14 July 2013

24 weeks

 
{ugh, this picture is so awful, sorry for my appearance. My hair needs highlighted, and I have ZERO makeup on in this picture. I've had too many Braxton Hicks today to justify crawling upstairs to do anything about it. So, all natural B is what you get tonight folks}


How far along: 24 weeks, 5 Days

Weight gain/loss: +14 lbs. at 150, not going to lie, I cringed when they had to move the "big" numbered bar to "150"

Maternity clothes: shorts and pants, yes! Still loving my maxi dresses! (I've tried to try a few maternity t-shirts I bought earlier on, but they are still too big)
 
Sleep: Still struggling with this a little. Hard to get comfortable, and I wake up about every 2 hours after being in the same position that long with my entire body hurting. I asked my doctor about it, she said its totally normal.
 
Best moment this week: We had our hospital tour yesterday and I learned so much more than I knew just by asking people who had delivered there. The BEST was that the new NICU rooms at my hospital are private to each baby or set of babies. The room also has a pull out couch/bed, TV and full bath, AND parents are allowed to stay there 24/7 once mom has been discharged from the hospital. This news brought so much relief and happiness! I am so excited that if my littles have to stay in the NICU for longer than when I am in the hospital, I get to just move into their room after I am discharged (and so does hubby!)
The rooms were amazing! Our hospital just added on and is in the process of renovating the original part.
Here are a few pictures of the rooms: (hubbs said it looks like a Westin, and I agree)

mother/baby room:
 



NICU room:
 




Food cravings: Dry strawberry mini wheats, watermelon, my yogurt parfait, crispex, sprite, apples, chocolate chip muffins, tootsie pops
 
Food aversions: still meat and big portions

Movement: I believe I have jumping beans in my belly!
  
Gender: BOYS!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, insomnia, a little bit of anxiety
 
Looking forward to: We have an appointment on Monday with our Peri, so we get to see the littles and see how much they weigh and make sure they are still sharing. I will also get an evaluation on myself to see how my body is holding up!
 
Baby/Momma Update:
 
I had an OB appointment on Thursday and both heart beats were great and my belly measured at 30 weeks! So we are right on track!
 
Orlando was great! I loved seeing everyone and feeling a sense of normalcy. After the third day my body started to retaliate against me, so I went home a night early. But I am so thankful I got to go!
 
My mom's sweet friends are throwing me a shower in Orlando coming up on Saturday and my sister, mom, mother in law and sister in law are throwing my shower in Tampa on Sunday. We ended up keeping both of these showers small and with local guests, as I could still go on bed rest at any moment and wouldn't be allowed to attend these if so. (fingers crossed my body is keeping up Monday and I get cleared for another week of no bed rest!)
 
hope y'all had a great weekend!
thank you for all your sweet e-mails, comments and IG comments on me and the littles! We appreciate your thoughts and prayer so much!
 
xo
-b

sorry for the late post tonight, I had a very important message on my chalkboard this weekend and waited until the last minute to erase and put up 24 weeks. Here was that special message....

 
she said yes for the both of them since he is working the ER tonight until 11pm. But the message will be waiting on an ipad for him tonight when he gets home!!!



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