Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 24: Viability Here We Come

Good Evening Humble Readers...

I have had a very productive day today.  Washed the towels and the sheets and a load of regular laundry, cleaned the kitchen (except for the floor), had the oven looked at (we need a part, so I won't know until tomorrow how much the damage is going to be), went to see Dr. B, went to the hospital and had my first GD test, made supper, and went to  Crazy busy!

So, we've reached viability... Not that I want this little Halfling to make his/her appearance any time soon!  I had hoped that by the time I got to this point I would be less worried.  But there are just different things to worry about now.  I'll get through it I guess. 

How far along? 24w0d

Maternity clothes? Yup... no change there!

Body Oddities? Killer heartburn... just awful!  I mentioned it when I went to see Dr. B today and he gave me a prescription for Ranitidine (150 mg twice a day).  Other stuff... broken blood vessels on my face, new skin tags, itchy skin, on top of all the usual stuff like bloating, constipation, and general fatigue.  Oh, and a question for my bloggy sisters with IBS... if you've had the GD test, did it trigger a flare for you? 

Sleep?  Hit and miss this week... I have had a couple of amazing nights, but then others haven't been so hot.  I think the Halfling must be going through a pretty major growth spurt because I'm exhausted all the time.

Best moment this week? Not really pregnancy related, but the wedding this weekend, getting to see all my Beloved's family again... was so much fun!

Worst moment? looking down at the scale and realizing that I can't see the numbers without really leaning forward and skewing the numbers.  The belly has definitely increased... like that was necessary.

Movement? The Halfling has been very mobile lately... I've been feeling him/her up high and down low and everywhere in between.

Food cravings? CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!!! and dairy products (yoghurt especially)

Rings? Still on... but I think I've only got a few weeks left.  There have been a few mornings where I have woken up concerned that I wasn't going to be able to get them off.

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy

Intense Dreams? Still weird... I had a dream that I was in labour, and my water broke, but instead of gushing water there was foam coming out of my... well, you get the idea. 

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... bp holding steady at 130-ish over 70-ish). I will be going for multiple GD tests (first of which was today... results on Wednesday).

What I miss? Venti non-fat iced Chai lattes, sushi (the craving is back!)

What I look forward to? Continuing to take baby steps on the nursery project, when my Beloved can feel the Halfling's movements.

Emotional State? Not too bad... there's something that I'm going to post about tomorrow that has been on my mind a lot, but other than that, things have been mellower this week.


  1. YAY for viability, but I agree, stay put little Halfling!

  2. Halfling better stay put! So...I have to ask...have you picked out names?

  3. Wow, a boy you think? Well I say you might be right! I knew DD was a girl before we found out the sex!! Mmmm choc peanut butter cups, yummee!
    Sorry about the heartburn. Mine was terrible too. I used to drink the heartburn med straight out of the bottle. Ugh. Hope that your Gd test is clear, if not and you need help email me, I can give you some tips!!
    Glad you enjoyed the wedding. Curious about tomorrow's post. what is bothering you?
    You're in my thoughts. Thanks for your comment, sorry for the lack of on my part.

  4. Woohoo for viability! HUGE milestone!

    Glad you and your Beloved enjoyed the wedding.


  5. Yeahh for viability!! That sounds like a very busy day! Hope your getting a nap today.

  6. CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the viability milestone!!! Now stay put little Hafling! :)


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