I’ll be 24 weeks pregnant tomorrow (Sept 5th), so it’s time to tell you all about week 23!
What’s up with baby: This week is a growth spurt week for baby – fat deposits start to fill up his saggy skin. H2.0s organs and bones are visible through his skin, which has a red hue due to developing veins and arteries beneath. But once the fat deposits settle in, baby will become less transparent. (I get this section from What to Expect).
What’s up with mama: After last week’s Braxton Hicks episodes and a repeat urine culture, my midwife decided to treat me for GBS (group B strep). I’ve had GBS show up in my urine this entire pregnancy, but it hasn’t been at unsafe levels or UTI levels. Even though it still just showed up as a safe level, we decided to try treating the GBS to see if the BH would lessen… and it has. It’s hard to know if it’s the medicine or a coincidence, but I’m happy the BH episodes have for the most part stopped.
Other mama-related things: lower back ligament pain has reared its head this week; I finally mustered up some motivation to workout; fitness maternity support belts are pretty awesome (I think I’ll write a whole post to this); I’m so excited for our swim classes to start next week; I don’t have a linea nigra line yet; and we’ve made some pretty tasty meals this week – baby loves kicking around after dinnertime.
John’s Thoughts: (Luckily) nothing much happened this week. Katie’s BH have really died down so we don’t have to be concerned with pre-term labor. The other thing that happened this week is that Xander met our friends’ newborn baby. It was an interesting practice in seeing how the little guy interacted with a newborn. He did great! He showed a lot of interest but was not trying to hurt/push/injure him. At one point he tried to share his ball with him…but that was really just trying to be nice. I’m hopeful that Xander’s transition with Baby H2.0 will be smooth. He’ll be jealous of Baby getting a lot of mommy time but I’m confident that he’ll be an awesome big brother.
Hope you enjoyed the recap! If you have any questions for me or John along the way, please don’t hesitate to ask! <3