Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baby Update

Well, I haven't posted much about the baby lately so I thought I would update quickly. I am now officially entering my third trimester....THE HOME STRETCH!

We had a second ultrasound about a month ago and they are still pretty sure it is a boy! We haven't decided on a name for sure yet. We have one that we are pretty set on but it's not like us to make a firm commitment until we actually SEE him! Most of our family/friends are aware of what the top choice (at this point) is though!

We have our 4D ultrasound scheduled for Monday next week and we are really looking forward to that! We have asked the two grandma's to come along as well and I think they are both excited (although my mom is a little freaked about the idea of seeing the baby, in 3D/4D, in-utero! I'm sure she'll get over it). We thought about taking Jenna but she was so uninterested at the regular ultrasound (spent most of the time squirming and running around causing trouble) so we might just leave her at daycare until afterwards. Not sure yet.

Found a neat website with pictures of babies at different stages of development. According to them he looks something like this right about now:

.....and they gave this information about his development at this point:

Baby's lungs and immune system are maturing this week as baby prepares for his grand entrance. If he were born today he would have an 85 percent chance of surviving as his lungs are capable of breathing air (with medical assistance, of course).

Other exciting developments:Baby's done a lot of growing over the past few months. His length has more than doubled in the past 15 weeks! And that's not the only thing growing—baby's brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace. His brain waves are now firing away just like those of a newborn baby. If baby is a he, his testes will have completely descended at this point.

Your baby now weighs in at approximately 14½ inches and just over 2 pounds, or about the size of that roast you made last time your in-laws were in town. OK, the baby is the size of that roast you meant to cook before you decided that ordering Chinese was a much better idea. (uh yeah...that sounds more like me!)

Very VERY strange to think that the baby would now be able to breathe on his own at this point...outside the womb and would have an 85% chance of survival. It just doesn't seem possible to me! Sometimes it seems like I've been pregnant forever...and other times it's as if the time is just flying by. All I know is that he is kicking/punching me like crazy at all hours of the day. Jim and Jenna are enjoying feeling and watching my tummy bounce around!

1 comment:

Faithful Froggers said...

Oh, a BOY!! How exciting! You are definitely in the home stretch now. Can't wait! :)