Wednesday, March 30, 2011

24 Weeks

Well I am very happy to report that I made it to my big milestone - 24 weeks! This is a big deal, because most physicians refer to this week as "viability." That means from here on out, if the babies are born they'd have a fighting chance at survival! Granted each day, week and month they stay in my womb, the better, but it does feel pretty good to know that if something bad happened they would probably be able to survive with a great deal of help from the NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit). But so far I have no signs of pre term labor and my cervix is long and closed! All great news!

I had a growth ultrasound late last week, and the babies are doing very well. They are growing appropriately and they each measured in at just about a pound and a half, which is exactly what they're supposed to be for this week gestation! Although I have to say, cute little ultrasound pictures are getting harder to come by. These little babies are SQUISHED. It amazes me that, God willing, we still have about 14 weeks to go!

Overall I am feeling pretty good! My belly is getting larger so it's more uncomfortable, but it's not that bad yet. My back is pretty sore like all the time though. That's miserable, but I know it's just temporary! I have two baby showers coming up in April (so, VERY soon!) and I am SO excited for both of them!

How far along? 24 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up 20 lbs!
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants 100% of the time. Believe it or not, I'm still able to get away with certain non maternity shirts.
Stretch marks? A few white ones, ew.
Sleep: Sleep is actually getting BETTER! As long as I stay on my side, I'm pretty comfortable through the night, besides having to go to the bathroom 2-4 times per night.
Best moment this week: Passing THE milestone and reaching viability!
Movement: Yup, lots!
Food cravings: Eh, they come and go. I don't really crave one thing all the time. I just get a random craving and need to have it NOW!
Gender: We know, but we're keeping it a secret until our baby showers!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but getting shallow
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly
What I am looking forward to: My 1st baby shower
Weekly Wisdom: Rest/lie down when you can.
Milestones: Reaching viability!

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