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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

24 weeks!

24 weeks, moving right along!

Nothing too eventful happening, which is good. According to Alpha Mom here's what's going on with baby this week:
  • Is just about a foot long now. I believe it is a tradition to consume a foot-long sub sandwich or hot dog in baby’s honor at this point. I also believe I just made that up.
  • Is still very skinny looking, with translucent skin, but this will all start changing soon.
  • Is officially at the edge of viability, and most hospitals would automatically attempt every possible life-saving option if baby were to be born now.
At our next appointment on the 7th I will undergo the glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes. It’s done at a routine prenatal visit and involves chugging down an incredibly sickly-sweet beverage. (which I happen to like ☺) Then you wait an hour and give a blood sample. (A positive screen does not necessarily mean you have GD; it just means you have to get a whole OTHER, more-monitored test. Joy) But we're gonna hope for the best that I pass!

As for me, I'm definitely feeling more pregnant these days...lower back pain is a bitch! And not only do I have to get up to pee 83 times a night, but once I get back in bed it takes another 10 minutes to get that point it's time to get up to pee again. Vicious cycle. During my last pregnancy I had a great pregnancy pillow, the Snoogle, which Kevin ended up taking over after the baby was born and it has now gone missing...I'm sure it got thrown away (one of Kevin's favorite things to do to items that "don't have a place") I refuse to buy another one though...I just can't make myself spend another $50+ on a pillow that will probably have the same fate as its predecessor once it's purpose is served. Call me frugal. (Kevin will have to be my human body pillow; it's your fault dude, shoulda kept my Snoogle!)

Anywho, that's all for now peeps! Here are my 23 & 24 week pics, I'll TTYL!

1 comment:

braejuma said...

You look fantastic! I see in your previous post you went to a surro get together. Thats so awesome!!!