Monday, November 24, 2008
week 26 - 98 days to go!
here is the week 26 update from babycenter.com:
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.
Just got back from the doctor - I have been sick so long I wanted to make sure that the baby was ok.
He sounds good in there with a 146 heart rate which is very strong and normal.
So that is a relief. I didn't think anything was wrong with him - but I wanted to make sure.
I also wanted to make sure that I didn't need any antibiotics or anything.
The dr. told me to stay home this entire week - don't do anything for thanksgiving. Don't see other humans. Just be boring and lay low. So that is what we are going to do. We actually weren't sure what we were going to do - but I guess going to the shelter to feed homeless and low income families is out this year. That was the only thing on our list that day to do for sure.
I took some tylenol when I got home and am now sipping some ginger tea with lemon and honey in it. tastes a bit like medicine but better.
Jerry has been a real lovely human ( when isn't he? ) . he's made my meals, bought me a humidifier and set it up last night, took my temperature 3 times a day, went to the doctor with me today, and took me grocery shopping for sick girl foods. Plus dealing with crabby girl - which came out for no apparent reason a few times this weekend. I think it just is hard sometimes to feel powerless over how my body is doing and how that effects the baby. Plus a constant runny nose and lack of sleep just pushes me over the edge!
I really haven't had any serious mood swings that they talk about during pregnancy - so this weekends crabbiness is a bit unfortunate. I was hoping to divert that story.
Sick girl = a little crabby apple tree.
oh well - now I can just sip my tea and rest and watch bad tv and movies all day and feel the little cutie pie move around in my belly. He has been so active - it's fun to watch my belly move around and feel his kicks.
that is all from pregnancy central. have a glorious Monday.