Friday, September 14, 2012

24 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:  Supposedly, 24 weeks is considered the "viability" week. Meaning, if I were to go in to labor and the baby had no choice but to come out, there is a chance the baby could survive. I also heard it means that the doctors won't tell you "sorry, you're losing your baby" but that they will actually try to help it. Obviously it would means months and months in the NICU, but it was an exciting milestone to pass, even though it's a bit worrisome to think about. So I don't think about it!
 How Far Along: 24 weeks
Size of baby:  Two websites seem to differ greatly here. One said baby was around the size/length of an ear of corn. Another said the baby would be around the size/length of a cantaloupe. Those seem SO drastically different than the other! Who knows for sure. I do know my baby is growing, because I sure am!

Weight: 120lb
Total Weight Gain: Finally, for sure, hit the 10lb mark this week. Eh. Whatever. It was a big deal, now it's not. :) One of those pounds is probably the baby, so how can I say no to that? :)
Stretch Marks: None
Maternity Clothes: Thanks to some friends and my awesome sister, I have seven maternity shirts so I mostly wear them now. They are the most comfortable. Jeans.. don't even get me started. XSmall are still way too big. I'd need to grow two more pairs of thighs. So I'm going to just buy some belly bands I think in the right color and use those until further notice. 
Gender:  GIRL!!!!
Names: Reese Elizabeth!
Movement: She is an active little girl! I feel her every day!
Sleep: It's been great!
Exercise: Walking the doggies every day! Climbing up and down our stairs every hour with the puppy. That has to count!
Symptoms: Nothing too bad this week! I think I got my first varicose vein. I wanted to cry, it was so ugly. But it's a small price to pay and I don't want to be one of those girls that complains about something so silly!
What I miss: Nothing!
Cravings: Donuts. But I don't eat them. Maybe once or twice a month. Other than that my appetite has been normal.
Aversions: Nothing!
Things to do: Find a dresser, paint her crib and set it up, find a wall decal!
Best Moment this week:  Feeling her so much. She is such a blessing! The other night I was sitting on the couch and she had some body part pushed hard up against my stomach and I could totally feel it, although I couldn't figure out what it was. It was so sweet KNOWING that was our baby.
Looking Forward To: Progressing more and more! My baby shower has been decided on and the invites have been sent out!

Sorry no pics this week. I emailed my doctor asking about the ultrasound pics but still haven't heard back. Hopefully this video will suffice. :)

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