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Week 25
~ May the Force Be With You

Erika at 24 weeksWhat a busy week and it's not even over yet! Tomorrow is Ben's 7th birthday and we are going to have one heck of a good Star Wars party. There will be 10 wild and crazy little boys, a jumpy castle, pinata and cake - what more could be needed for a cool party?! In additional to a swinging party, we've got relatives in town and I'm finishing week 3 of my cold without the end in sight yet and Ben became a Jedi Master at his Return of the Jedi camp today. Next week I start a new job at my company and the week after I'm flying across the US. Crazy times. I pray I get over this cold before my flights.

I went to the doctor this week for my 24 week appointment. I am so proud of myself; I remembered to write a list and went through every item with the doctor. The first item was my cold. Since I'm three weeks into it my doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics, bless her. The second was the fact that I'm traveling across the US on 3 flights in one week at the end of my second trimester. My doctor said I'm good to go but that she doesn't envy me; I'll be very uncomfortable. She told me to drink lots of water, get up and walk around the plane every hour at least and rest as much as I can between flights. She liked that I bought some compression stockings but she still said to expect some swelling. The last item was around delivery logistics. I've been thinking a lot about labor and delivery lately and I keep running through various scenarios in my head. My doctor said not to worry too much as most people make it to the hospital to have their babies; if not I could always call 911. My doctor is so laid back that she always manages to relax me.

Baby Skywalker is doing good - great heart rate, my fundal height measured 27 centimeters this week which is in the normal range. I gained 5 pounds in a month. I've been so hungry lately. My doctor says I'm doing great so I'm not going to worry about it too much. I just hope I won't have to dress in a sheet that last month of my pregnancy when nothing fits.

I had Ben take a side profile picture of me a couple of days ago. You can't miss that belly now.

I'll include a good picture from the Star Wars party next week.

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