Wednesday, February 17, 2010

24 Weeks.....16 to go...ish!

So I say "ish" because Joey was born during the 38th week of pregnancy as opposed to the 40th week of pregnancy!  So technically folks, we could be meeting Sammy Lynn in 14 weeks!!!  That's less than 4 months :)  Wow!!!  

Any who, as far as how I'm feeling this week, I'm feeling pretty good!  I had a doc appointment yesterday and they said they are really concerned about my blood count....She said it should start at a 12 and I started at a 9...whatever that means! Anyway, Samantha is making that blood count go even lower than a 9, so we have pumped up the iron supplimentation to hopefully get my blood count up, up, up before I have to have my c-section in June!  I will get my blood tested at my next appointment on March 16th, so we will see!  Another thing I will get tested for is gestational diabetes :)  This means I get to drink a flat tasting "orange fanta" like drink, and then they take my blood and see how my body metabolizes the sugar.  If I pass {which I did with Joey} then the testing is over....if I fail, then I have to do a longer test and go from there.

Enough of the boring stuff, on with the belly pics :)

Here I am with Joey...I love these PJs by the way..maybe I'll wear them tonight....I look so tiny weighing in at 108lbs :)

Here I am with Sammy..I'm definitely bigger weighing in at 110lbs :)

On with the Baby Center update...

How your baby's growing:

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.

And for those of y'all's the inside look :)

Thanks for tuning in folks!!

1 comment:

rackersfamily said...

i love how you have a pic with joey and then one with sammy... what a great idea. looks like you all have been having fun in the snow. joey has grown up so much! can't wait to see pics of her baby sister!