24 weeks! Hooray for Viability!! Granted, we’re hoping baby boy stays put for at least 14 more weeks or so, it’s nice to have reached this milestone and know that if something happened, they would at least attempt to do something to save our sweet boy (and that his odds of survival have increased drastically).
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. (via Baby Center)
I’d guess probably 15-17 pounds so far since I got pregnant. I feel much bigger this week than I did two weeks ago when I did my last update. My stomach just feels heavier and fuller, so I know I’ve gained a few pounds.
Still off and on. Some nights I sleep really good and others I barely sleep at all. Between the big boy who gets up and down randomly some nights and the fact that if I drink anything after about 7:00 I’m up every 2 hours, there are just nights where I might as well stay awake.
Both of the boys got new carseats in the mail last week and Jonah’s Pack-N-Play made it. We installed the new carseat for Noah and was insistent that we put his brothers seat in as well. So we’re riding around with an empty carseat. Go figure. It makes Noah excited, so whatever. He talks about his brother riding next to him the whole time we’re in the car going some where. I did some more organizing and rearranging in their bedrooms and got a few new things ordered.
Big brother felt the baby kick a few days ago and he LOVES it. I think the reality of having a brother came around and he’s been spending a lot of time during the day rubbing my tummy, giving it kisses and talking to his brother about his toys/favorite movies/whatever else is going on. It melts my heart.
Baby Boy!! Did you guys see the photos from our Gender Reveal Party?!
Nothing of significance this week…unless you count being able to get comfortable at night.
August 16…the last of my four week checkups! Getting ready to move to three’s and two’s in the next month or so!
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