Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cupcake Tuesday-24 Weeks

How far along? 24 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up 14ish lbs. 
Maternity clothes? My wardrobe has become dresses for going out and shorts/tank for home. 
Sleep: Pretty good!
Best moment of this week:  Viability!
Movement: Yes. Tons and tons and tons!
Food cravings: Ice!
Gender: Two little men-who are still nameless 
Labor Signs: No, thankfully!
Belly Button in or out? Its almost out!
What I miss: Being able to breathe!
What I am looking forward to: my next ultrasound! NAMING them!
Milestones: Viability, 6 months pregnant, less than 100 days!

Ahh, so much to update on. Weve kept ourselves busy and finally have had some decent weather. When that happens, were outside for the entire morning and then I get stuff done inside while the boys nap. Its glorious for all parties. :) 

Lets see.. the weekend was spent celebrating graduates. We attended Toms sisters party on Saturday and Sunday evening we went to dinner for my nephews graduation and then back to my parents for cake. It was nice to spend time with family. Saturday, I hit 24 weeks/6 months pregnant! Additionally, since I wont go past 38 weeks..we reached the point of pregnancy where there are less than 100 days until we meet them. I am getting really excited..its becoming real. I have one friend who just had a baby boy and another who has one coming any day. I sorted through clothes a bit to see what we needed more of and I just cant wait to kiss their sweet faces and introduce them to their brothers!

I had my 24 week appointment on Monday. It was supposed to be Tuesday, but I was feeling a bit off and am pretty sure I had/have a UTI. I actually had a little spotting Friday night, which totally scared me. It didnt come back, so they told me just to come in first thing Monday. They gave me meds for a UTI, even though results wont be back until tomorrow. She checked my cervix and it was totally closed. My belly is measuring 29 weeks and babies were sounding good. 

Im feeling big. I get out of breath very easily, already. I am totally scared of how big I will be by the end of this! The timing with the hot summer is a little crazy. Ill have to be inside or by water for the entire month of August, I do believe. :) Tom came home the other day and said they set his graduation ceremony for August 27th. I was happy to finally have a date and then realized how close it'll be to my due date! He will get his badge end of July and work for a few weeks before the graduation. I hope Ill be able to be there. I would be pretty devastated to miss it. I'm not going to stress about it. In all likelihood, Ill still be cooking at 37 weeks and need to set up an induction. Thats how my body has done things in the past.

I have a growth ultrasound June 24th and go every 4 weeks for those. I have my gestational diabetes/28 week appt beginning of July. I think I start seeing my OB every 2 weeks starting at 30. And once I hit 32, Ill go in for NSTs at the specialist. Its all happening so fast. And we all know how time flies in the summer. Were already 1/3 of the way through June!

I said it before, I will keep saying it..SO thankful to be here.


Aaryn Rubin said...

You're adorable!

Chelley N said...

Yaaaay for viability! I can't wait to hear what their names will be!

mom7 said...

You look absolutely radiant! So happy for you and your family.

Stich Family said...

You look great! So anxious to hear their names!

Suzanne said...

Yay! Lookin' good, Mama!
I highly recommend a maternity belt. I started using one around 21weeks and it made a HUGE difference. I was getting backaches from arching my back to avoid toppling over.
Be careful with the UTI symptoms. I kept getting the same sensation and it was always negative. Dr. told me it was likely from the weight of both babies pushing against my bladder. Keep drinking LOTS of water! For me, it also ended up being a sign of early labor. Not to say that's what you are experiencing but wanted to throw it out there. Make sure you are limiting your activity now. I know it's hard with the boys but you gotta try.
Are you having any issues with swelling yet? If not, just wait. :) Word of advice: don't wait too long before you take off your wedding bands. And, learn to love your cankles. LOL!

Kelly said...

You are so dang cute! Love that coral/pink dress on you!! Can't wait to hear their names!
Hang in there mama!

Ashley said...

You look so cute in all your dresses!! I love reading your updates and have missed them lately as I have been busy!