Sunday, November 28, 2010

Week 23

Waist Measurements: 39" at the belly button

Weigh in: 134lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Very Hormonal
  • Forgetfulness
  • Insatiable Hunger
  • nightly back ache
  • still cant poop

Pregnancy Prep: Still just cleaning the office.

Dr Visits: None this week.

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is a tad bigger than last week! The pancreas is kicking into gear sometime around this week, and blood vessels continue to develop in the lungs. Lung development is a Big Thing right now, since babies born around 24 weeks gestation can often survive outside the womb. Her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance.

Length of Pregnancy Likelihood of Survival
23 weeks 17%
24 weeks  39%
25 weeks  50%
26 weeks  80%
27 weeks  90%
28-31 weeks  90-95%
32-33 weeks  95%
34+ weeks Almost as likely as a full-term baby
Sources: March of Dimes, Quint Boenker Preemie Survival Foundation

Sunday, November 21, 2010

22 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 38" at the belly button

Weigh in: 131lbs.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Forgetfulness
  • Back ache
  • cant poop
Pregnancy Prep: We started looking at strollers, and cleaning out the office. Once my sisters baby shower is over I can start sewing for Ethan.

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is about 11 inches long, which is just about one inch shorter than your average 12-inch ruler. Has likely crossed the one-pound mark in weight. Is getting more defined facial features every day, and already looks unmistakably like himself or herself on a 3D ultrasound. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

21 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 38" at the belly button

Weigh in: 130lbs according to the wii.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heartburn
  • back spasm
  • cant poop

Pregnancy Prep: Finally started paining the furniture, now we just meed to clear out the room.

Dr Visits: I had an Ultrasound & a Dr. appointment, everything looks good, he is one active little boy!

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is about 10 1/2 inches long, head to toe. He is like, kicking for serious now.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Week 20 Half way there!!!

Waist Measurements: 37" at the belly button

Weigh in: 125lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • slight heartburn
  • pregnancy insomnia
Pregnancy first this week: Definitely feeling kicks now. :)

Pregnancy Prep: Bought some clearance halloween stuff for next year

Dr Visits: Nope

Belly Shot: 

What the baby looks like this week: From now on he will be measured head-to-toe, instead of the head-to-rump measurements so that puts him at 10 1/2 ounces now and about 6 1/2 inches long — the length of a banana. His heartbeat can be heard with just a regular old stethoscope now and not just the fancy doppler. He is swallowing and practicing other digestive skills, and can now produce meconium, which is essentially prenatal poop that sits in the bowels during pregnancy.