Monday, July 1, 2013

24 weeks

Thoughts: I couldn't be more excited about this post this week!  24 WEEKS.  Huge in my book.  I can always breathe a little sigh of relief when I make it to 24 weeks and my water hasn't broke!  I'm extremely thankful to be having a "so far" normal pregnancy with no complications.  I think I started out over confident that things were going to go perfectly normal and when the specialist had a couple concerns towards the beginning, it altered my confidence.  I became overly paranoid about every little (or potentially big) thing.  I'm feeling similar to how I was with Caedmon.  I didn't really allow myself to get attached until 24 weeks.  Just a coping mechanism that I've had to work through but it's part of the reason why we stopped talking about names a month ago.  

Baby:  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.

Symptoms:  still pretty tired.  I get tired easily even when I'm not pregnant so being pregnant and chasing around two very active boys has me pretty exhausted most days.  So if you come over, expect to see a messy kitchen, toys everywhere and a pile of laundry waiting to be folded on my couch.  :)  I've been experiencing more of the side effects of my shots the last two weeks.  They've hurt worse these past two times while my nurse is administering it (takes about 45 seconds) and then my hip aches and feels bruised for days.  The site of the injection itches but isn't red or raised or anything.  

Weight: Purposely didn't weigh myself this week :)  Probably up 15 lbs?

Movement: I love the evenings when I just get to sit and wait for movement.  He goes crazy as soon as I sit down.  

Sleep: Still able to sleep pretty well.

Cravings/aversions/eating:  Lots of fruit this week.  I've been eating cherries like their candy.  yum!

Clothes: Lots of maxi skirts, dresses, and anything comfortable! 

Random:  Caedmon has been pointing to my belly lately and saying "baby."  It's so cute.  Little does he know, his world is about to be rocked.  :)

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