Happy Viability Day Bubs!
Viability day is when baby is thought to have a reasonable chance of survival if born (although recently the experts are leaning toward viability being closer to 23 weeks). Obviously we want this little guy to stay put for another 16 weeks, but it’s great to know that from now on, every passing day he has a better and better chance of survival if something were to happen.
How far along: 24 Weeks
How big is baby: Size of an eggplant ~11.8in/30cm
Symptoms: I have been feeling pretty good this week. Less GI issues which has been great. I’ve been having more back pain, but that’s to be expected. I try to do a yoga video at least every other day to help. Once soccer season is over I want to start going to the yoga class I’ve gone to with all my other pregnancies. Eventually I might look into a chiropractor as well just to make 3rd trimester more comfortable (I can’t believe we’re only 3 weeks from 3rd tri!)
Movement: He is still a very active little guy. It’s much easier to feel his kicks with my hand, but he’s shy and usually stops when I try to feel him or catch him on video
Sleep: It actually hasn’t been too bad (knock on wood). I usually wake up a half hour or so before my alarm goes off, but that’s better than 2 hours. During the week when I have to wake up early to get the kids to school and get to work I’m pretty exhausted by the afternoon so I never get as much done in the afternoon/evening as I’d like. On the weekends when I get to sleep in I feel great and usually want getting out and enjoy the very warm fall weather we’ve been having.
Food cravings? This week I did have a craving, for orange juice. I’m still so surprised that I haven’t had more strong cravings this time around.
Food Aversions? Nothing this week
Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much
Best moment of the week? My son scoring his first goal in soccer, even though I wasn’t there to see it. Attending a baby shower for my nephew’s wife who is due 2 days after me
Next appointment: My next OB appt is Nov. 4th. Yesterday I called my dr’s office and got all my appointments through the rest of the pregnancy scheduled