24 Weeks: Rounding Third and Headed Home!

Weeks: 24 -- I'm officially 6 months pregnant!! We are so close! I should mention that there are schools of thought that say this week is the start of the third trimester. Makes sense, really: Nine months divided by three means the second trimester is at the 12-week or 3 month mark, and the third trimester is at the 24-week or 6 month mark. While I would like to try to follow this belief, I don't want to be over-confident {I'm sure you understand my anxiety in this} and just wait until the other third trimester mark, which is at 28 weeks, especially when this is when a baby's viability rate goes up from 50-80% to 80-90%. I'd rather be safe than sorry, so four more weeks until the third trimester, it is!
Weight Gain: Checked my weight this morning and I lost another pound! Now at +4 lbs. from pre-preggo weight
This Week's Cravings: I have had a chocolate croissant 5 out of 7 days for breakfast this past week. I can't seem to kick that and my cranberry grape juice love affair {not that I'm trying to get rid of either one!}. Also, earlier this week, I was finally able to satisfy the Oreo pie crust craving -- we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert one night and I ordered an Oreo cheesecake. I was in HEAVEN! Even better, I ordered a double decaf espresso and dipped a spoonful of whipped cream into it {kinda like my own little version of vanilla affogato} and BOOM! Another constant craving was created. I have since had decaf espresso and whipped cream after lunch the next day, as part of breakfast the following day, and as dessert last night. Odds are, I'll be doing the same tonight.
New Maternity / Baby Purchases: Baby's monogram came in VERY quickly. I ordered it from A Hint of Chic Boutique on Etsy on Monday and it was at our doorstep by Thursday morning. J put it up that same morning and we are one step closer to finishing the nursery. 
Moment of the Week: My mom and brother came to visit for a couple of days this week. It's always a treat to have them around, but this time was even better because Baby B really put on a show for them, letting them feel her kicks and somersaults. Anyone who knows my relationship with my brother knows that if there is anyone in this world I am weak for, it's him -- and having him feel Camden's kicks and movement is such an awesome moment for me. I think, too, that my mom especially enjoyed the visit because she enjoyed being part of the cravings and whim-based food runs that I had. {It helps a lot that I haven't really gained too much weight during this pregnancy because it's a lot less guilt for all of us to go for, say, Oreo cheesecake and vanilla affogato.}

This Week's Pregnancy Cheat: Yes, I had some sushi this week. No, I do not regret it. SO THERE.
Things to Look Forward To: This week we have another doctor's appointment. We plan on asking the doctor two specific things: (1) What is the game plan for removing the cerclage stitch? We know that it gets removed on week 36, but we are curious as to whether it will be another surgical procedure or if it is something that can just be done in the doctor's office. (2) We just want to double check if this little weight gain is safe for pregnancy. I've read in several places that even if a person is overweight or obese, weight gain is absolutely necessary for pregnancy. I have just never heard of anyone only gaining 4 to 5 lbs. at 24 weeks. We just want to make sure we are on track.
Sleep Pattern: Sleep has been good this week. I had stayed up late one night hanging out with my mom and brother and J, but otherwise, I've avoided naps and have been sleeping a good 9 to 10 hours a night. 
Things I'm Really Missing: I want iced tea so incredibly bad. Although there are others on the list like wine and tuna sushi, iced tea seems to be at the top of the list. 


Pattie Storm Corey said...

You should try Good Earth Original Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea Blend. You can get it caffeine free. Really makes a great cup of iced or hot tea. The ingredients: Rooiboos, chicory root, rosehips, cinnamon, peppermint, lemon-grass, papaya leaves, chamomile, panax ginseng leaves, anise seed, dandelion root, ginger root, orange peel, and orange oil. Best of all, there is NO sugar added! Very, Very tasty!!! ;o)

Angela said...

Thanks Pattie. I'll definitely look into that! I need to satisfy this craving ASAP!

Kelly E said...

At 24 weeks I had only gained about 4 lbs, so I don't think it is out of the ordinary. I don't want you to worry about it too much. Now, just enjoy yourself! This is an amazing experience :)

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