Well friends, we are at 29 weeks!!! I can't wait till we are in single digits for weeks and for the countdown to 30 days!!!
This week in the news:
-The weekly email starts out by telling me, "Due to the impressive advancements of medical technology, if your baby is born this week, she'd have a 9 out of 10 chance of survival, which is seriously great news." I have to admit, this is great news -- but yikes -- to think of delivering at 29 weeks is VERY scary to this medical professional!! The burden of knowledge is too great and worrisome!! Peanut needs to stay in this big belly at least another 9 weeks before she is allowed to come out!!! I have told her that quite a few times too!!
-Peanut's brain can now control her breathing and body temperature.
-Peanut can also cough now -- maybe she is trying that now inside her little womb when she gets a nice big swig of amnotic fluid down the wrong pipe! :)
-They also tell me that her sucking abilities have been perfected and to "look out, boobs!" I would really like to meet the person that writes these weekly updates!!! They crack me up!! Can't you just see it now -- a female with huge 1980's glasses sitting behind a computer in the basement of a building just laughing at herself as she types up the weekly emails? B/C seriously -- who thinks of these things????? (More funnies to come, keep reading)
-About 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in Peanut's hardening skeleton each day. (Ok, so I geeked out on this information bit and had to include it).
-Are you ready for this one by the weekly email comedian????? "Peanut's skin is looking less wrinkled as she packs on the pounds. She's starting to look more like a Pampers model and less like a Depends model. She's now beefing up on the energizing and insulating white fat she'll be born with (unfortunately, white fat is not energizing and insulating for adults!)." I would hate to see what a Depends model looks like!!!
-Peanut is a little over 15 inches and weighs about 3 lbs. Hopefully this weekend we might be able to get an actual weight on our little Peanut! Stay tuned...
Allyson and Peanut