This is a big day. As of today, I’m 24 weeks along. Viability. I was told at 16 weeks (when Lulu the 105lb dog) stepped directly on my belly that they wouldn’t do anything to stop labor until baby was viable at 24 weeks. Well, that’s today. Today, if something were to happen and I had contractions, doctors would do all they could to stop them and if baby were to still come, they’d do all they could to save her. It’s a big milestone and I’m SO grateful to be here.
How Far Along? 24 weeks today… woo-hoo!
Size of Baby? 12 inches, head to heel, and 1.5 pounds
Maternity Clothes? =Oh yes. Even some of them are starting to creep up in the front and show the bottom of the maternity panel on my jeans.
Weight Gain? Lots. My doctor took me off thyroid meds to “see how I did without them” (even though my levels were perfect ON them) and in that time, I blew up. I’m now sitting at 14 pounds gained… eight of which was in the last four weeks.
Stretch Marks/belly button? No stretch marks, but my belly button is getting awfully shallow. I think I’ll be one of those pregnant women who have outties at some point.
Baby’s Sex? We are definitely having a girl!
Sleep? I’m back to getting up every 2-3 hours. Not that I HAVE to pee, but if I don’t when I wake up and roll over, it’ll end up being painful later. I thinks she’s sitting on my bladder a lot, so I have to go or it hurts holding back.
Food Cravings? Nope! Though I still can’t do super sweet stuff. I could handing able 1/4 piece of German Chocolate cake (which I normally LOVE) at Huzzy’s stepdad’s family reunion
Best Moment This Period? Finally being able to feel her move. And Huzzy feeling her for the first time. It’s special.
What I am loving? Still just loving having this opportunity to be pregnant and the fact that I’m obviously pregnant to those who don’t know me, either. Guys and random people have no problem asking about the baby because… it’s obvious I have one.
Movement? YES! Finally! I am loving it. All I want to do is have my hand on my belly so I can feel any kicks that are hard enough on the outside AND the inside. If she’s kicking hard enough, I just like watching my belly. Every movement makes me smile (which is kinda inappropriate as a member of a jury right now).
What I’m looking forward to: Continuing this pregnancy for at least 14 more weeks.
Other Updates… We finally have a name! It will not be shared on this blog, though, for safety reasons, but she’s named after six different people. She’ll continue to be called Skipper here… or maybe Sunshine.