Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Viability and a sigh of relief

So this week I hit a milestone, I'm 24 weeks. Which now is when the baby has a fighting chance of surviving out of the womb. Don't get me wrong I want our little Bam Bam to cook a bit more get some fat on his little body but this really does make me breathe a sigh of relief. I'm also coming pretty close to my 3rd trimester, it seems like its going pretty quickly. I do find myself pretty freaking grumpy when I'm stuck in the heat, thats pretty much the symptom that is most apparent right now. I love feeling little Bam Bam moving and kicking and generally can't keep myself from talking to him when he does, which makes me look pretty "interesting" (read: crazy) when it happens in public. It is such a magical time, having this little boy inside of me growing and sharing everything with me. Its so hard to believe that pretty soon he'll be on his own and on the outside. I can't wait to get to know him, to see who he'll look like, to watch him grow.
I decided we're going to do some childbirth classes. I wasn't sure if I wanted to or not because I am so familiar with birth through my doula work but I figure the refresher is probably good and it will be good for the hubs to have a little more confidence going into it. We are using the Bradley Method because it emphasizes the husbands role as the coach and I've seen great success with clients who use it. It amazes me the difference it makes in labor when you are prepared rather than just "going for the ride". I'm going to do the best I can to prepare both me and the hubs for the events coming up.
I'm going to start researching cribs and deciding what we want. One of the girls from my birth board just posted pictures of her nursery and its soo cute so now I have the itch to get ours going. Right now its filled with so much baby stuff and furniture. I need to reorganize and get rid of some stuff then work on decorating. Conveniently this can be done in air conditioning so maybe that will help with the general grumpiness when its hot outside.

4 comments:

mama k said...

Yay! And you are totally one of those elusive "I like being preggo ladies" LOL I won't hold it against you though.

Decorating the nursery and getting all the "stuff" ready is so fun. Just don't move any furniture by yourself, OK? We don't want any pulled muscles. :)

Shaina Williams said...

I just realized you and Josie are having a baby at the same time!! Like you always wanted:) That's so cool. And I'm so excited to meet your little man when he comes!

*shell* said...

That's exciting...it is a relief to get to that point that you know things will be ok if the baby comes early. I'm so exciting for you!!!

Katie said...

I know what you mean, I'm coming up on 25 weeks and I was thinking the same thing about viability this morning. Hope to be pregnant much longer, of course, but it is a little bit of a relief to know if something happened and he was born now, his odds of survival are decent.

I love being pregnant, too :)