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Week 24
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I realized in my last post, I mentioned going to my "new" midwife appointment. I meant "next" not "new". That went well. She really didn't seem all that concerned about the weight gain. She said I was still on target for a normal gain (up to 35 lbs). Obviously since I know I have a loving affection towards chocolate, she told me to watch myself, as hard as that may be during the holidays. But aren't desserts one of the best things about the holidays?! So yes, I've gained a bit (I don't remember the exact number on the scale but it was between 20-22 lbs more than I started). Yet people keep commenting on how 'little' I look. When I tell them how much I've gained they are astounded. Then they go into these stories about how they gained WAY more with their third pregnancy as well and it was WAY harder to lose then it was with their first two. G-r-e-a-t. Encouraging stuff there!

My next appointment will be rather long with a touch of fun and not-so-fun things. The not-so-fun glucose test will be a part of it. Then afterwards, I get to eat and drink a lot of water and have another ultrasound. Because my placenta was rather low last time, they just want to make sure it's not going to be a problem. I'm okay with that, I love ultrasounds! Then the usual appointment with the midwife afterwards.

The Braxton-Hicks contractions are finally back. Not that I missed them for sure. I'm having trouble falling asleep at night again. This is rarely a problem for me as I'm so exhausted by bedtime, I fall asleep as soon as I hit the pillow. I'm thinking my nice daytime naps are the culprit. So I'm limiting myself there.

Got a call from the cardiologist today. He said my ECHO/stress test combination came back completely normal. Yay . . . I think? It's frustrating to have no obvious 'cause' for these issues but reassuring to know nothing serious is wrong. So no more tests unless something crazy happens. Fortunately, I've been feeling pretty good these last few weeks overall. So that's a certain praise.

My in-laws come in town this week. We haven't seen them since July (they live in Florida and we're in Kentucky) and we probably won't see them again until Sophia joins us. It should be a fun time doing a few things with the kids. We'll probably go to an Elmo exhibit/learn-about-the-body thing one day. Plan on the huge Halloween party at the zoo one night. Fun at a farm one morning and then of course Trick or Treating Sunday night. All weather-pending of course. The kids are going to be Mickey and Minnie Mouse . . . I'm still finishing up their costumes. I'll think they'll be super cute. I'll be sure to include pictures once I get them!

I guess that's it for now! Until next time . . .

Take Care,
Terra

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