24 weeks pregnant - we are viable!

Only 16 weeks to go!



At last we have hit the huge milestone of having a viable pregnancy.
Between weeks 23 and 24 a baby's chances of survival increases about 3-4% a day which is amazing news! Even better news is that at 24 weeks our baby as up to a 70% chance of survival compared having only an up to 35% chance of survival just a week ago!
Since we hit 20 weeks I feel like the weeks are just flying by, which is amazing, and I am starting to think about having two children under two years (still sounds odd!).

Now we have 16 weeks to choose a name for Button which is proving difficult as we have neither a boys name or a girls name despite reading through entire naming books. I suppose a name will come to us at some point but it is becoming an bit alarming that we have no ideas at all. Unlike last time we really have no ideas, not even names that one of
us likes and the other doesn't, we honestly just don't like anything enough to consider it as a name we would want to give our child. How do you come up with a name that you love enough?

Had my 24 week appointment with the midwife this week and so far so good! My blood pressure is low which is amazing and I just hope it stays like this throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

  

What vegetable are you?


At 24 weeks Button has now grown into a beautiful sweetcorn, measuring 31.5cm long and weighing in at around 600g which is amazing.


Swelling?


The heat does make my fingers swell but they would do that whether I was pregnant or not, I do still have my rings on which is definitely longer than last pregnancy,however I would have been pregnant during summer and so the heat would have been a problem sooner than at the moment. Shoes are still fitting (which is no wonder as my feet have no gone down to a size 4 from size 5 which I was pre-pregancy with M).

Symptoms?


Boobs are so sore. Looks like I won't be getting any reprieve from this, though I am sure they hurt until the third trimester with M so maybe it will be the same this time round.

Tiredness, heartburn and headaches have also been regular symptoms this week and I am getting a touch of rib pain although not as bad as with M.

I do feel I am beginning to waddle a bit but that tends to happen when I am tired and have pelvic pains.

Baby update


At 24 weeks Button is kicking so much and even with anterior placenta I am feeling him or her so often which is great. What is not so great is that I usually feel Button the most when I am shattered and really wanting to sleep. Beggars can't be choosers though an I would much rather enjoy feeling Button than not feeling him or her.

At the midwife on Wednesday, when I was 24 weeks exactly, I measure just over 24 weeks so growth appears to be in track.

Button's respiratory system is now developing well. The lungs move amniotic fluid in and out in preparation of breathing although all oxygen still comes from the placenta.

Button's face is almost fully formed (aaah I can't wait to see what it looks like), with hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Cute! Although the colour of his or her hair is a secret to us, the hair on Button's head will currently be white as there is no pigment yet.



Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

9 comments :

  1. Oh that's interesting. Don't you have any names left over from last time, or is that weird? Like second hand ;)

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  2. Nope. We only had one boy's and one girl's name and we have gone off the boy name and used the girl's one!

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  3. yay to viability, such a relief isn't it! We're the same with names, it's extra difficult second time around xx

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  4. A huge relief! Just another 16 weeks to wait now lol

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  5. Aww yay! Well done for reaching 24 weeks :) Happy days! Names are so tricky - we're still very undecided about what to call Peppercorn! xxx

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  6. I am now 25 weeks so think we must be pretty close date wise. Firstly, huge congrats to you!! It sounds like its all going well and the words viable are SO lovely to hear aren't they?

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  7. I am sure when it comes to it we will just know? I am hoping for both our sakes this happens lol I thought 21 days (in Scotland) was long enough to register birth but with the lack of names we have at the moment I am now not so sure if it will be long enough!

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  8. I am 25 weeks today and due on September 30th! It is great to know we are viable :) Congrats to you too!

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  9. Ah what a lovely update! Glad you are feeling lots of kicks- I had an anterior placenta last time and wound up being monitored a lot as I never felt many movements. Also love the veggies!! So sorry I'm late reading but thank you so much for linking up to #maternitymatters x x

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