24 Week Bumpdate
I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks since our last “Bumpdate“. Second trimester is going smoothly so far! The biggest milestone we’ve hit so far happened this week – VIABILITY! If you haven’t experienced a high-risk pregnancy, you might be familiar with that term, but it’s a BIG DEAL. It means our baby could possibly survive if born today with major medical assistance. Certainly not interested in a NICU roller coaster this round, but it certainly makes things more “real”.
The bump seems to grow by the day. So funny that a couple of weeks ago I was still squeezing into my regular clothes, and now I’m all out there!
Last week’s appointment he measured 1 lb 5 oz, but he’s supposed to double in the next 3 weeks!!! He’s around 12 inches long. His brain cells are developed enough to have thought and memory, he recognizes familiar sounds, his lungs are developing, and he’s getting hair. Incredible!
Mostly just the typical second trimester pregnancy symptoms, but nothing too horrible. I’m enjoying being able to do so many things at this stage. (For my quad pregnancy I was already 2 weeks into strict bedrest, and at home monitoring for contractions at 24 weeks!)
I’ve been having leg cramps wake me up the past few nights. YEOW! Thankful for no back pain, swelling, reflux, or major discomforts…yet.
Last week we got another peek at the growing guy at my 23 week appointment. He is soooooo active in there. Even when I think he’s having his “rest times”, he’s in there going a mile a minute! I think he’s enjoying all the room his brothers pre-stretched out for him! #OneBabyPerks
And we officially have diapers in our home after a 6+ year hiatus! They were a steal on Amazon Prime Now, so I took advantage of the price!
Everything tastes so good still, especially anything Mexican. I’ve had a donut craving for the entire pregnancy and finally gave in earlier this week with a glaze donut from the famous Longs Bakery. I should have given in earlier, because now the craving seems satisfied!
My only real aversion is cleaning out leftovers from the fridge, and I pretty much had an aversion to that prior!
Looking Forward To:
Still looking forward to figuring out his room space, getting a crib set up, and collecting more things we’ll need for his arrival, and counting down every week that gets us closer to holding him!
The boys are getting more excited the bigger I get! Ha! They talk to him daily and take care of me so well!
Still leaning pretty heavily on a first name we like, but it’s not official. The boys are trying to convince us to let them pick four names for a middle name and draw it out of a hat! Not sure we’ll give in!
We continue to be so grateful for how you are all sharing in this joy with us! Thank you for letting us share this unexpected part of our journey with you! Our hearts are full!