Wednesday, March 9, 2011

24 Weeks

Wow - 24 weeks! To some people this may not seem like much of a milestone but I am very excited to know we've reached the age of viability for these girls. Of course we don't want them to make an appearance anytime soon and if they did it would be a very uphill climb but it's still nice to know we've reached that point.

I feel like I've expanded to an astronomical size already but the baby bump just keeps on growing and growing and growing. Petey & I enjoy watching the girls bop around at night and they seem to enjoy kicking Daddy when he puts his hand on top of them. Their kicks and punches are starting to become painful. Every once in awhile they'll hit me good enough that I feel like I need to stop and catch my breath. Well, I feel like I need to stop and catch my breath a lot of the time anyway. Elliot and Hadley have each gotten a chance to feel them as well although they're not all that excited about it. Elliot likes to inform us and anyone else who will listen that his mommy is having two babies which is just adorable.

This week is the last week I will not (hopefully) have any trips to the doctor which just seems crazy! After next week I start going weekly for OB appointments. I will continue to have growth scans every 3-4 weeks and by 32 weeks we'll be doing weekly NST's (non stress tests). I'm hoping/guessing all these extra doctor visits will help things go more quickly. There is still a lot that needs to be done but I feel like I've been pregnant forever and I'm ready to feel like myself again!