Tuesday, January 11, 2011

24 Weeks and Viability!

How far along: 24 Weeks!!  Every week from here on out gives our little guy a better chance if he does come early, but he won't ( I keep telling myself that at least). 

Size of baby: 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.

Weight gain: 12 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Mostly. I still have some shirts that are not maternity that I prefer to wear!

Gender: BOY!! Sawyer!

Movement: All the time! He is getting really strong yesterday when he was kicking it even hurt a little bit.  If it hurts already, I am in trouble!

Sleep: Sleep has been getting better. I am adjusting to sleeping on my side and although I toss and turn a lot, I still get pretty decent sleep.  I still feel like I could sleep all day most days though.  Guess that's only going to get worse.

Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches but despite it all, I am happy and have no reason to complain!

Cravings: I still crave and eat everything but am making a conscious effort, now that the holidays are over, to eat healthier. 

Best moment this week: Skeet felt Sawyer kick for the first time... because I held his hand to my stomach until he felt it but he still felt it!!  He also has begun talking to Sawyer... telling him to stay in there.  I love it!

What I am looking forward to: My appointment today. I hope that we don't see a negative change.  I would really like this little boy to keep cooking for another 10 weeks at least!


Kate Glenn said...

I am SO HAPPY that Skeet felt him kick and that he is talking to him....That is so sweet...I hope he keeps baking too. I love you and thinking of you always
Forever Friend

The Schexnayders said...

Aww I think seeing a Daddy talk to a belly is the most precious thing. I hope that I get to see Sean talk to my belly someday (and not because he is telling me that Im getting fat and need to work out... that doesnt count)