Sunday, September 11, 2011
24 Week Update
How many weeks? I'm 24 weeks!
How am I feeling? Still feeling good and sleeping well. I'm feeling bigger and I have noticed I don't walk as fast as I used to and it's harder to get up off the floor. I have also been having Braxton Hicks contractions. I was so worried when I started feeling them, but my doctor said they are common. He does want me to call him if I have 4 or more an hour. I have been doing so much better at keeping my self hydrated. That seems to decrease the Braxton Hicks contractions. Other than these common pregnancy symptoms, I'm doing good.
Weight gain? I have definitely gained some weight the past couple of weeks. Though it seems my weight fluctuates a little from day to day. The scale today shows that I've gained a total of 17 pounds. My hunger has been getting the best of me.
Doctors appointment? I see my OB this week. I see him every 2 weeks. He has been seeing me every 2 weeks since I was 8 weeks along. He knows my history and wants to keep a close eye on me just in case. Also he wants me to feel reassured by allowing me to see him more frequently. I get an ultrasound every time. My doctor is awesome!
Baby preparation? We have been looking around online for a chest of drawers that closely matches the crib. I have found one, but just haven't bought it yet. Also I bought a curtain rod for the valence that a good friend made for me. I haven't hung it up yet. As soon as we get the nursery complete, I will post pictures.
Rachel and Haley's reaction to the pregnancy: So far Rachel and Haley don't seem to notice that my belly is getting bigger. I have told them that they have a little sister on the way, but I don't think they understand. Rachel has one time patted my belly, but I think she was just copying me patting my belly.
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