viable |ˈvīəbəl|adjectivecapable of working successfully; feasible : the proposed investment was economically viable.• Botany (of a seed or spore) able to germinate.• Biology (of a plant, animal, or cell) capable of surviving or living successfully, esp. under particular environmental conditions.• Medicine (of a fetus or unborn child) able to live after birth.
today i am 24 weeks pregnant, which i've found to be known as "v-day"... basically what it means is that if something drastic were to happen, and i gave birth today, the baby will have at least a 50% chance of survival. (God willing, though, this kid will stay in their place for at least another 13 weeks or more.)
i continue to feel more movement more frequently, and this delights me greatly. ben still hasn't felt much besides the one little thump he felt the other night, but i figure soon enough, he'll think the baby is attacking his hand :P
yesterday was my last day at the coffee shop. i've already started at the wine shop. while learning all the new procedures and tasks and things were a little tiring on my first day (granted, i also didn't sleep very well that night, so i'm sure that didn't help matters), the wine shop has still felt to be a lot less physically/mentally stressful than the coffee shop, and i'm relieved to have those stressors lifted but still be able to work some.
the weather has been gorgeous lately, very much summer-in-full-swing.
i thought about going for a walk, but i'd rather go to the gym. now that my workload is lighter, i hope to be a little more disciplined about working out more regularly (just on the elliptical, nothing to overexert myself, but to simply continue pursing a healthy pregnancy).
i'm also making meatloaf tonight.
(i think in all the nesting-preparations for baby, i'm also in preparation mode for becoming a full-fledged, stay-at-home housewife. i'm very excited to take on this job. i know once the baby arrives, i'll be caring for him/her first and tending to the house second, but i figure with time, it can't be too hard to figure out how to juggle the two effectively. women have been doing it for centuries. the feminist movement is lost if we can't still figure out how to balance the two.)