What that means is that if Girl was born today she would have a chance at life. A small chance, but its there. Obviously Girl, you don't need to get any ideas. Stay put.
And yes, I realize that I missed 3 weeks. Its been rather crazy around these parts. We had my parents come up to help us repair the hole in the wall in Girl's room (from the lovely leak in our roof earlier this year). So that weekend was crazy busy. Then last weekend I worked 3 days in a row with quick turnarounds on each shift. Its just been crazy, things have been stressful and well, I just can't do it all.
Maternity Clothes: My hips are starting to get bigger (dammit), so my maternity scrubs that I spent a fortune on are getting tight, just around the hips (the part that isn't stretchy). I'm hoping my some stretch of a miracle I can make them last the next 3 months.
Stretch Marks: Neg.
Sleep: For a while there when things were crazy busy, I added a 2nd cup of coffee in the afternoon. Well that backfired, because I was having wicked insomnia and unable to fall asleep.
Best Pregnancy Moment: Today Jack and I went to a children's museum with BFF T & A and they had a big chalkboard wall where the kids could practice writing their names. I wrote our Girl's name for the first time, and I love it even more in writing :)
Movement: She definitely has her moments. I've also noticed that if I don't have enough to drink during the day, she doesn't move as much. Which is a swift kick in the ass for me to start chugging more liquids.
Food Cravings: donuts. This is not going to end well. Specifically jelly donuts, and Mizzle's cinnamon sugar brioche buns from work. OMG they are to die for.
Gender: Baby GIRL! See our gender reveal here.
Names: Decided! And written on a museum chalkboard wall somewhere...
Symptoms: This isn't really a symptom, but more of an update. Last appt (23 weeks), my BP was 138/75, which is fine. However, I told my doc about 2 weeks ago when I had a splitting headache all day and was seeing floaters. I figured out after the fact it was dehydration, and its definitely happened a few other times when I've been dry. She thinks that I likely have some sort of background chronic hypertension (I tend to agree with her, my family is all over hypertension like white on rice). I have to do a 24 hour urine collection for protein (moreso to get a baseline) at some point before my next appointment. She also took me out of teaching the emergency medicine class that I teach in the summers (I was going to be teaching every Thursday in May & June), because she said that is thinking she might take me out of work early. Wait, what????? Yeah, not cool. We definitely can't afford that. She also said there is a chance that I'd be induced at 38 weeks, which is fine as long as its after July 1. So yeah. Just a little stressful.
What I Miss: being able to drink caffeine non-stop and not having to worry about getting dehydrated.
What I'm Looking Forward To: having this weekend AND next weekend off :)
And here's a bump pic...took this one late in the day, so its looking a little large and in charge. Oh and look! The new shelves are in our closet, and my room is clean!!!