What does 24 weeks mean? It means VIABILITY! Not that I want my baby to make an entrance any time before 38 weeks, but if he/she would at this point it would have a chance for survival with a lot of challenges and a lot of time in the NICU.
As for me, I am doing fairly well. Went back to the doctor this week. All is well. I need to keep my body hydrated to really help with the migraines. And it has, so that is good. As for the baby, well, I am measuring 3 weeks ahead (meaning as of this past Wednesday I was measuring 26 weeks instead of 23). But the doctor isn't concerned...YET. The baby/uterus hasn't settled down into my pelvis yet and when it does and it's still big, then she'll start thinking seriously about it. I will have an ultrasound between 34 & 36 weeks to help determine the baby's size at that point and we may induce a littler earlier just to make sure I can safely deliver this one vaginally. DS was 8# 15 oz, 22 inches long, so I am accustomed to big babies :) If this one is a little smaller, that's fine...but I still would like at least 8#. I like em bigger and fatter! :) Doc thinks I won't have a problem with that one at all. We talked about an induction on May 1 if I don't go by then and assuming baby is not too big at that point too. DH thinks it will happen on April 28 (DS birthday) naturally. He thinks I'll get up that morning and get in the shower and then my water will break. Then both my babies would be born on April 28.
Have you all seen dazey's blog lately? She's having TWINS!!!!! How awesome is that?!?!
I'm going to have DH take a picture of me today and then I'll get it posted this week. I go back to the doctor in February, then at that point I start going every 2 weeks until 36 weeks...then it's every week. ARGH!!! I told DH this yesterday and he got kinda freaked out about it. He was like--"oh wow, you're that close? Guess we need to get some names narrowed down." We have boy names picked out--Nicholas Matthew (Nic), Elijah Matthew (Eli), and Izaac Jeramia (Zac). I like Izaac b/c then I would have Zac and Xander. :) But no girls name yet. So I guess this must be a boy, right?!?
Thanks for the recipe and freezing ideas. I'm going to try a few things today while the game is on--GO COLTS!!!! I'm outta here. Have a GREAT day! :)