Viability 

Not only are the best months of the year finally here (the ‘ber months), but so is viability. We made it. 6 months pregnant. God is good! 

Our 24 week ultrasound today showed that baby is growing on track, now just over 1 and 1/2 lbs., my fluid level is good, and my cervix is still closed & long, measuring over 4. We are so thankful. 

I know I have said it before, but this is truly a day we did not think was possible after years of trying to conceive on our own, 2 failed IUIs, several major surgeries, 4 IVF cycles, & 4 consecutive losses. But here we are, one day closer to bringing our miracle baby boy home. I promised myself I would relax more once we got to this point, so I am really going to *try* my best to do so. 

Our goal is to make it to 28 weeks now. I have a feeling it will come rather quickly, as we have a growth scan at the MFM and my glucose test during the few weeks until then. Also coming up in a month is our baby shower for which the invites got mailed this week. I really cant believe all these things are so close! 

Today I got my hair cut and I scheduled an appointment for both my make-up and my hair to be done for our maternity photo session. It takes some pressure off of me, as I am lousy at doing both of these. In addition, I made a mani/pedi appt for the shower and the shoot. I think I am all set in this department!

Symptoms? 

Still having some BH contractions here & there but have found drinking water totally helps. That said, my new routine is to get up and drink 64 ounces before noon each day. I make sure I get the suggested amount out of the way and then I just sip the rest of the day. Thank God I am off work, or I wouldnt be doing this because basically I am in the bathroom peeing all morning long! Seriously. Ive never been a big drinker either so sticking to a schedule is really helping out.

In the middle of the night, my hands and arms have been going numb here & there. I guess this could be a sign of carpal tunnel? At least thats what my Ovia pregnancy app had pop up as a common thing this week. Im not too worried about it, I just shake them out and it goes away.

Im getting picky about food again. Things arent sounding as great as Id like them to. Ugh. Eating as healthy as possible though, trying to incorporate in each of the food groups everyday. Thankfully I havent wanted sweets much at all, hoping this will help me pass my sugar test! 

Other news? 

We got everything we need to create the closet system in miracle’s room. Now that we have the materials, we plan to work on it over the long weekend. Im excited because I have lots of clothes and items to organize in there! Hubby pointed out how we are going to be jealous of the baby’s closet…how is it that he has a better one than us already? Lol. I might as well get used to it, part of being a parent I know!  

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22 thoughts on “Viability 

  1. I love the ‘ber months!! So excited for pumpkin spice season to arrive 🍁🍁🎃 lol I have also tried to relax a little but it’s not working.. It’s so hard when your mind and body has been through so much! I am so happy that your miracle baby boy is growing and doing well!!

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      • OMG! I haven’t either!! After the appt. yesterday, we stopped at Target.. And of course I picked up some apple cider kcups and pumpkin spice! I didn’t have any of the pumpkin spice yet! Lol waiting for a nice breezy fall like day.. That’s going to be a nice treat since I also have had coffee in months! Lol

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  2. That’s fantastic news! So happy for you. I am amazed by how organised people are for their babies… Ours will just go in our bedroom I think! No space anywhere else! Certainly not his own closet! 😂

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  3. YAY! Congrats on 24 weeks. Everything really started setting in at that point for us too. And now I have like 29403 things that need to be done, and I feel like they need to be done NOW! LOL. Enjoy the rest of you miracle pregnancy!

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