. That being said, sex may not be comfortable; you’ll have to find the right position where she’s comfortable.
Have you scheduled birthing classes yet? How about infant care and breastfeeding? Make sure to get those scheduled and bring a notepad when you go. She’s not the only parent who needs to be in the know.
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