We've hit 24 weeks! We are to the point of viability!!! If the babies were born today they would likely survive! They would spend a ton of time in the NICU, but they would survive!!! SOOO exciting!
Up until this point if something happened it was unlikely the babies would make it. That isn't the case now. Of course we don't want them born now - far from it! I'd like to keep these munchkins safely within their mommy for another 12 weeks or so. This is just the first of several exciting milestones we will hit in the next several months. Our next milestone? 28 weeks =)
As is customary, I have belly pics to share with you. I'm getting nice and round and large! I love it!!
Here's a pic of me in "normal" clothes:
Here's a pic of me sideways in a tank top =):
And here's a pic of me sideways with my bare belly! Definitely getting bigger!!
So what else is going on? Well, I had my first feet/ankle swelling incident Friday. I thought that swelling would be a gradual thing. . .a little here, a little there. My hands have been a bit swollen for weeks and I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring (sad days). I knew that my feet and ankles would follow suit at some point. Well, Friday my ankles swelled. . .to the point that I couldn't tell they were ankles. And my feet swelled too! AHHH! They haven't really gone down in swelling since. I have been wearing my TED hose and trying to put my feet up whenever possible, but I suspect this is probably just my new normal! Oh well, it could definitely be worse!
Oh, and I have no idea how pregnant women survive in the summer without a pool! I feel like a sweaty steam engine all the time and I LOVE the pool in the backyard! It feels so great! And it makes me feel weightless. . .lovely!! Speaking of weight, I did weigh myself today, and I did hit the goal of gaining exactly 24 lbs in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy! YAY for healthy weight gain!! Hopefully the babies are gaining piles of weight as well! We see them again next Wednesday on July 28th at our next OB appointment. Woo hoo!
That's all for now! Hope you all are doing well and are staying cool!!