Monday, January 9, 2017

24 weeks (baby #2)


24 weeks - officially reached viability, and baby is the size of an ear of corn


How far along: 24 weeks - Viability!!
Swelling: No
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: I've still had some insomnia on and off, but overall sleep has been okay.
Best moment of the week:  I did it - I took and PASSED my nurse midwifery certification exam! I'm an ARNP/CNM!! I've been studying nonstop for almost 10 days (on top of studying all last semester...and actually, for the last 2.5 years) and the stress I felt before the exam was unlike any stress I've ever felt before. Once I got my results and left the testing center, I saw PASS and could not stop crying. Two and a half years of stress, tears and time away from my family and friends has paid off!
Worst moment of the week:  It's been a wonderful week!
Running/Workouts: Workouts are good - running a little and spending some time on the elliptical for a break from running
Missing anything: No
Movement: Feeling her move everyday and loving every single kick, punch and turn.
Things that make me queasy/recent cravings: Maybe it was the stress of my exam, but I've had some intense nausea this week and threw up once. All I seem to want to eat is cereal, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or fruit popsicles.
Energy level:  Energy has been good
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Cloud 9!
Looking forward to: Now that I'm done with school and done with my exam, I can finally focus on nesting, decorating baby girls room and getting ready for her arrival!
Something surprising about being pregnant with baby #2: Life is so unpredictable, full of ups and downs. I must say, this moment right here and now feels like it may just be one of the greatest times of my life. I have a healthy, smart, polite and fun loving 2 year old daughter who is the light of our lives - I have just passed my exam and I'm officially a nurse practitioner/nurse midwife (and done with school forever!) - I've been offered a wonderful job that I just can't wait to start - and I'm 24 weeks pregnant with our second daughter, feeling healthy and great this pregnancy. I am beyond blessed and so grateful for everything I have in this life. I am soaking up every single second of this life and forever thankful for each and everyday!


I PASSED  - Certified nurse midwife/ARNP!

The light of my life 

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