Tuesday, January 15, 2013

24 weeks: then and now

I only have a few belly-growth snapshots from my pregnancy with Vicki.  I took one at 19 weeks, 24 weeks, 30 weeks, and 36 weeks.  Actually, I had my husband take them.  So, here's the side-by-side for 24 weeks with baby #1 and baby #2.

Definitely carrying higher!  Maybe that old tale about baby boys is right?

I'm not totally sure how much weight I've gained.  We don't have a scale at home, so I don't know where I started before I was pregnant.  Sometimes when I feel froggy, I get on the scale at my husband's grandmother's house, but it's about 45 years old.  It shows that I now weigh the same as I did at 24 weeks with Vicki.  I started off lower with her, and gained a lot more than I have thus far with Todd.  My midwives also don't have a scale.  They ask how much I weigh at each appointment, and when I tell them I don't know, they just ask if it feels like I've gained weight!  (Uhhh, yeah.)  Love it.  Unless I experience a sudden, very large gain, accompanied by severe swelling, they don't think that amount of weight gained is really significant for pregnancy.  It's sort of just a "well, the more you gain, the more you have to lose after the baby . . ." type attitude.


mama foosa said...

you look great! I love that they don't weigh you - if it's a healthy pregnancy, I think that's just unnecessary stress!

Emily said...

Thanks! You must be getting close to go time! At my first midwife, I requested that they stop weighing me about halfway through. It made my blood pressure skyrocket.