Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Viability Day: 24 Weeks

How Far Along: 24 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is measuring just about a foot long crown to heel and is weighing in close to a pound and a third! When I had my growth scan at 22 weeks 6 days, the baby weighted 1 pound 2 ounces and expected to put on between 4 and 6 ounces a week for the next couple of weeks.

Picture of Baby: This picture was from yesterday when I had my ultrasound in the hospital.
 (sucking the thumb again)
Maternity Clothes: Lately all I have been wearing, besides hospital gowns, is sweatpants, maternity t-shirts and my husband's long-sleeve t-shirts. I really don't need to make a fashion statement while I am on bed rest.

Weight Gain:  I am up a total of 15 pounds. I was told that I am on the low end for weight gain but still within the normal range. I honestly can't understand how this is as I feel as though I am eating 24/7.

Belly: None this week. I was going to take one today but since I am on bed rest I had no desire to get dressed and fix myself up for the picture.
Stretch Marks: None yet but if the tearing sensation that I am feeling across the skin of my belly is any indication of things to come, I am totally screwed.

Sleep: While I was in the hospital they ended up having to give me a small dose of Ambien as I wasn't sleeping at all. My first night home last night I was able to sleep for almost 10 hours, including having to get up a few times to pee.

Best Moment of the Week:  Finding out the not only did my cervix stabilize, it actually improved a little. It gave me hope. It was also pretty cool to hear hiccups on the doppler...that was a first.

Movement: Constant. I seriously don't know when LC sleeps. LC is constantly kicking and punching. The one thing we discovered is that LC does not like NSTs. During them LC would target the heart rate probe and constantly kick it out of place. While the nurses were not amused with having to reset it constantly, I enjoyed watching my belly move all over the place.

Symptoms: Lots of pelvic pressure and round ligament pain. My belly is going through a major growth spurt along with LC. 

Food Cravings: I'm back to craving sweets. On Sunday I woke up from a nap with the overwhelming need for Twizzlers. Thank God the vending machine near the elevators had them!

Gender: Still not telling. Less than 4 weeks until our big reveal!

What I Miss: The concept of a normal pregnancy. Not only was getting pregnant a nightmare but this pregnancy is also turning out to be quite the challenge.

What I'm Looking Forward to: I'm really not sure. I am so scared at this point that I am just taking things one day at a time. I look forward to everyday that I am still pregnant.

Nursery: Since I went into labor, we had to put the painter off. He is now coming a week from tomorrow. The one thing that we did do is that we finally ordered all of the nursery furniture.

Weekly Wisdom: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Milestones: Making it officially to viability.


  1. Congratulations on V-Day!!!

  2. I am so glad you are finally at viability, but I am still praying that you can keep your little one cooking for a good two more months. :-)

  3. Wonderful news! Keep up the faith!

  4. hooray, krystyn! so very happy for you. you're amazing!
    i love the u/s photo...omygoodess, so cute, sucking their thumb <3
    lots of love and prayers!