Wednesday, March 3, 2010

24 Weeks = Viability!

So I am now 6 months. The main reason this is so so exciting is that if little Felicity was born today, she would have a fighting chance to make it. After 24 weeks, the baby is viable outside the womb. This is such a comforting thought to me. I am dying to meet our little girl and see what she looks like!

I also finally got my first stranger comment! On Sunday after church, we were talking to an older couple. I guess Matthew had met the husband before, but they didn't know each other well. Well, the man pointed to my stomach and asked if we were having a baby. It threw me off at first, but after a second I was able to gather my thoughts and respond with a smile that yes, we are due in June!

How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain: Haven't gained any more...thank goodness!

How big is baby? From BabyCenter.Com - Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Maternity clothes: Probably 98% maternity clothes now

Stretch marks: None so far!

Sleep: Depends on the night. Some nights I sleep right through, others I wake up 4-6 times. Luckily, I don't have to get out of bed to go to the bathroom and can usually fall back asleep once I readjust.

Movement: Mostly what I feel is very low. I think it is because I have an anterior placenta and baby is still breech. Sometimes I have to put my hand down my pants to feel her kick from the outside! LOL

Food cravings: Iced or Frozen Mochas! Trying to to give in to that too often!

Food aversions: Meat still

Belly button: It is getting more shallow and wide, but still a deep innie

Symptoms: The Heartburn makes me take Tums, the Tums make me constipated, the constipation makes me take Colace. It's a vicious cycle! Other new sx = sweaty feet. Gross, I know, but it happens almost every day at work!

What I'm looking forward to: See our baby's face!

Weekly Wisdom: Take a nap when you can

Weekly joy: Getting that first stranger comment, and now lots of stranger smiles and nods is exciting


6 comments:

Jorden and Kristin said...

I've been online for the past hour going "hmm i should take a nap" then i read your wisdom and decided that why yes, i do need to go take a nap! :)

Congrats on V-Day!!! Very exciting

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oh, congratulations! How exciting!

MrsTallPaul said...

I am at 24 weeks too and had to laugh at so many of your comments! I am also CRAVING frappuccinos and mochas!! A local store had Starbuck's fraps on sale recently - I STOCKED UP!! Heartburn has set in here too! It is so fun reading the blog of someone who is in the exact same stage of pregnancy as me! Thanks for your candor! mamie

jodi said...

Congrats dear!!!!!!

Danielle said...

That is a comforting thought. Great for you all.

Jen J. said...

OMG, can;t believe how far along you are!! Congrats on reaching v-day! ::chants:: bump pic, bump pic, bump pic!