24 weeks (aka The Age of Viability): For any of you who are not up to par with pregnancy standards, 24 weeks is considered the age of viability meaning if Bee were to come now they would do everything possible to save herim. That's a big milestone for me. I never thought we would make it, let alone go 4 whole weeks without a panic attack sending me to the doctors. I am proud of myself and am treating myself to a pumpkin pie and yes I may just eat the whole thing, not tonight but in the next few days because I love pumpkin pie and so does Bee.
In celebration of our 24 week milestone Stephen gave me a present....a cold...yet again. He gets sick so easily and I usually don't but being pregnant seems to suppress my immune system even more. That meant today and yesterday were filled with my cold concoction of peppermint tea, honey, hot chocolate and now I have added cinnamon ( and of course whipped cream, it just would not be the same) using my nasal spray, drinking lots of OJ and eating warm soups. I'm hoping it kicks this thing in the butt because it is the weekend, I am tired and we have a lot to do this weekend. Tonight I plan on eating some pizza, some pie and resting on the couch catching up on my shows from this week. We don't have cable so I watch them online a few days after they are posted. And of course due to lack of heat (don't even get me started, it's only October and we're already having heat problems, this shit ain't going to fly when Bee is here) I'll be snuggling on the couch with many blankets.
We were at a drug store the other day and I decided to take my blood pressure to see what it was at...100/63, this is my usual, actually my usual is usually 80-90 over 60-70 but I get so lightheaded when its that low so I'm kind of glad it's a bit higher. But that just makes me think that even if I don't feel very anxious at the hospital that I really am and it is affecting my blood pressure. I'll be keeping track of it the next few weeks though I do think it is stress related now. That is a good thing, well no stress is not a good thing but the fact that it probably won't be an issue I have to deal with is great.
In other news we went to out monthly Bereaved Families meeting where there were a few new people, one of whom lost their baby during labour. Bee just so you know even if you turn head down, I think Mom and Dad are planning on a c-section to reduce the risk of losing you during labour. I know labour helps prepare the baby and the mom but we have met two women through BF that lost their babies during labour, it scares me and Stephen both! Of course this topic hasn't even really been discussed and will not until after 28 weeks with a very long meeting with our OB but it is on the back of our minds, we can go at any time now and we should have a plan at this point for all situations as much as we can. Scary as it is, in 4 more weeks it will have to be discussed and planned for. But praying that nothing happens anytime soon and Bee just stays healthy, happy and alive. Oh and for me to continue my amazing strength of sanity that I have no clue how I am holding it together.
And on that note it's Friday night so this mama is going to go snuggle up on the couch, on the platter for this weekend, Butterfly Conservatory tomorrow to celebrate Ty's 2 year, Church followed by Tommy Sud's followed by Picking up Bee's Belly pics and then home to nap for sure!!!! Pics will be posted Sunday if I can keep my eyes open.