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Viability week

24 weeks 1 day – 111 days to go

We finally reached viability week!! I feel such a sense of relief that we are finally here! Today was my 24 week check-up along with my follow-up anatomy scan to get view of little nuggets heart. I also had my glucose test today… fun times!

I arrived at the lab 8:45 and chugged down my lime glucose drink and then went upstairs for my appointment. I was taken back for my ultrasound right on time at 9am and the baby was moving like crazy. Kicking the probe and swimming away every time she tried to get him to stay still… it was really entertaining for me. Not so much for her! His HB was 131bpm and we finally got all the views we needed and I went back to the waiting room. The plan was to have the appointment with the doctor and then go back to the lab for my blood draw. That didn’t happen. By 9:40 I still hadn’t been called back to so I had to run to the lab to get my blood draw for the glucose test and then come back to the clinic. I wasn’t called back until 10:15 where they took my weight (still no true weight gain) and my blood pressure (130/72 – the first time it’s been elevated but I was so stressed from the wait) and then the dr. didn’t come in until 10:30. She walked in, measured the fundal height and that was it. I was so happy to leave at that point. I should get my results on the glucose test by Tuesday at the latest.

Also! Baby has gotten SO strong in the last couple days. Just last week I was saying how E hasn’t been able to feel him yet but on Saturday night baby was moving like crazy and E actually got to feel him. Since then? The movement has exploded! I don’t know if it’s because he is closer to the surface or if he just went through a growth spurt but the past two nights we have been able to lay back and just watch my stomach move with all his movements. It’s my absolutely favorite thing in the entire world ❤ I can’t wait till G gets to feel him (he doesn’t have the patience to sit and wait for it). Hopefully soon!

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A non-update update

22 weeks 5 days – 121 days to go

We are so close to “viability week” and I am counting down the days. Only 9 to go till I hit the elusive 24 week mark. By no means am I ready for little man to show his face, it just makes me feel so much better that if something happens his chances for survival will just get greater every day past that 24 week mark.

This biggest thing that has been happening since my last update is that I am feeling him regularly and on a daily basis which I am loving. E still hasn’t felt him yet but I am hoping it will be soon. Each day it seems like he is getting stronger and it’s just a matter of time before E and G will get to experience it. I can’t wait.

We also made our first baby purchase; the crib! It went on sale and I just couldn’t pass it up. We were originally going to buy a cheaper one because I felt like the price was extraordinary but when it went on sale, I couldn’t say no. It was delivered this weekend and E says he will put it together next weekend so we’ll see. I am getting to a point where I feel like I need to start purchasing some things but still finding it hard to pull the trigger.

My best friend has told me she is throwing me a baby shower which is so incredibly sweet and I wasn’t expecting it since not only is this my second baby but it’s my second boy. We decided that it would be a co-ed get-together more than a baby shower which I am incredibly happy about (I hate attention focused on me).

Nothing else much going on. My next appointment is in 10 days where I get to take the wonderful 1 hour glucose test (which I’m sure I will fail and have to take the 3 hour test). I luckily get to see my little man again though 🙂 Hopefully he will be cooperating and let us get the pictures of his heart that we need.