Tuesday, February 17, 2009

24 weeks: All is well

24 weeks and all is well. With the exception that I freaked out a bit over the weekend when I didn't feel the baby move all day on Saturday. A big drink of ice water solved that problem, though...within minutes he/she was kicking away and hasn't stopped since!

Also on Saturday, Mike surprised me with a gift card for Japanese Weekend, so I went and splurged on some of the most comfortable (and pretty stylish) maternity clothes ever. Seriously...I am wearing a new outfit today and though my appearance is properly business casual, I feel like I am in my pajamas and it is GREAT!

One thing I learned recently--the occasional odd feelings I've been experiencing over the past week or two are actually Braxton-Hicks contractions. Which are apparently normal and fine--just practice for the big day. I'm not sure how I didn't realize that's what they were...I guess I was just expecting that something called a "contraction" would be much more dramatic. And I find it comforting to know that although I feel sort of clueless and out of control, my body knows exactly what is coming and is preparing accordingly!

1 comment:

Barb said...

Kate - sounds like you are having a wonderful pregnancy - and yes, it's a good thing our bodies know what to do!! You mom is super excited to come visit as she is anxious to see you and feel the kicking! Take care - Barb