We made it to viability!!! Woohoo!! Today is also my baby shower. MY baby shower. I still can't believe it. I am so incredibly grateful to have made it to this point.
How far along: 24 weeks Countdown to EDD: 16 weeks/112 days Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe
Physical symptoms:Effing hip pain, RLP Mood: Fantastic!
Total Weight Gain/Loss:About the same
Maternity clothes:I'm wearing mostly maternity pants and a mix of regular and maternity tops.
Best moment of the week: Today! Viability and baby shower day :)
Movement: All the time
Food cravings/aversions: Cinnamon raisin English muffins (thanks Chickin!)
What I miss:Sleeping without hip pain
What I am looking forward to:We're starting classes at the hospital this week!
Milestones: We made it to viability. For those who may not know, 24 weeks is considered the point in a pregnancy where the baby has a decent chance of survival in the outside. At this point, doctors will use any interventions possible to help the baby survive. Showing yet: Duh. I will post a bump picture when I do a shower AW post.
How far along: 23 weeks (and 1 day) Countdown to EDD: 17 weeks/117 days Baby is the size of a: Grapefruit! I love grapefruits. Baby can hear sounds now. That was obvious yesterday - we went to an NFL game yesterday and he was awake and moving ALL day long. Poor little couldn't get any sleep.
Physical symptoms:Hip pain and lots of stretching. I need to remember not to move so quickly. Mood: I'm still a little sensitive to random things.
Total Weight Gain/Loss:+10
Maternity clothes:I bought maternity pants this week and they seem pretty awesome so far. I've been wearing those to work. It's kind of like wearing yoga pants to work.
Best moment of the week: Seth and I started getting some more things together in the nursery so that was fun. It's starting to look like a baby belongs in there :)
Movement: Yep - he's wild!
Food cravings/aversions: Still craving French Fries and Lucky Charms plus cinnamon raisin English muffins and anything grapefruit. It's been months since I've had eggs.
Labor signs:No, thankfully.
What I miss: I missed beer yesterday, but not as much as I thought I would.
What I am looking forward to:Viability day and my baby shower - only 6 more sleeps!
Milestones: Baby's just hanging out and getting fat and strong for now... Showing yet: Yep! Not my most flattering outfit, but it was HOT yesterday and they're the only shorts that fit comfortably.
I had a great week. First, I put the crib together. It was really easy (thanks, Ikea) and it looks great! Next, I bought some really awesome tunic sweaters (Old Navy, regular women's). They are so soft and comfortable and they'll be perfect with leggings throughout the fall and winter down here. Plus they were only $21 each! And finally - my first stranger asked if I was pregnant!! I have a 59 year old man student and he guessed that I was 3 or 4 months along (I'm almost 5 months - ahh). It made me so happy. I've been waiting over two weeks to be able to say "Yes, I am pregnant". Oh yeah, I also left the lights on in my car during my 3.5 hours class. Somehow, the car started and I got home, but when we got in the car later that day it was dead and had to be replaced. I guess I got very lucky at work!
How far along: 22 weeks Countdown to EDD: 18 weeks/126 days Baby is the size of a: Papaya - almost a foot long!
Physical symptoms:Nothing new. I've been pretty tired this week though. Mood: Fine.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I didn't check. Instead, I had three (small) Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. For my second breakfast.
Maternity clothes:Still not needed, but sometimes I'll wear a maternity tee or tank.
Sleep: Could be better, could be worse.
Best moment of the week: The invites for my baby shower were mailed this week!
Movement: Still awesome! Laying in bed with my hand over my belly is my new favorite hobby.
Food cravings/aversions: French fries
What I miss:Having a left hip that doesn't hurt all night long
What I am looking forward to:September 28th - it's viability day and my baby shower!
Milestones: I'm still pregnant. Showing yet: Yes! (Trying on one of my new sweaters. It looks better when I'm not doing weird things with my arms.)
This was a fun week! We've been slowly getting the baby's room ready. It's all cleared out (or as cleared out as it's going to get). So far we have the new area rug and curtains. Yesterday, Seth and I went to pick up some furniture. We ordered a glider/ottoman set that was super comfy at the store. We also bought the crib, but the matching changing table was out of stock so I'll pick that up in a few weeks. We're going to leave the furniture outside for a few days to help get rid of some of the chemical fumes and then I'll start putting it together during some. Then I can start showing some progress pictures! Oh and I also found Halloween costumes for Binks and Bear! They're going to be crayons, but those pictures will have to wait.
How far along: 21 weeks Countdown to EDD: 21 weeks down, 19 to go! Baby is the size of a: The world's biggest pomegranate apparently. I've certainly never seen a 10.5 inch pomegranate. Baby is around 13 oz (or more). His taste buds are working now so he can taste all of that amniotic fluid he's drinking. Yum.
Physical symptoms:Lots of stretching - I think we started another growth spurt. I've also had headaches and nausea all weekend, but I don't know if that's related. Mood: Usually fine, but I cry easily from time to time.
Total Weight Gain/Loss:+7 lbs
Maternity clothes:Still not needed, but I did try out my maternity leggings this week.
Best moment of the week: Seeing Baby's little limbs kicking or punching through my belly and watching Seth's reaction when he felt his first kick <3
Movement: All day long and some nights!
Food cravings/aversions: Soda, but I'm trying really hard to resist.
What I miss:Nothing in particular this week.
What I am looking forward to:Viability day - 3 more weeks.
Milestones: Seeing and feeling Baby's kicks from the outside! Showing yet: Yes, most of the time but not enough that anyone has asked me if I'm pregnant yet.