Tuesday, August 24, 2010

24 weeks! Viability!!!

How Far Along? 24 weeks

Maternity Clothes? No new purchases but now that the weather is getting relatively cooler I might need to get another pair of jeans because I only have one pair and I won't be able to wear cute summer dresses much longer.

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? No problems. I'm scared for next week though when I return to work. I think I might be very sleepy! I have been on a horrible schedule of going to sleep around 2am and waking up around 11am! It'll be tough to switch to 7am wake ups!

Best Moment of the Week? Viability day! Had a non-eventful OB appt yesterday. It was great to be told I was growing perfect, 4 pound weight gain (good since I gained nothing between 16 and 20 weeks), great b.p. and scheduled my next appt for 3 weeks for my glucose test (ugh).
And registering for prenatal classes at my hospital! We have to start them a bit earlier than I hoped since they have one session from Sept 22-Oct27 and another from Nov 10-Dec 15 (which will be too late for us!) Oh well! The classes are 6:30-8:30 on Wed evenings.

Movement? Lots! I can feel it and see it! And the other morning I woke up and had a really weird shaped belly. I felt around and there was one circle area that was totally sticking out and harder. It was definitely a head or a butt sticking out! Very cool!

Food Cravings? Not really.

Gender? We'll get another look and hopefully confirm that she is in fact a girl in about 6 weeks!

What I miss? Nothing. Except being in early July and still having a ton of my summer left! It is coming to an end too fast!!!

What I'm looking forward to? If I have to go back to work....I'm looking forward to seeing my students who didn't know I was pregnant and will be excited to see my belly!

Weekly Wisdom: Baby gear is freakin' expensive!!!! Figure we will spend around $4000-$5000 on crib, stroller, car seat, change table, glider! That's nuts! Oh and hubs thought we could just buy a stoller off Craigslist like this:

No joke. He got a rude awakening!!!
Milestones: V-day!

Emotions: Pretty good. Just feeling sad and a bit "homesick". Now that we are having a baby I wish we lived closer to my family. I know we are only an hour away but its just not the same as being able to just stop in for a chat or for dinner at any time!
Here are my 24 week pics. Notice my cutie Cosmo inspecting my belly in the last one! Ha ha! I love him!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! And if you have a chance go over and wish EGG a HUGE congrats on her TWINS!!!! Both her and A+B had some great luck with Dr. Awesome!!! Congrats guys!


  1. Your belly is GORGEOUS! You look absolultey fantastic and a huge congrats on viability reached!

    Thanks for the encourgaement on my blog. I just woke up from a great nap in the recliner so I'm hoping that will help with something!

  2. Your belly is so adorable!! And your tan? Jealous! :) Little Cosmo is so precious in that last one. My dog does the same thing during pictures of my belly. :) I love your movement story and can't wait until I can feel a butt or a face. :)

  3. Congrats on this HUGE milestone! You look great! Hopefully you'll adapt to the new schedule quickly - only a few more months until maternity leave :)

    Thanks for the shout out. Isn't it crazy?!

  4. Your belly is adorable!! Oh and the stoller....hysterical! Men! :O)

  5. You look so cute! CONGRATS on viability! Such a huge milestone!

  6. You are so dang cute!! I think you get the prize for the best baby bump in blogging! ;)

  7. Congratulations on 24 weeks!!! You look fantastic!! I am right there with you on nursery furniture sticker shock!! I am so glad everything is going so well for you!

  8. YAYY for Viability! That's great. I was dying laughing at the Dora stroller haha

  9. Hey there!!!! Looking good! Melatonin is a natural sleep aid. It is an herb that helps you sleep. It is the natural hormone that your body produces. Check with your doctor. It works!!