Monday, October 17, 2011

Pregnancy Update: 24 weeks!

Today marks 24 weeks of pregnancy! That is a big milestone because it means that if the baby were to be born now, he would have a chance at survival outside the womb. Of course, we don't want him to be born for at least 13 more weeks, but he's big enough and developed enough that he could survive. 

Here I am today:
We had an appointment with Dr. N this morning, and everything is looking great! My blood pressure was 102 over 64, which is about average for me. I was very disappointed to see that I have gained another 7 pounds since my appointment 4 weeks ago. UGH. That is way too much for my liking. And the thing is, I don't feel like I'm eating a ton of food or a ton of junk. I also try to only eat when I'm hungry, but the pounds are still packing on. I have been majorly craving milk lately and drinking a lot of it (but I do drink 1%), so I'm going to try and cut back a bit on that. I really don't know what else I can do, so maybe I'm just going to have to learn to deal with the weight gain. I know that gaining weight is part of the deal, but it's still hard to see the scale go up and up and up. I'd love to be one of those women who only gains 20 pounds during pregnancy, but maybe I'm just not? I'm plus 14 pounds overall now . . . and as you can see from the photo, looking very pregnant. Several people have commented to me lately about how big I look. I truly love being pregnant and feel blessed to be pregnant, but someone telling you that you look so big already is hard to hear.

Dr. N tried to get some good photos for us today, but Brenson had his face buried. I would love a great photo of his face! Maybe next time . . .  He was positioned head-down with his feet up by my ribs. He's not quite long enough to reach the ribs yet, but soon enough.

Brenson is moving a ton these days, and I love it! Chris feels him almost every night now (Brenson's most active time is between 11:00pm and 12:00am, just like his sister at this age). He's moving right now, in fact :-).

I'm feeling really overwhelmed these days. I have no idea if that's related to pregnancy . . . probably not, but I can blame it on pregnancy anyway. I just feel like I have so much to do and can't quite get my head above water. You wouldn't believe all the lists I have going right now :-). They help me feel like I'm in control.

Hopefully, I'll be posting more soon . . . have lots of posts to catch-up on!


Mallorie said...

I'm with you...I don't think I'll ever tell a pregnant woman how big she looks, even at the end! I really dislike when people see me and say "oh my gosh you're HUGE!" I don't know why it bothers belly is technically huge but there's a reason for that! Each time I get on the scale at the doctors office she always says, "just remember there's a BABY in there!" Which makes me feel a little better!!!

I think you look adorable and not huge at all! I'm pretty sure I gained weight just like you in the beginning then it tapered off. I remember in between two appointments I gained 9 pounds? I didn't even notice but then in between the next two visits I only gained 1! Isn't pregnancy just so strange/wonderful at the same time?! Okay sorry for the LONGEST post ever!!! :-)

Lisa said...

You look great!

I do wish your son would cooperate so we can see him!!!