Information from BabyBump iphone app:
Your baby’s respiratory system is rapidly growing, lungs are developing in preparation for breathing, moving amniotic fluid in and out of the lungs. For now your baby still gets oxygen through your placenta.
Weight: At my doctors appointment last March 10, I gained 2 kilos after 4 months of trying to gain weight. Now I just have to maintain slowly gaining and eating healthy.
Physical: I still have a strong sense of smell that the slightest unpleasant odor gives me headache and makes me dizzy. The change of weather happening here in Dubai does not help since during this time I usually get migraines which makes me spend more time in the bed thus our house is a mess. Comparing this pregnancy to my first I think I’m on the smaller side now people asking me how long I am still can’t believe that I’m on week 24. The bump is much more obvious now and I am feeling our baby girl having a party inside.
Cravings: Salty food! Oh my I’ve been eyeing salty condiments from back home like dayok, bagoong, and tuyo! Whenever C see me about to grab that bottle of salty delight he is quick to remind that I can’t have them. Meanwhile since I have this craving C has been calling my attention that the meals I prepare are becoming salty.
V’s reaction: For the first time V felt the baby move and he was completely happy! As soon as he gets back from school he whispers in my tummy “baby, Kuya is here” and sometimes he gets a movement. The reaction on his face is just priceless.
Dad’s reaction: One night the baby decided to stay on the right side which gave me a hard time I let C touch it and he got scared (lol). According to C he could as if feel the baby’s bone. I think the baby is such a Daddy’s girl whenever C talks to the tummy telling the baby to let me sleep or to not give me a hard time this little girl listens.