Wednesday, November 9, 2011

24 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I have now gained 2-3 lbs, depending upon the day's weigh-in.  At last!  Actual, sustained weight gain!

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now. I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though not all of them, obviously). I wore my first maternity shirt Monday.
Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: Just OK. Getting up to pee 2-4 times a night. If I allot at least nine hours for a night's sleep, I usually feel fairly rested for at least part of the day.  I'd take a nap every afternoon if I could.

Movement: I'm feeling movement off and on throughout the day from both babies, and it's pretty cool.  (Except for the fact that, ever since a coworker told him that her doctor wants her to count her baby's daily kicks, MM now asks me multiple times if I've felt the babies moving.)  Feeling their movements is one of the few things I've really enjoyed about being pregnant so far.

Cravings/Aversions: Still no real cravings. All my food aversions are gone at this point, although I am more "finicky" about my eating than I ever was pre-pregnancy.

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms:  Still heartburn some part of every day and lots of GI upset in general.  I am still "gaggy" occasionally, but no waves of nausea since 22w1d, thank goodness.  Occasional feeling of stretching across my abdomen or in my groin.  Nipples are still sore at times and look different from pre-pregnancy.

What I miss:  Having a normal energy level.  I take it easy as much as I can, but work continues to be demanding.  Most days, it takes all my energy, so I'm not accomplishing much outside the office.

What I look forward to: MM being able to feel the babies' movement, meeting these babies.

Moods: Generally good.

Milestones:  Most people consider 24 weeks the milestone for viability. 

Medical concerns: None so far, thank goodness. I haven't noticed any more Braxton Hicks contractions since my trip to OB triage almost two weeks ago.

Sex?: MM continues to feel weird about it.

Misc:  My baby shower is this Saturday.  I'm looking forward to it, particularly because I've been something of a recluse since getting pregnant (between the 16 weeks of nausea and the fatigue).  I'll get to see friends I haven't seen in a while, or at least haven't seen much.
I am still chipping away at what needs to be done in the home office/nursery.  It's slow going, but I'm hoping to get it done before I hit 28 weeks.  (Oh, and unfortunately, MM can't really do it for me because it's all my stuff that needs to be sorted, reorganized and moved to somewhere else in the house.)


  1. Are you having a growth scan done soon? I'm having mine on Friday at 24w7d. My overnight peeing is about 12x/night!!! :(

  2. Here from Mel's 11/11/11 post. Congratulations on making 24 weeks! It sounds like your pregnancy is progressing very well. Have a wonderful time at your shower!

  3. @michelle, I think I will have a growth scan, but I'm not sure when. My next OB appointment is on Monday.

    Sorry you are having to get up so often to pee at night!

  4. Enjoy your baby shower!! What a special day to have arrived at. :)

    Thanks for your note of good wishes on my blog!

  5. Glad all is going well. Enjoy your shower...should be so much fun!

  6. Great to hear that all is well. Have fun at the shower! You will get so much tiny little stuff, it's really mind-blowing.

  7. Glad to hear that things are going well. MM is cute with his concern although I am sure it can be a little frustrating at times.


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