How far along: 24w0d
Baby’s size: 13.62 in. (crown to heel), 1.46 lbs., about the size of a papaya.
Total weight gain: I’m exactly the same weight as I was last Monday, so up 10.3 lbs. from egg retrieval.
Sleep: Still depends on the night, getting up 3+ times to pee though, blah.
Symptoms/Feeling: I seriously feel like this baby is stuck in my pelvis. I mean, it’s not possible to sit on her head, right??? Especially by the end of each day I feel as though I need to scoop her outta there and pull her up. I woke up several times last night to what felt like her head-butting my cervix. I assume that isn’t helping matters 🙂 Otherwise I’m still feeling lots of tightening in my belly, some days it’s all day off and on, other days more just in the evenings. I’m still very stuffy as well, in fact I’ve been sleeping with my mouth open, which I hate, but I’m remembering it could be worse.
Best moment of this week: I’m going to say reaching 24 weeks and therefore viability, but honestly, I’m not sure how comforted I really feel. I keep Googling pictures of babies born at 24 weeks, and possible issues, short and long-term, and then I just get scared again.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night, but I guess that’s gone for a long time!
Movement: Yep, lots more movement now, mostly when I’m very calm or after I’ve had caffeine or lots of sugar. Friday night Eric and I went to see American Sniper and baby girl was crazy active. She must have liked the popcorn and sweet tarts as much as I did!
Food cravings: Still eating two oranges every night!
Labor signs: The ultrasound to recheck my cervix is tomorrow morning at 9:30am… I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous. I’d say I hope it’s stayed consistent from last week, but even so, 1.4 cm isn’t a great measurement. I’m anxious to hear my doctor’s recommendations. A huge part of me feels like they aren’t taking this very seriously, but I’m trusting them none the less. They are the experts.
Belly button in or out: Still in and it better stay that way! The skin around it looks really interesting though…
Wedding rings on or off: On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, and scared too though. Baby girl needs to stay in longer, I am not ready for her arrival just yet!
Looking forward to: Tomorrow morning’s appointment. Just really hoping they have some good, encouraging news for us.
Purchases for baby: I had a small moment of weakness and impulsively ordered this Emeibaby Carrier. I couldn’t even read much on the website, but reviews from other sites and a few people I know told me these are AWESOME and can be used from birth. So excited for it to arrive!
Eric’s reactions: Eric is being a trooper these days. He believes he’ll have some free time this afternoon and he’s going to call a bunch of day care centers. And he’s doing this all on his own, without me even asking!