Thursday, September 6, 2012

24 weeks

24 weeks pregnant with Reid
25/almost 26 weeks pregnant with the twins
I get chills when I think about where I was at this point in my pregnancy with Jack and Lucy... I started going in and out of the hospital at 23 weeks with the twins, so I do not have a belly picture for those few weeks. I am missing 23-26, and this is the only pic I have of me during that time... I was almost 26 weeks. I have no idea why Cal took a pic of me with that awful food... but this is the only pic I have! ha!
I had my glucose test yesterday and PASSED! yay!
I am actually 25 weeks at this moment while updating, and I just can't stop thanking God for such a smooth pregnancy thus far. We went to Mississippi and the Bahamas and KY lake this month... so it has been a super busy one! I am glad to be back home and here to stay probably until we move next summer. Reid will be here in about 3 and a half months in December, and then I do not see myself travelling with 2 yr old twins and a newborn by myself! ha! But you never know... I am crazy like that! :)
Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 24 weeks

Size of baby:  11.81 inches from head to heel — the length of an ear of corn and about 1.32 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 15 lbs

Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses and shirts still.

Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name:  Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)

Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! It really is a new thing for me... with all of the contractions and with how squished J and L were.. I didn't get to feel them very much. This is so surreal to feel every little move!

Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good! I am just tired of sleeping on my side... i love my tummy or my back.

What I miss: um... WINE!!!

Cravings: I have been craving more sweets lately! I am never really a sweets craver, but I have been lately!

Symptoms: a little heart burn and some sciatic nerve pain. yuck! I have felt a very few braxton hicks, but wouldn't have recognized them if I had not had so many contractions for so many months before. 

Best Moment this month: Snorkling, laying on the beach and enjoying life. I had a lot of moments on our recent vacation where I had to stop and reflect and just thank God over and over for allowing me the joy of pregnancy. Snorkling in the ocean during the same time in my pregnancy with the twins that I was being hooked up to IVs and monitors was a surreal and humbling feeling! I have nothing but gratitude!

1 comment:

hughesfamily said...

Yay for such a wonderful pregnancy!!