We did it! We did it! We did it! *Sings loudly and does a little dance while laying in bed -- then breathes a HUGE sigh of "some" relief*
First milestone down! Now onto the next... 28 weeks and being able to deliver here in town, at the hospital Gabe and I were both born in.
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
I need your thoughts. We really, really, really want to have a 3-d ultrasound done. We want a video to be able to share with family and someday with the boys. So, I am allowed out to appointments right? So... the 3-d place is about 10 minutes from my Peri's office. I will be out for my next check anyways right? So...... maybe a short 3-d ultrasound on the same day as my Peri check? What do you think? I think the Peri will be fine with it, but I will double check. Hey... I will be laying down while they do it. It sure would put a smile on our faces to have one done. We planned on a 45 minute one, but now with the situation we are in... a 15 minute will have to do. What are your thoughts?
Thank you all SO much for the emails, comments, and phone calls. SO glad to hear that my vent from yesterday is normal and that I am NOT alone. I am feeling much better today, doing my best to ignore the little things and the house in general. Gabe should be home most of tonight, which will be nice. Yesterday my BFF, Susie came over and she knew I had been crying... so of course I burst into tears. She said "how about you spend Thursday on my couch?" Then not even 10 seconds later she said "no no wait... how about I come over here and you tell me what you need done around here?" Let me just say, Susie does NOT read my blog and I did not tell her what was bothering me, she JUST KNOWS! I love my Susie! And YES I took her up on her offer. She is going to run some errands and then come over and help out. She told me to make a list, so a list I will make. She might be sorry. Hehehee.
Wouldn't ya know it.. I get a craving last night for Costco muffins (I know, I know real healthy huh?), ya know the variety pack with the chocolate chip, poppy seed, and blueberry? Lucky for me Gabe was at Costco. Turns out they no longer sell them in variety. Booohhhooo... you have to buy a pack of each flavor. Bummer.
We watched this DVD last night about the babies and it seems they have taste buds and can get the flavor of what I am eating through the amniotic fluid and will acquire a liking for those flavors. UH OH... Houston, we have a problem! Since bedrest started I have been mainly eating junk and things I can pop into the microwave so I don't have to stand up to cook. I want the boys to be good eaters, I better start spicing it up a bit and lay off on the junk food and Costco muffins. These boys are going to come out wanting fast food and Ben & Jerry's, which is NOT what we normally eat in this house.
Hip Hip Hooray for 24 Weeks!!!
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