Thursday, December 11, 2014

Baby Special: 24 Weeks



Weeks:  24!  This is a milestone week, as it’s largely regarded as the “point of viability”-  the point where the baby’s chances of life outside of the womb are tipped slightly in favor of survival.  If our baby was born today, his or her chances of survival would be about 50% - with it increasing by 2-3% every day for the next few weeks.  I pray that our child stays in utero for many more weeks – a full 16 more!  - but truly every day matters.

Baby's Size:  Baby Special is 12 inches long, and weighs about one and a third pounds.  He or she is the size of an ear of corn!! 

Trimester: Second!  My pregnancy is well over half done - three months from now I'll be "full term".  While I feel like there is still a lot to do, I also feel like we've DONE a lot!

Cravings: Absolutely none.  I've been very thirsty this week, but no cravings to speak of (this week or yet).

How I'm Feeling: Wonderful.  Healthy, strong, and comfortable.  I love being pregnant.

Movement: Some really wonderful movement.  A few times it's been strong enough that I've called Scott over to try to feel it, but we haven't been successful yet.  It's a pretty spectacular feeling.

My thoughts: I can't wait to meet this baby!  I'm also sooo curious if it's a boy or a girl, and I'm glad to have no further scheduled ultrasounds (temptations!) between now and when the baby is born.  

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