24 Weeks of Baby Jack

Friday, March 20, 2015

How far along - 24 weeks
Gender - Boy!
Weight gain - 26 pounds!!! I am trying not to stress, but I must admit that it disappoints me a little because I really did want to stay at a pound a week and only gain 40 with Jack instead of 50 like I did with Kirby. I decided to download the MyFitnessPal app back onto my phone and track what I am eating, and it has helped me to cut down on the high carb meals. Overall my diet has been very good and organic, however my carb intake is definitely higher than I would like it to be.
Maternity Clothes - Still wearing all of the ones I had with Kirby and the few that I recently bought from a mom friend. However, I tried on all of my non-maternity maxis this week and was pleasantly surprised you can't actually tell my ass is halfway down my legs at this point. I was sure the tightness of the dresses would not be flattering, but I love the way they fit & will be living in them until it gets unbearably hot!
Sleep - Still the same, just waking up to pee in the night. However, we did get a new bedroom set this week that my mom and I are finishing up with some spot painting this weekend (we chalk painted the wood white & it's gorgeous) and the new mattress is AMAZING, pillow top heaven with a pillow top mattress cover over that! I am in love, can't wait to share pictures when it's all finished.
Best moment this week- We had our 24 week appointment and everything is going great with baby Jack, his heart rate is in the 120's which seemed crazy to me, but my doctor said totally fine and said that oddly boys usually get low like that. I got my glucose drink to store in the fridge and drink 1 hour before my 28 weeks appointment and filled out my pre-registration hospital papers! What in the what? It's really getting that close already?! I need to get moving on this boys nursery I have made zero progress, I am such a procrastinator.
Worst moment this week- If you follow me on Facebook then you probably already saw my post about Kirby's incident. So instead of re-typing everything out here I am going just share what I wrote in my post. It's a little emotional for me and I prefer not to rehash it out in my head so I'll just share what has already been written.
I am not saying this light heartedly when I say that God was watching over our little Kirby Sue tonight. Brian and I hands down experienced the most terrifying moment of our lives to date. I want to share this with you because I want to put it in the forefront of people's mind how serious and common this situation is and how as parents we should be very prepared for something like this to happen. 

We took Kirby to the store to pick out some candy (versus the organic fruit snacks that she is sick of) as motivators for her potty training since she has been having a set back this week. I realized I forgot something at the store so I ran back out while Brian and Kirby stayed home. When I walked back in both Brian and Kirby were crying. She had chosen Sour Patch Kids Watermelon candies and had completely gotten one stuck in her throat. Not just beat her on the back and it comes out, she turned blue and Brian had to perform the full heimleich maneuver 4 times for it to finally come out. 

All I can think of is thank God that Brian was there. What would I have done? Could I have saved her? Would I have known how to do it right? Because of Brian's fitness training background he has taken 4-5 CPR classes in his life and performed the heimleich before. But nothing like doing it 4 times on your own child to save their life. We are both VERY shaken up and as is Kirby. I can't imagine the images Brian keeps replaying over and over in his head. We cried together and prayed and thanked God that he put his arms around Brian's tonight when he saved her life. 

So please everyone be prepared for it, don't take it for granted and get educated on how to handle the situation. I will be signing up for a CPR class and anyone is welcome to join. Or if you know of one/a good place to sign up please do share! The most precious thing in our lives was at the tip of our fingers tonight and I just thank God Brian knew what to do. I love that baby more than life itself and I never want anyone to be put in that situation at all, let alone unprepared. Hold your babies extra tight y'all and love them hard.
Miss anything - The belly has definitely started to make its way out farther and farther and things like trying to sit up from laying down, or leaning over to wash Kirby in the bath, or picking her up to place her on the counter to cook with me like she always does, really just the simple tasks like that have gotten much more difficult and I defintely miss being able to do them with ease.
Movement - Little dude is still partying it up in there and has started to hit my ribs now and definitely kicking my bladder quite a bit. These past two days I feel like he has been sitting up extra high, and if I bend over or slouch he definitely lets me know that he does not like that, the little guy needs his space man.
Cravings - Still eating a bag of Trader Joes organic Kiwis a week! But they are so darn good for you, so it's a good craving to have. Kiwi has more potassium than a banana, more vitamin C than an orange, more fiber than most cereal and more vitamin E & K than an avocado!! And TJ's organic bags of them (about 6-8 kiwis) are $2.20 right now! I have also been hooked on their organic maple spice oatmeal lately! So good!
Looking forward to - Kirby's 3rd birthday party planning has started! We have a fun little party planned, I'll be sure and share the details as I work on it!

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