Monday, May 20, 2013

Milestones-Hitting 24 Weeks!

Ever since we got pregnant we knew there would be many humps (milestones) to get over throughout the pregancy. At first it seemed as though days took forever and weeks took years and little by little we got over one hump and we were then able to breathe a huge sigh of relief. It seemed as though it was one hump after another and everytime we went to a doctor's appointment we were a bunch of nerves and then another sigh of relief.

Last Thursday, we hit one of the biggest humps we have been wanting to get over since the day we found out we were pregnant. 24 weeks. Many don't know what 24 weeks means and many do not celebrate this huge milestone. The 24th week of pregnancy usually marks the start of the age of vitality; the first time the fetus could potentially survive outside the uterus. This was huge for both of us! We know that if anything god for bid was to happen and our baby would have to be delievered there is a chance she could survive outside the womb. However, she better keep baking for a long, long time until she is fully ready to come! Last Thursday, like every other morning I woke up and reached for my phone to shut my alarm off and quickly I had remebered today was a very special day for both of us. We were both so happy to have gotten this far in the pregnancy and we celebrated that entire day.

While we were at dinner we were talking about all our milestones that we have overcome and we came up with a list...

  1. Getting a positive pregnancy test
  2. Seeing a sac on the ultrasound
  3. Seeing a heartbeat
  4. Hearing a heartbeat
  5. Growth between the 6th & 8th week
  6. Making it past the 12th week where miscarriage rates lower by half
  7. Making it past the first trimester
  8. Making sure all Trisomy and Down syndrome tests are clear and normal
  9. Nuchal scan being normal and clear
  10. Passing my first glucose test
  11. Anatomy scan being normal and clear
  12. Reaching vitality-24 weeks!
As time goes on with the pregnancy we will keep writing stuff down of our milestones that we reach. Such a beautiful thing to see written down.

This year Mother's day was such a wonderful day for us. I remember so much the past years crying and wishing we would be able to be given the chance of being mothers. Finally our time has come and we celebrated Mother's day as I had always expected in my dreams. We got each other gifts and we surprised each other with posts on each others Facebook. I swear I fall more and more in love with Sarah each and every day that goes by. 

How far along? 24 weeks & 4 days
How big is baby? Eggplant
Total weight gain/loss: Two pound=p
Maternity Clothes: Maternity shirts
Have you started to show yet? a little pooch
Sleep: Better
Best moment this week: Feeling her kick like crazy this past week
Miss Anything? Hot dogs
Movement: Movement each and every day!
Food Cravings: Nothing
Anything make you queasy or sick? Not right now
Gender prediction: We already know its a GIRL!
Symptoms: Irratable 
Major purchases this week? Closet organization
Looking forward to: Feeling her kick more and more often

Last but not least I leave you with a picture of our beautiful baby girl. She already is wrapped around our fingers! We love her SO much!


JustMe said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on ALL of your milestones but especially congrats on this newest and hugely important one. Love the ultrasound pic!

nurse BiBi said...

So sweet! Trucking right along ladies! Still can't believe you've only gained 2 lbs!! What diet are you using?

Rachael said...

How precious and I love the messages on facebook! I'm glad you guys had a fantastic mother's day and things are going so well! Can't wait to see little Harper!!

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