Monday, July 16, 2012

24 Weeks!

24 Weeks
Well, technically I'm 24 weeks + 3 days now, but still 24 weeks! See, in this picture, I'm showing you "24" with my fingers? That, or peace I guess! I actually had my appointment today and all is well there. Measuring at 23 weeks (although my ultrasound on July 5th had me measuring right on time, so that just goes to show how the office measurements are more of a guestimate), FHR 156, BP 105/58 so I can't complain! So here are some pregnancy latelys:
  • very strong Braxton-Hicks contractions the last few weeks. For those non-pregnancy minded, they are safe, harmless contractions some women get and they are not painful. Mine have been very strong compared to last time, I see this as a good thing...it's just my uterus working out for the big day!
  • I get the most Braxton-Hicks when I'm vacuuming...should make for an interesting 3rd trimester!
  • My sciatic and SI joint pain have actually been pretty non-existent this last month, so that's been really good
  • I'm getting sick of work. I feel good and I love my job and the people there...but I'm just so not "into" it right now...I have so much stuff to do at home, I'd rather be there doing it!
  • Speaking of work, with timing of our farming life, I'm taking an early mat leave at 30 weeks, which is nearing the end of August, it just doesn't make sense for me to go back to work after harvest, it would screw up my maternity leave hours anyway
  • I think my mood has improved greatly even just by doing my bible studies, it's really helped me focus things a lot better
  • I am getting a taste of what life will be like with 2 kids...Abby and Jess are staying with us right now, Abby is 3 months old and it's so neat to watch Braden interact with her. I think the biggest thing I have to "work" on with him is the VOLUME OF HIS VOICE! But, also with a newborn...there's a lot of leeway, so hopefully Squishy will be able to learn to sleep through Big Brother's booming, enthusiastic voice!
  • I am so excited to realize that by the time of my next big update at 28 weeks, Laura will have had her baby! She'll be 38 weeks this Friday, I am so excited to have a newborn in the family again!
  • So...I'm up 21 lbs as of today. BUT when I look back at Braden's pregnancy book, I'm actually only up 2 lbs exactly from where I was last time! I just gained faster in the beginning this time. I only gained 9 lbs in 20 weeks last time, BUT then gained a whopping 10 lbs the next 4 weeks, making me 19 lbs at 24 weeks last time! That made me really happy to realize that just now!
I think that's about all my pregnancy-related news lately. No swelling happening here, even with this heat wave (which seemingly has ended as of yesterday - phew!). I hope I can update more on this pregnancy, but it seems I can barely keep up with the monthly updates - yikes! Life has just been so crazy busy right now, but I know it will slow down when we go on vacation!
Sarah

16 comments:

  1. You look great! I have been having a lot of braxton hicks too which I barely had at all with my 1st pregnancy except for a little bit at the end. I was wondering what the 2 your were holding up was- I thought it was for 2nd baby. Thanks for clearing that one up ;-)

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    1. Thank you! I had them with Braden, but not quite this strong, this early for sure! Haha, yes my "2" and "4" for my fingers didn't look as obvious as I thought...but oh well!

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  2. Looking good Mama! Love these posts! Such a great idea. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  3. You look amazing mama!!!! :) I just love all these posts and it makes me want to be pregnant with a cute belly more and more!! How fun!

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    1. Oh thank you. This is definitely the golden trimester, still loving being pregnant, very very comfortable!

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  4. How are you 24 weeks already! You look AMAZING!!!!!!!

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  5. Great post! Thanks for the mention!

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  6. You are too cute! I hope your BH go away. :/ I never got them with Brayden. Hope I won't get them with Lincoln. I added your button to my favorites page. :)

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    1. Oh thanks! I actually like the BH! It makes me feel like I'm "working out" as I stated. They don't hurt, they're just "there"! Thanks for adding my button, I need to update my page, speaking of that!

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