Friday, September 26, 2008

26 weeks down, 14 to go!!!

Break out the sparkling apple juice—Peanut has now completed two-thirds of her stay in Hotel Ally-Mama Womb. How exciting!!!! We have also finally broken the 100 day mark!!! Nate and I celebrated with our favorite No-Pudge Brownies and Double Churned Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream! YUM!! 2 servings for mom and dad this time!! We both have to feed two! (Or at least Nate thinks so when it comes to brownies!)

This week in the news:

-Peanut’s nerves in her ears are better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both my voice and Nate’s as we chat with each other. Research has shown that newborns actually recognize familiar sounds after birth. Guess we better keep it PG huh?
-Peanut continues to inhale and exhale small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs.
-Air sacks are developing in Peanut’s lungs, which means it just might be possible for her to take a breath at the end of this week. That is a good thing huh?
-Peanut continues to pack on the baby fat!
-She should weight almost 2 lbs and measure 14 inches
-Her retina completes the development of its normal layers this week, which means her eyes are now fully developed! Always good – wouldn’t want to have an alien child with weird eyes!
-Brainwaves for the auditory and visual systems are detectable in Peanut’s noggin this week.
We made it back safely from PCB, FL!! We had a blast! Peanut really liked playing in the ocean!! She also enjoyed the sunlight, but don't worry -- we didn't get too much!!! Stay turned for a vacation post with lots of fun pictures!!! You know daddy has to work on photoshop before this mama is allowed to post them!! :)
Allyson and Peanut

1 comment:

DEBSIK said...

Cant wait to see the photos from florida--- Keep watching for them every day!