Wednesday, September 15, 2010

24 weeks

Here I am at 24 weeks! I feel like time is passing more quickly now. We leave for our trip to NC in about two weeks and then when we get back, we'll be at 29 weeks if all goes well. Then, with the holidays beginning and child birth classes, and breastfeeding classes and all the other stuff we will have to do, I think January will be here before we know it.
I had my monthly checkup today and it was a very pleasant visit with Dr. Carter. He even bragged on me a little for my weight gain so far, which was nice to hear. I've gained a total of 11 pounds. He said I should expect to gain about a pound a week from here on out. I will have the glucose test and the Rhogam shot because I am RH Negative at my next appointment.
We also met with the woman who handles all the insurance claims for the office and she gave us a large stack of magazines and brochures and lots of good information. Thankfully, Tricare covers all the cost associated with having a baby. I wish I could say they also cover the cost of making one, but I'm not complaining. Every penney we have spent on infertility treatments and meds got us to this point and it truly is priceless.
This past weekend, Greg painted the nursery. It's very exciting to begin to prepare for the arrival of our son. I chose this bright happy blue for the walls because it coordinates well with the bedding and it just fits the image in my mind of a boy's room.

It's a little plain though, and I'm toying with the idea of painting a horizontal stripe around the room. The edges of the stripe would be white and the inside would be green. The only problem is our walls are textured. I researched how to keep the paint from seeping under the tape on a textured wall and found a couple of suggestions including using caulk and a clear glaze to seal the edges of the tape. Anyone out there have any experience with this?
Greg plans to put the crib and changing table together tonight while I am at work, so I am looking forward to that.
So that's where we are at 24 weeks. I am so thankful for this miracle and I'm loving every minute of this pregnancy.


  1. A)You look stunnnnning! :)
    B)What a fun shade of blue! We've picked out our nursery paint--it's a very pale gray-blue-lavender color--but haven't even begun to paint. Or order furniture. Or generally prepare for logistical things like baby supplies and the such. Hah. Soon, though, soon.
    C)Keep on loving this pregnancy! Yay!

  2. That really IS a great shade of blue! We are toying with the idea of having more than one color in our nursery. We have paint samples, but nothing on the walls yet. Yikes, we really need to get on that!

    And only 11 pounds gained, that is so great! I think I was almost double that at 24 weeks!

    I just had my RhoGAM shot last week, and it wasn't bad at all. It's a butt shot though. They said it might get soar and burn a little, but I had no such issues. Heck, I didn't even mind the orange sugar drink!

    Best wishes!

  3. I have textured walls too, but don't know the answer. I do love the blue! So great to hear your excitement!