Thursday, September 8, 2011


And I swear I look pregnant this time. I wanted to! :) So, glad I am for the most part. Some pictures, like from the front, I'm not so fond of, but seeing the round belly from the side is nice! :)

The most important news this week is this is the all important viability week. Meaning if my body decides to eject this one too, we at least now have a chance. If this one has to come early too I really hope to get to the 28 week mark at least and hopefully get blessed with another feeder/grower. Preferably 37 weeks. But now we have a chance.

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.

Hate that all I can think about is 2 weeks from now I was in the hospital. 5 weeks from now I had Elisa.

Praying, still, for at least 13 more weeks.

1 comment:

Micah said...

You look fantastic! I swear, it's like you only grow the baby in your belly or something. How come I gained weight all over?! lol Definitely look pregnant and in a great way!