Wednesday, October 13, 2010

24 weeks! Woot woot!

How far along? 24 weeks!

Baby's size? A papaya.  I have passed the stage of getting a new fruit every week.  Baby C has been the size of a papaya for a couple of weeks now. 

Weight Gain? I stepped on the scale last week at my ENT and was glad to learn I have gained only 7 pounds since starting IVF.

Maternity clothes? Yes.  I am trying to hold off on getting winter wear but it's coming.  I have fewer and fewer options and I am getting sick of seeing myself in the same 5 outfits every week.  I have only four pairs of pants so one day each week I have to rewear a pair I have previously worn. 

Sleep? I'm not getting good sleep at all.  I have tried repositioning my pillows, sleeping without my big pillow, turning it upside down, etc.  Nothing is working.  I think part of it is the fact that we have been sleeping with the windows open and I can hear traffic.  I told J this morning that I could count cars instead of sheep.

Food? Doing pretty well in this category.  I had a turkey burger right off of the grill last weekend and I ate half of it.  It dawned on me that the grilled food I had at Weber's Grill Restaurant in Chicago probably had liquid smoke on everything to give it more of a grilled taste.  The grilled turkey burgers J hand made were great as a matter of fact.

Best moment this week? Feeling Star move last night after not feeling her move for hours.  I was really worried at 10:00 last night when I hadn't felt her move since noon.  I played music for her, I drank grape juice.  She must have been sleeping but no feeling has ever been so comforting as her moving after that type of scare.  She moved all night long too but no complaints there.

Movement? All day, every day.  J felt her move again Sunday night.  Those are my favorite moments.  I also love to rub my belly and think of her. 

Symptoms? Nothing too bad.

Gender? A beautiful little girl.

What I miss? Nothing. 

What I'm looking forward to? Going to classes with Jamie.  We are both dreading taking time out of our schedules for it but I think it will really start to feel like the end is in sight when we attend our three classes.  J signed us up for breastfeeding basics, taking care of a newborn and childbirth classes.

Weekly Wisdom:  Opinions are like butts, everyone has one.

Milestones: Glucose test tomorrow.  Not sure that's a milestone but it's happening whether I like it or not.

What I love: Seeing Stars room come together.  J is so cute.  We will be sitting downstairs together and he'll look at me and say "Well, should we go up to Stars room and take a look?"  We both stop in there regularly to take a peek.  I've done it before work in the morning.  It just feels so good to see that room come to life.

Emotions:  I'm feeling pretty darn good.  I'm trying to live in the positive moments despite some of the craziness happening around me at this point.

Misc.- It hit me last night when I couldn't feel Star move how in love with her I am.  Sometimes it feels like it's all too good to be true.  I've never loved anything this much before.


Alex said...

Congratulations on making it to 24 weeks! I'm so happy for you!!! Sounds like everything is going well - I'm so very impressed with your weight gain! And I like your misc. comment - little star is very lucky to have a mom like you.

Julia said...

eek! 24 weeks?!? Amazing.

I'm so excited for you two. And that 'too good to be true' feeling will last for a long time, I bet. I still have it at 7.5 months post-birth day!

Auntie K said...

Aren't these little girls stinkers?! Don't worry about not feeling her move as much, or even at all some days. It's still really early and they still have a lot of room in there. It makes me nervous, but apparently it's normal.

Good luck with the glucose test! I'm curious as to why you're getting it done now though, as most are performed at 26-28 weeks.

Louise said...

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good luck xx