24w (Day 24)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Woo Hoo!!! We have officially arrived at 24w and into the third trimester!!! I had my steroid injection at 6:30am (because, really, when is something ever "on time"). For those expecting them, I didn't find them to be a painful injection; the P17's are worse. We iced, pinched, and in the needle went. The betamethasone isnt as viscous as the progesterone, so the burning was very mild. Afterwards, we put on the heat and then it was a tad uncomfortable. Muscle tightening, that sort of thing, but after 10 minutes, nothing. I got up and sat down to shower: nada. And now, I'm back to bed, clean and ready for the day. (On the agenda: bed, bed, and more bed!)

The Resident came in to check on us (Dr M is on rounds, so she will be in shortly, I'm sure). The HB monitoring is from now on going to be 1 hour every 8 hours (plus the 1 hour contraction monitoring).

Peter has scanned in ultrasound pictures for your viewing pleasure from July 23-Aug 12. Click here to go to the picture blog (there are just so many.) I will only post 2, from the most recent scan.
(Bobby)
(Maya)

I've started my new journal (the baby journal I had ran out of pages yesterday, so the third trimester will actually begin journal#2, kind of funny how it works out that way). So far, things are really well today (I mean, it is only 8:15am, but still...) We are about to have breakfast and enjoy the day together.

To Anonymous in Mass: thank you for the sweet card; it really made my day yesterday, as I was struggling with my emotions.

Well, breakfast is here!

35 comments:

sonja said...

HOORAY for 24 weeks!! I am glad your steroid injections weren't too bad. I have heard the PIO shots are unpleasant ... not looking forward to those.

I love your captions on the US pictures by the way. =) Cheering you on through your next two weeks (and beyond)!

cheryllookingforward said...

Happy third trimester! I'm happy the shots weren't painful for you. Let's get this next countdown going!

nikki wood said...

My eyes whelm with tears of happiness for you Michele. I know how much of a relief it is to reach 24 weeks, I remember the feeling well.

What kind of journals do you use? I love to know how other people remember their babies! I know you have journals for all the babies, do you just write in them or do you include other things in them too?

momto558 said...

CONGRATULATIONS...a day well deserved!!!You did it:)Hugs,
Michele

Sophie said...

Woo hoo on reaching 24 weeks!!! New goal week to set now. Welldone!

Jimmie's Auntie Amber said...

Rejoicing with you on making it to this huge milestone!!! I remember that day with when Rachael turned 24 weeks with Jimmie. Now I'm praying for 28 weeks- with the hope you'll make it all the way to 36!!!

Lisa DG said...

Happy official milestone day!

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

Wowie Zowie! Look at you go little mama!

Monique said...

Congratulations!

Devon said...

Yay congrats!!!

Carrie and MJ said...

Yipee, Yeah, Wahoo!!! Congrats on making it to this milestone! Now let's start the countdown for the next two weeks - you WILL make it, and we'll all be cheering you on!

Just Breathe said...

24 WEEKS. YES! GREAT NEWS!

Cheryl said...

i'm thrilled for you. :-) congrats on a huge huge huge milestone!

sarah said...

awsome for you for making it to 24 weeks!! the betamethazone shots were really easy on me too. i have had waaay worse shots! i look foward to the next count down.
all my love and prayers.
hugs love sarah

Catherine W said...

I'm so, so happy. The third trimester. Wow!

Not so great that it started out with a steroid injection but I know that these things are necessary :(

xx

Reba said...

Yay 24 weeks!! So happy to see you celebrating this important milestone!!

Busted Tube said...

What a wonderful day! So happy to see you making it to 24 weeks!

Barbara said...

So pleased for you!

xxx

Cassandra said...

Hip hip hooray!!!

Thanks for the info about the steroids, good to know.

Ms. J said...

A big yeeeee haaaaawwwww!

Woo hoo!

LitterOf1 said...

Yeaaaaaaaaa my dear friend Michele, Happy V day @ 24 weeks! You and your family are absolutely, utterly the BEST! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

Tina said...

Yippeee!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a good day!! A day the Lord made, enjoy and know that I am rejoicing for you today. I am 23 weeks, waiting to get to 24 :) Lots of love and continued prayers! Anna in CA

Alyssa said...

Congratulations on reaching the third trimester!! I look forward to reading your blog as you go through the final trimester. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Hope's Mama said...

24 weeks - great news!!!!

Lynda said...

Congrats!!! 24 weeks is awesome!! :)

Carrie said...

IT IS HERE!!!!! YOU MADE IT! I am so, so proud of you and the babies- what good resting you've done over the last weeks.

Hoping the next four weeks fly by, and the next four after that!

Big hugs (and a happy 24 week dance!),
Carrie

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

That's so funny. Before I even read your first two words, I thought 'woo hoo!" Woo hoo, indeed. :)

Peace.

Kristin said...

Welcome to the third trimester. Hoping and praying your Maya and Bobby continue to grow and thrive inside you.

Seraphim said...

So thrilled for you Michele. Woohoo!

Stacie said...

Yeah for 24 weeks! You are amazing!

A n T said...

Praise God!!!

michelle. said...

Hi Michele, I'm a Michelle also (plus an extra L) and i stumbled across your blog while i was doing some research for my little boy. he's 3 months old and I've barely had any good sleep at all since his arrival. The sleep deprivation robs me of strength and i sometimes forget why I had Hayden in the first place. I cried buckets over your beautifully written birth stories and am now reading through your other entries. I'm praying for you, congrats on reaching 3rd trimester. Good luck super woman.

Inanna said...

I'm so glad!!

N said...

I was away this weekend, but happy 24 weeks!