Monday, January 14, 2013


I know, I know. I missed week 23. I can't believe it's going by so quickly.
How Far Along: 24 weeks, 0 days!
Size of Baby: The baby is the size of a grapefruit. Oh, lordy, I love grapefruits!
Continuing Symptoms: Same old!
New Symptoms This Week: My heartburn has come back with a vengeance. I managed to avoid it up until about 2 weeks ago (which was surprising because of my Crohn's!) but I've had to start taking 2 Zantac 75's a day. Sigh. If I don't, I suffer. Big time.
Sleep: I have been getting up a ton lately to use the restroom, probably 2-3 times a night. Lately I've been waking up at 3:30 or 4 and having a difficult time going back to sleep. I think it's because my belly has started getting heavy, and it's difficult to get comfortable. Also, the kidlet wakes up around then, and wants to kick and play. I'm still enamored by the kicks and punches, and want to stay awake to feel them.
Cravings/Aversions: Agh, all I want to eat is pink grapefruit, and it's so expensive here in Chicago. Boo.
Movement: I feel him all the time now, definitely more pronounced than it used to be. On Saturday, January 12th, Jeremy and I got to actually see him kick, which was fantastic. It's weird to look at your stomach and see it pop up and down, and know that it's a baby kicking in there. (normally, my stomach moving is because of my wacky intestines, haha!)
Gender: IT'S (still) A BOY!!! I'm starting to get so, so excited about all the little boy clothes and blue blankets at the store. While Jeremy and I haven't bought much, my mom has just been going crazy, and I can't wait to see all the adorable little boy things she's gotten him.
Maternity Clothes: All my clothes are maternity, except the cute long & lean tanks at Target. I LOVE those tank tops!!!
What I Miss: I miss my pre-pregnancy body, even though I hated it because of the steroids. Oh, I miss my old clothes and I miss being able to get up from a laying position without assistance! :)
Special Pregnancy Moments: Seeing the baby kick from the outside was so fun. Today is the baby's viability day, which means that if he was born now, the hospital would do everything in their power to keep him alive, and he would have a 50% or better chance at surviving. Obviously, I want him to cook until the bitter end, but it's also a relief knowing that if he was born now, they would help him. So happy V-Day to me!
What We Are Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to my baby shower in San Diego on February 9th. I know it's a long way away, but I haven't been home since my wedding more than a year ago, and I'm anxious to see all my friends and family. Plus, it will be fun to see all the cute baby things we get :) I've started to take peeks at my registries, and it's fun to see that items have been bought off them (even though I know it's my mom doing all that buying, it's still SO fun!)


Melissa Nicnick said...

I'm about 2 weeks behind you! I am 24w today, Jan 25. I'm excited too about reaching the viability milestone.
My birthday is Feb 9! Have fun at your shower!

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