Weeks 23 and 24
#2: We've hit viability! As an infant bereavement photographer I know the importance of this day, even though I know it doesn't set anything in stone. It still felt great to hit that 24 week mark and know that s/he's growing big and strong and staying put!
|Week 24, Viability Day|
#4: Now, I swore to myself I would keep this to just 3, but these two weeks have been big ones for the baby, C, and myself. In addition to really turning around the "bads" in my pregnancy I also was able to get a ton of baby stuff taken care of! Thanks to the visit from my extremely generous parents, mostly my consignment-shop-loving mom, we got almost everything we need to be ready for the baby to arrive! We bought, either new or on consignment, a stroller and car seat (review to come), breast pump, books, toys, a Petunia Picklebottom diaper bag, tons of clothes, some more cloth diapers, shopping cart cover, my Breast Friend nursing pillow, and much much more! We seriously got HOOKED UP! I don't even have room for everything in the nursery! I decided to send to my parent's house all of our NB and 0-3 month clothing and things we will need for the baby's first month since we will be there for that part of our child-rearing adventure. It helped clear out the nursery so we could get it all set up and looking nice, which was great.
|The mostly completed nursery. We just the wall decorations.|
#1: I have none! Really, this has been a fantastic two weeks of my pregnancy. My energy is still up, I am still sleeping well, I am walking a lot, I have tapered off my weight gain, and I am feeling the baby daily and really bonding with him/her. I am going to enjoy this time and embrace it because I know it may not last long.