Tuesday, February 2, 2010

24w Update

How far along? 24w.  Our baby girl is “technically” viable.  All this means is that were she to be born alive today,  the attending physicians would be obligated to attempt to sustain her life.  I know that is very scientific sounding, but…..well, given the quality of life that a micro-preemie may have, “viable” just isn’t good enough for me.

Total weight gain
: 3 lbs up; I have finally arrived back at my starting pregnancy weight.  I blame Kelly.  She is corrupting me with Barefoot Contessa brownies.  It’s all her fault. 

Maternity clothes?
Of course.  Maternity clothes and a rekindled love for fuzzy socks.

Yes, please.

Best moment this week: A snow storm that blanketed the entire yard. =)  We got about 6” and it made me happy to see all white and no dead grass poking up through the ice. 

: This child.  Sigh.  I need to name her whatever means “jumps around constantly” or “won’t ever sit still.”  Even Dr. M has commented on how active she is.  Reassuring, yes.  Exhausting, yes, too. 

Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note: I have started yet another blood pressure medicine, but this one seems to be working (for now).  Supposedly, this one (Labetalol) works in a different capacity than my other two, so it should stay effective longer.  Here’s hoping.  My blood pressure has been good, and a week on bedrest has shown us that this is indeed the route to take right now.  Staying off my feet = no contractions = good BP = no hospital.  That is what we want. 

Belly Button in or out
? Out-ish.  Things are a-changing.

What I miss
: Sleeping on my stomach, and eating freely without worrying about heartburn.
What I am looking forward to: the birth of my dear friend Mandie’s Baby Bumblebee.

Stats: B/P: 122/64; BG heartrate: 150; urine: clear (no trace protein); cervix: 3.5


Valerie said...

Sounds like things are going well! I took Labetalol through my pregnancy with Tessa, and it worked really well for me. Hope you have the same experience.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So glad the rest is helping...keep it up, girl...

Sara said...

You look so skinny in your picture! Take care of the princess and yourself... How are names coming along?

Jessi Knack said...

Labetalol is the only thing that brought my blood pressure down after having Bralen. I was in the hospital for 4 days before they finally tried it. I'm a fan.

mandie lane said...

SO much good news here, M- the movement, the weight, the very idea that you're 24 weeks!!! I'm so, so happy. I was reading the blog comments on one of my old posts and loved the one where you said you were hopeful we'd have baby girls "together". And we ARE!

2nd half of alphabet, not in top 200 for many many years. Does that help? ;) xoxo

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Yeah for Bedrest!
I want to come see you very soon! Will e-mail-

Kelly said...

That's ok, I'll take the blame for your weight gain! Anything that helps BG grow!