Friday, April 15, 2011

We have been hoping for this ...

24 WEEKS!!!!!!  This is viability week!!  If Noah makes his arrival anytime from today forward, the hospital/NICU will do whatever they can to try and keep him here with us.  Before the 24 week mark there isn't too much they can do.  This is HUGE!!!  While I am still nervous and anxious, I am beginning to feel slightly more relaxed.  I think we may get to bring him home to stay - can you believe it??  Me, us, a baby - to keep....  It's overwhelming.

How many weeks:  24 weeks

How am I feeling: humbled and extremely thankful

Doctor’s Appointment: I see the OB on the 29th (26 wks) and the MFM on May 13th (28 wks).  We also have our 3D u/s set for May 6th (27 wks) and if Noah is cooperative we will get some awesome pics!

Weight Gain:  6.5 pounds
Maternity Clothes:  I wear all maternity clothes these days.  Love it!

Baby Preparation: Nursery is coming together nicely.  I am participating a community garage sale in 2 weeks, and that will be the last of all our mess that needed to leave the room. 

Gender: precious baby boy (confirmed on 5 separate u/s - so anything different would totally catch us off guard LOL)

Name:  Noah Reagan McCleskey.  It means Peaceful Little King.  Pretty sweet!

Sleep:  Sleep has never been a problem with any of my pregnancies.  I think it's because of the Prometrium.  :0)

Best moment this week:  on Monday night Matt got to feel Noah kicking for the first time.  Some soft kicks and then one BIG one that made him jump.  How amazing!

Movement: He is moving more and more during the day, or at least now I'm more aware of his movements.  Earlier this week I am sure I felt him do a full flip, it was a BIG movement.  He lets me know when he wants me to turn over in bed - I can feel his little punches/kicks letting me know it's time to flip!

Food cravings: Nothing really this week.  Although some mangos or watermelon sound good right now.

What I miss: I can't think of anything.  My energy levels seem to be back up, even with the prometrium.  I sleep well, I am still pregnant, I don't get nauseous anymore....what's there to miss!!

What I am looking forward to: Today, tomorrow and making it all the way with this little guy!  I am also looking forward to our baby showers.  We have been planning and getting excited about this for so long...  :0)  We simply cannot wait to celebrate God's blessings with our family and friends.

Milestones:  Today!  HUGE milestone. HUGE sigh of relief.  HUGE thank you to JESUS!!!  Every day is a bonus day after today.  I am hoping to see 28 weeks and some more weight on Noah.  

Here is what he should be looking like this week:


Sherri said...

Big HURRAY for 24 weeks! What a nice milestone to reach! I love reading your updates by the way!!

Michele said...

YAY!!! Happy V Day!!!

Becky said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you guys!

Carol said...

What wonderful news! So happy for you both.


Ausmerican Housewife said...

Oh yes, the "Mom, YOU ARE SQUISHING ME! ROLL OVER!" kicks. I loved those!

Lisa (Coe) Mueller said...

Hi Guys!

So excited and happy to hear that you have made V-Day!!! :-) I am almost in tears over here with excitement! Can't wait to see the 3D u/s pics...if Noah will cooperate! :-)

I love you guys and I am still praying for you and a safe delivery!

In Christ,

Lisa Mueller