24 weeks pregnant! I made it and passed it as of tomorrow. This was a HUGE past week for us. We had the one year anniversary of losing our twins, viability for this little boy, walking at the March of Dimes after reaching our fundraising goal, and then just the rest of life in general.
Thankfully we haven’t announced this little boy’s name publicly yet because we’ve already changed it up. Last time was the final one though. I think once we have my maternity photos done, we’ll do the announcement that way.
It’s really – strange? – to be this far along. I’m starting to think about labor and delivery, bringing home a baby, all the things that come along with that instead of just the fear of losing another pregnancy. So far everything still looks great, which is also strange after two high risk pregnancies!
I’m thankful to be here and as far as I am. Here is our past week in pictures!
How Far Along: 24 weeks and 6 days!
Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe
Sleep: Still the hip hurt. Throw in the gut wrenchingly painful leg cramps (WHERE do those come from?!) and you’ve got some sleep issues.
Total Weight Gain: 7 lbs.
Stretch Marks: Yes. And new ones. Very red. Very stretchy. Mostly on my stomach but also backs of my legs and boobs.
Innie or Outie: I think that this time might result in an outie. I’m getting closer to being just flat, but there is so much longer to go I can’t see that lasting long. Honestly? It’s creepy.
Movement: All the time. This kid is like an acrobat. I feel awkward sitting next to strangers because I feel like they’re going to move away from me in case an alien bursts through my stomach.
Maternity Clothes: All of them.
Go-to eats: Fries. Volcano nachos from Taco Bell. Milk. Cereal. Fruit. Pasta.
Best moment of the week:
What I’m looking forward to: Third trimester!
Milestones: Less opaque skin and more pink!
Photo Credit: istockphotos.com and my own
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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