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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

24 weeks- Viability day!!

I can't believe we finally made it to 24 weeks.  That's 6 months pregnant.  That also means that there are only 14 weeks left!  The babies officially have a fighting chance if God forbid they are born early.  I'd post a pic, but my officialy belly photographer is out of the country: (

The belly is looking large....and stretched out.  I figured I'd get a few stretch marks during this process, but I never expected to get so many or get them so soon.  Some of them flat out hurt.  I can literally feel the skin tearing.  It feels an awful lot like a deep burn.

Now for the 24 week survey:

How far along: 24 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 23.5 lbs

Symptoms: Still really tired, emotional, and a really sore back

Stretch Marks: Yes-deep and painful

Sleep: I could always use more.  Bathroom breaks have increased to 3-4 times a night.

Best Moment Last Week: Feeling really strong big kicks and watching my belly move.
Also getting the second crib in the nursery.

Movement: Yes...and I love it!

Food Cravings: Watermelon.

What I Miss: Being able to breathe and do normal activities without getting winded.

What am I looking forward to:  Our next u/s in one week.

Milestones: VIABILITY!!!

How is Daddy? Wonderful.  He's been rubbing my belly a lot and enjoying the kicks and movements as much as I am.


  1. Sorry about the painful stretch marks but congrats on viability! YAY babies! I'll be there in a few days, can't believe we made it this far with our lone embryo!

  2. Yay for viability! This was the week I started 100% adoring my pregnancy and feeling like I was actually going to be a mom. Of course, I still worry, but it has been SO much better.

    Sorry about the stretch marks, my tummy hurts when it stretches even without them. So I can't imagine... You've done awesome on your weight though! Especially with two baking in there.

  3. Congrats on 24 weeks!! Huge milestone!!! :)

  4. Yay viability!!!

    Boo stretch marks!

  5. Yay Yay Yay!!!
    While I know we're all hoping/praying that they stay in there for a nice long time, there is so much comfort in knowing that if they have to make an appearance there's a great chance that they'll be alright. Woo hoo!!!

    I had no idea strectch marks were so gross either! No wonder everyone makes such a big deal out of them...Mine are sick. Egh.

  6. Congrats on reaching 24w! Hope your hubby gets home safe :)

  7. Congrats Momma...very exciting milestone to celebrate!!

  8. Congratulations on being 24 weeks!! I cannot wait to see the pics of your nursery with the second crib in it!! I bet it looks so great!!! Sorry to hear that the stretch marks hurt and burn I know it's not easy but try to remember they are there for a wonderful and beautiful reason! :)))