Today is a big milestone. We’ve made it to 24 weeks, which is generally considered the point of viability outside the womb (not guaranteed of course, but a drastically higher survival rate than just one week ago). Whenever the babies arrive now, the doctors will do everything in their power to keep them alive.
Genders: Still a secret!
Size/Position of the babies: No update yet.
Movement: Mr. A felt movement from the outside! He can still only feel the bigger kicks/wiggles.
How I’m feeling: Pretty good. I think I’ve figured out that I get gaggy when I overdo things physically. I guess it’s a good reminder to slow down.
Weight Gain: Total weight gain so far is 11 pounds.
Stretch Marks: Yes, many of them.
Belly button: Still an inny.
Cravings: None. Still a challenge to find anything I actually want to eat.
Missing anything?: Wine. Thanksgiving with my family means many bottles of wine will be emptied. I haven’t been missing alcohol much this pregnancy, but I’m kinda mourning the lack of holiday wine consumption.
Labor Signs: None, still laying down for at least one hour in the afternoon. Sometimes my cervix feels…weird. Almost sore and heavy, like when I’m about to get my period. I’m sure it’s nothing, but it will be interesting to see if there’s been any change in cervical length at my next ultrasound.
Big appointments: We have our 24 week appointment with Dr. Z coming up on Monday and then we go in for our next ultrasound and growth check 2 weeks later.
Nursery updates: Mr. A is still working hard. The room that is to be the nursery is almost complete. Just some minor trim work to finish up and a couple paint touch-ups. Then we can start assembling the furniture and move it in there! I can’t wait to get those two cribs set up in there. Once our rocker comes in, I know I’m going to find myself sitting in there all the time, staring at those cribs and rubbing my belly.
Baby Purchases: Not much this week. Just a package of Snappi cloth diaper fasteners. We’re really going to have to start buying some baby clothes soon before I’m too exhausted to get out of the house. We only have a few things so far. I need to make a list of the things we really NEED so I don’t go overboard on cute stuff.