Monday, February 20, 2006

24 weeks

I came in to see the OB for a quick visit. Things are looking great! I am coming up on the glucose testing--apparently they have fruit punch flavor now and they say it's quite good. My next appt is beginning of March, I'll be 26 weeks that week. Can't believe how fast time is flying!!

Monday, February 6, 2006

22 weeks

Had an OB check today and my bp was great. Phoenix is being a little stinker already as he likes to hide when the OB tries to listen for the heartbeat. It took just a bit today, and there it was beating strong at 153 bpm. I asked what he thinks my chances of going term will be, realistically. He said he'll be happy for me to reach 34 weeks, but hopefully can go to 36 weeks. He said he won't let me get a day past 38 weeks. So we will be having another May baby for sure. ;-) My next appt is in 3 weeks. After that it looks like I'll have an appt every two weeks, and then at 32ish weeks I'll be seen weekly. He wants to keep an eye on how I'm doing and be on top of any issues that may develop. We're hoping for the best, so please keep us in your thoughts.

Baby's Development at 22 weeks..... Baby’s sense of touch is developing. He is beginning to reach out to stroke his body, and is stretching and pushing against your uterus in newfound freedom. Baby weighs almost a pound. This week nerve endings become functional enough so that Baby can feel! He may experiment with this new sense of touch by stroking his face or feeling other body parts to see how they move. You may feel Baby stretching his muscles by pushing against the muscular wall of your uterus with his feet or head. Although he's filling out, his body still appears wrinkled because he lacks a significant layer of fat beneath his skin. If Baby is a boy, testes, which have been tucked up inside the pelvis, will begin to descend into the scrotum this week and immature sperm will form in the seminal vesicles; Baby's eyes will complete formation, although the iris (the colored part of the eye) will still lack pigment; The pancreas, essential to hormone production, will continue to develop steadily.