Thursday, April 5, 2012

24 Weeks Pregnant -- T-shirt Project!

Today I am 24 glorious weeks pregnant with Gloria! One of my favorite days of pregnancy is hitting the 24 week mark: VIABILITY.  Sure, you would never WANT the baby to be born this early, probably weighing a little over a pound, but knowing that there would be a 70% of surviving already?  That just puts this big sigh of relief on a pregnant woman.  Each week that passes makes you smile more and more because you know chances are your baby is going to be in your arms, safely one day.  I have a BIG goal to get Gloria to full term this go around since I didn't quite get there with Liliana.  I don't think I want to have her at 39 weeks, b/c Liliana would have been nearly 9 pounds at 39 weeks had she not decided to come sooner.  That being said, I want to have a full term pregnancy once in my life.  Just to hit that day and think "I made it!" 

For now though, I'm basking in the glory that is the 24 week mark.  And the belly is growing ...

  • How Far Along: 24 weeks

  • Total Weight Gain: 13-14 pounds.  The weight has come on so differently this go around.  With Liliana I had gained about 3 pounds at 20 weeks and then after that, it just SHOT up until I reached my final 36 pounds.  This go around, it's been slow and steady the whole time. 

  • Maternity Clothes: oh yeah.  Tops don't have to be and I wear lots of dresses that are non-maternity.  But, pants are 100% of the time!

  • Stretch Marks: still none!

  • Sleep: I had a ROUGH time for a few days, but this week has been great.  Evan has been home at least for part of the night every single night since March 1st and I think this is the main reason my sleep is improving so much.

  • Best Moment This Week:  Getting my favorite wall in the nursery done! ; )

  • Miss Anything: Working out to my full potential!  Some days I feel great and run 3 miles without hesitation while some days, I'm getting pains in my legs by half a mile.  I think it's my body saying I need to slow down drastically.  I already did that on Tuesday and will do it again today. Boo.  Let the weight gain begin at a dramatic rate again I suppose!

  • Movement: yes though she's less active than her sister was.  This last week she has started kicking a TON more and that has been fun.

  • Food Cravings: Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  Thank goodness for our Sams card b/c I've been having a couple bowls a day!  One for breakfast and one as a snack when I get home from work. 

  • Labor Signs: I have braxton hicks at the WEIRDEST times ... if I've had a busier day, I get them more, but otherwise, let's just say I get them at ... strange times.  That's as much detail as I'm giving! ; )

  • Symptoms: Two ANNOYING symptoms are back that I had in my first pregnancy: every single time I pee in the mornings, I fart as well.  Eww I know.  That happened with Liliana too!  It's SO weird!  Second, pregnancy brain is back in full force.  Guess who left the garage open this morning when she left for work?  Thank goodness for observant neighbors!

  • Looking Forward To: Working more on the nursery!  It's tough finding time this go around.  We have to take advantage of weekends and as you know, Evan's usually working.  This weekend he's off, but we were invited to TWO easter egg hunts by sweet friends we've made here so who knows how much will get done this weekend.  Oh well, there's always next time right? 


  1. Congratulations!!! :) 24 weeks is a good milestone!!!
    I know how you feel about making it to full term. My daughter was born at 37 weeks because I had to be induced due to high blood pressure. I was in tears, and even though she is a "full term" baby by the weeks, she was only 5 lbs 3 oz, so teeny peanut by other standards.
    Here's to making it all the way!!! :)

  2. Yay for viability! I took care of a lot of 23 week and 24 week babies when I worked in the NICU....absolutely amazing, tiny little babies....but they definitely have a rough, long road to (hopefully) getting big enough and well enough to go home. I was SO glad when I got to the viability stage when I was pregnant, too. You look great!

  3. Hey congrats now you are at 24 week, and you are looking well in t shirt Pregnant Weeks

  4. Congratulations! you look awesome in this T-shirt. My symptoms and your symptoms are same. I have 25 weeks completed and my baby kicks a lot. I just feel really good.
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