I have made it to 24 weeks! Up above is my big ol’ bump! This is a pretty big milestone in pregnancy as the odds for babys survival is up to 50%. Obviously I want to go at least another 12 weeks with my babes! I had my 24 week appt. on Wednesday and everything looks great with the peanuts! My girl weighs 1 lb 5 oz, and my boy is 1 lb 7 oz, both measuring right at about 24 weeks. It was amazing to see on the u/s how much chunkier their faces have gotten! Baby boy was facing down so I didn’t get to see him very much but I got to see baby girl moving her arms around and opening and closing her mouth. It was so cool! Both babies are transverse (sideways), with their heads opposite of each other. Here are a few pics…
Baby boy looks like he is smiling in the bottom right picture, it’s kind of freaky!
DR said all is great. She still wants me to take it easy and recommended I do an online class, read some books, and do some yoga at home. She wants me to keep my mind busy. I am a worrier, and a very anxious person so sitting idle is definitely not healthy for me. Not working, and not being able to clean or shop, and not being in school anymore has gotten me a little down in the dumps. Not to mention my body HURTS, which could be from inactivity. She thinks the yoga will help with the aches and pains, as well as center me. She recommended a free site called http://www.doyogawithme.com/ . She only wants me doing prenatal yoga and they have some videos on there, under 20 minutes which is perfect. I plan to start Monday when the kids go back to school. If I attempt now in the living room, my son will laugh at me I just know it LOL. Other than that she has me coming back in two weeks at which time I will go ahead and do my glucose test. It is usually done at 28 weeks but she said I am fine to go ahead and do it. Yay me.
Symptoms are the same. I hurt…a lot. It is all in my legs, feet, and hips. At night is the worst while I am trying to sleep. My insomnia has also come back which really sucks. I have a ton of pressure in my lady area as well, unfortunately my DR said that will only get worse. I told her it feels like my vagina is going to literally split open at times, once again I was told it will only get worse. Oh joy. Eating big meals is almost impossible these days. I get so sick and uncomfortable afterwards! It’s hard though because I am so damn hungry! Other than just being downright uncomfortable everything really is fine. Babies move all the time and are getting stronger by the day. I have avoided stretch marks…so far. My skin is clear, I poop regularly, swelling is a little better with brace and compression stockings, I mean things are really smooth so far. Fingers crossed it stays this way!!
Well that’s all I got for now. Next DR appt. is in 2 weeks, next growth scan is in 4 weeks. Hope everyone is having a great New Year so far! Much love!