Thursday, January 14, 2010

24 Weeks...Viability!

Today is a big day - 24 weeks! If the baby were born now, there is a good chance that s/he would make it. I want it to stay in for MUCH longer, but it's comforting to know that if something were to happen, s/he could survive.

I had my 24 week OB appointment on Monday. Everything looks good except the fact that I gained WAY too much weight last month! The doctor said I should be gaining 2-3 lbs. max each month and I gained 7! Oops. Well, Christmas, New Year's, plus a growth spurt by the baby are my excuses. I actually look pretty much the same all over, except for my belly, which has really grown!

A couple of nights ago, Mr. C rolled over and put his hand on my bum. After a few minutes he said, "Is the baby moving? I can't feel anything." I said, "That's my bottom, not my belly!!!" It was SO funny...we couldn't stop laughing. I guess my body is really changing if he can't tell the difference between my bum and my tum!

The only negative so far is that I started getting charlie horses this past week. If you've never had one, be glad! They are excrutiatingly painful leg cramps where your calf tenses up and becomes rock hard. It only lasts 20-30 seconds, but it hurts SOOOO bad. My calves are sore for days afterward like I've done a crazy workout. The doctor said to increase my fluids and potassium, so hopefully that will help. Other than that, I feel great!

24 weeks in the yellow room, aka nursery.


Snakashima said...

I had those leg cramps when I was pregnant with both of my children. Bananas really really helped out...sounds silly and I am sure that your doc already told you that. Best of luck with your pregnancy!

Courtney said...

You look great!! And this month is a big month for growth so honestly I don't think 7 lbs is a big deal...I think I gained 10ish lbs that month. YAY for viability!! lol I had to laugh at your Mr. C story...I have a similar one, but it is too crude to share. Oh and the charlie horses...I forgot about those! I think I had them around the same time in my pregnancy too. My calf muscles were killing. But I think mine were only around for a few weeks tops....hope it goes away soon!

ASHELY said...

I gave you an award on my blog.

s.e. said...

It warms my heart to know that your yellow room is evolving.

24 weeks is such a wonderful milestone! Horray!

J said...

I think you look great!! You are all belly and it's really cute. Ditto the leg cramp issue. It's no fun at all. Keep up the good work--not much longer!

Katie said...

You look adorable! So tiny --All belly for sure. I'm so happy for you and that sweet baby who will call you Momma! Hang in there with the leg cramps -- I experienced them really badly when taking stims for IVF; they were nothing short of horrible! Hang in there and enjoy the remaining weeks of your pregnancy -- it goes so very fast!