24 weeks--viability

Happy 24 weeks!
  • The big new this week is that we have reached viability. This is the point where the baby has a 50% chance of surviving outside my body. And it only gets better from here on out.
  • Charlemagne is active as ever. And we are both loving it too. Sometimes, he can really be going to town in there. Maybe he'll be a spaz like his mommy.
  • Charlemagne is the size of a cantaloupe. That seems so huge to me! He is 10.5-to-11.8-inch and weighs about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.
  • According to TheBump.com, my symptoms are supposed to be:
    • swollen ankles and feet: nope
    • leg cramps: nope
    • back aches: only when I sit with bad posture for too long
    • linea nigra: yep. from the top to the bottom.
    • stretch marks: nope.
  • We registered! We went to buybuy BABY to register together and then I also registered at Target. I've now got a lot of samples, several pacifiers, a bottle, and even a can of formula. Oh and coupons. Lots of coupons.
  • We started our Bradley childbirth classes last Monday. I'm really glad we signed up. It's no big thing for me to read a book on childbirth, but Mike is much less likely to pick one up. So, I'm glad we're attending a class to learn more information together.
  • Part of the Bradley method emphasizes how exercises during pregnancy can help you during labor. And I'm having to do a lot of squats. 
  • Also, speaking of exercise, I continue to do my walking. I'm doing about two miles three times a week. I'd like to be doing two miles five times a week. We'll see.
  • I've realized how much I dislike how I look in many maternity dresses and tops. I really like body hugging clothes and most maternity shirts are tents! So, I'm still sticking with regular shirts and dresses for the most part, but maternity pants. 
  • I am still loving being pregnant. I love my body. I generally feel fantastic. Sometimes, I even forget I've got this huge belly...until I look in a mirror or touch it. Haha.

labworks infinity scarf from Target \\ Mossimo Supply Co. tank \\ LOFT maternity jeans \\ American Rag flats
Like how I metered in such a way that my belly blends in with the window? Oops :)


Stargirl said…
Squats are good for your butt
We both know my butt is already fantastic.
Megan said…
Gorgeous photos! How exciting to reach viability. I'm loving the updates!
Stephanie said…
You are stunning in these photos!
Stargirl said…
Well, let's not stoop to hyperbole here. It's O.K.

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