Monday, June 11, 2012

Victory #3

Today, I am 24 weeks pregnant, which means I have surpassed the point where we lost our first baby. It also means that our baby is now considered "viable". It feels really great to have gotten to this point and not be in the hospital, or even on bed rest. I'm very grateful.

Here's a look at week 23:

How Far Along: Week 23 is done!

Size of Baby as Relative to Common Household Fruit or Vegetable: Baby is the size of a large mango. As I mentioned earlier, it's pretty crazy to know what a 23 weeker looks like. So little, yet so whole. I can't believe our girl is that developed already. 
Weight Gain: I only get weighed once per month. I really hope I can hold steady at 14lbs gained
Gender: BABY GIRL!!!!!

Movement: I feel her most in the morning time and then after dinner. She always kicks me a couple time before bed. 
SleepI've been sleeping well. Still up at least twice per night to the bathroom 
What I miss: It's been hard to avoid shopping, errands and the like. But I'm doing it!
Cravings: There's not a sandwich I would turn down and I really crave soda, but try to limit it to a few sips from B's drink.

Symptoms: Not feeling any more pain in my side which is great. This week I felt some stretching in my skin near my belly button and pin prick feelings in that area and in my breasts. I went to bed Thursday with my feet aching. I woke up Friday and was in just as much pain. My heels were just throbbing and I could barely put any weight on them. Apparently this is common as your weight shifts, but I definitely didn't see it coming. It seems to have gotten better. 
Best moment of the week: Waking up on Sunday and knowing I'd made it past 23w5d. This baby is still way too little to be born, but I am very grateful to have gotten this far. We've officially reached "viability" 
Worst moment of the week: My anxiety has gotten slightly better and I'm learning how to deal. 
Dr. appt this Wednesday!


    Huge accomplishment and so many things to be grateful for. This little angel is patient and beautiful. Keep up the good work Mamma. All the little aches and pains are worth it.


  2. Three victories in a row! Hoping you're able to take a deep breath and feel some relief from anxiety. Baby girl is doing wonderfully! Yay!

  3. Yippee!! Congratulations! Wishing you many more wonderful weeks of pregnancy :)