Sunday, July 15, 2012

24 Weeks Pregnant

July 15, 2012

Time is going by so fast!! I can't believe it. I have only a little more than 15 weeks left. Today I am 24 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I will talk about a lot of things in this blog post, about how I've been emotionally feeling lately, rather than just the symptoms I've been having from this week. But as far as symptoms go, I haven't gotten any new ones this week. 

I still get occasional heartburn/acid reflux, but I don't necessarily get it all the time. I usually get heartburn when I eat spicy or greasy food. I take Tums anytime that I do get it, though, and usually it seems to help a lot. I've heard this wive's tale a lot: if you have heartburn while pregnant, your baby is going to have a lot of hair. False. It may be true for some, but it is definitely not true for all. I have a couple friends who have had bad heartburn during their pregnancies, and their babies barely had any hair. Which is why I choose to believe that everyone is different, every baby is different, and these are just wive's tales. 

I also hear a lot of other things like, "if your carrying low, you're having a boy, and if you're carrying high, you're having a girl". I choose to not believe that, either. As with the other wive's tale, I have a few friends who carried low and had a girl, and vise versa. Every woman's body is different, and every baby grows differently. Not to mention, I've asked my OB about all of these theories, and she, too, said they are just wive's tales. 

Anyway, not much else has changed from last week. I still have the pelvic pain, or the pain around my symphysis pubis area. It's not too bad, it is definitely bearable. I am still waiting to get stretch marks, if I even get them. If you are one who believes that stretch marks are "inevitable", then just read my previous post about it, please, BEFORE leaving me any nonsense comments saying so. 

As far as how I've been feeling lately, I am definitely scared! We've only got a little over a few months left until the due date. Sometimes I doubt myself, I doubt that I'll be able to take care of a baby, only because I've never done so before. I don't know a whole lot about what to expect. Of course I've read up on it a lot, and I continue to do so throughout my pregnancy, but it's still scary becoming a first time mom. But in the end, I know that I'll do great, everything will fall into place. I know that I will be able to do it. Even though I may doubt myself sometimes, I know that when the time comes, I will be more than ready. 

I have watched a few "Natural Labor and Delivery Story" videos on YouTube already, and they have helped me a lot! I am prepared to take on the pains of labor, but I know that they won't last forever, and in the end, every contraction will have been worth it! Also, I like to keep in mind that "this too shall pass". There was this one video that I watched today on YouTube about this lady's natural labor and delivery, and she has inspired me so much more to go through with this natural birth. Like I said before, though, I plan on having a natural birth, if everything goes well and I am able to, however, if an emergency occurs, of course I am going to have to do what is best for myself and my baby, even if that means getting a cesarean section. 

Finally, I'd like to let everyone know that I am very, very ready to take on a natural birth. People may tell me that I don't know how it's going to be, or it's really different when you're actually there, BUT, what people don't know is that I have my heart set on it! I am a very strong-minded and stubborn person, there is no way I am going to allow myself to be on drugs that pass on to my baby during labor. I don't care how much pain I am in, the happiness that I'll feel when I see my baby for the first time will be worth it, the contractions will all be worth it in the end. I can do this, I will do this.


  1. ur gonna be a great mom

  2. i dont think stretch marks are inevitable i just think that its heredity and if you're going to get them you will no matter what cream you use lol.
    GOOD luck with the natural labor! Im team epidural all the way haha but respect you naturals ;)

    You are such a cute prego!

  3. Good luck! I think you'll be a great mom. You seem to really care about your baby from your blogs and your vlogs.

  4. the book baby 411 was really helpful for me. ive never held a baby or changed a diaper before my girl but a lot of the basics are instinct and being generally not stupid.
    breast feeding however is one of the hardest things youll do.
    in the hospital my nipples cracked and bled and ive been struggling with my supply and the pain for 3 months now. take a class if you plan on breastfeeding

  5. You're going to be a GREAT mom! I havent been watchin your vids or reading this since week I have a lot to catch up on! But do you know if you're having a boy or a girl

  6. im so confused as to why ANYONE feels like they should have to tell you about what kind of birth you should have, or anything else that has nothing to do with them at all. this is your body, your baby, and your decision. i havent been watching your videos for very long, but every new one you post, i gain a lot more respect for you. i just want you to know that you do have fans of yours that really do support all your chioces you make because they are your choices, nobody elses. im not a mother yet, and your videos help me for when my fiance and i are ready to have a baby. thank you for sharing all of this with us.

  7. I agree with Melissa, I don't get why anyone thinks they should tell you what type of birth you should go with. You know what you can handle and I definitely believe you are going to do amazing with the birth type you are choosing. I respect that you are choosing all natural birth, I honestly wish I could choose that way for my baby, but I know I couldn't without some type of pain med to help some what of the pain. Unless I don't have time to get the meds and only way is natural then I will choose that but if I can choose some type of med to help pain then I'll choose it, but I think you're very strong and you know exactly what you want for your birth. That's awesome!! Keep it up girl, I love reading your blogs and videos about your pregnancy. (:

  8. I've been rooting for you since before you found out you are pregnant, and something I love is that even through the changes in your body, mind, and life, you're still full of spunk! You know what YOU want and go for it. You're beautiful. Don't listen to people that troll on you. You will be an awesome mom. I have faith in you with all my heart. Will you or Danny record your labor? Like, while you're waiting for closer contractions, to push, pushing, after labor, the first sight of Rylee/Ryker? And just edit out any parts you don't want us to see? I really want to see a natural labor. I love you Liberty! <3

  9. My wife Anne loves your blog so much. Heck, she's having our first baby by September! Words can't express and we are so looking for the arrival of our little visitor. "Wive's tales" can be really amusing, why not take it positively. Even then, believe what you believe in, after all, at the end of the day, it's between you and your body. Keep smilin'

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    1. Thank you so much!! That's awesome, and means a lot to me! And congratulations by the way!