Apr 26, 2012

27 down, 12 to go.....

I have decided that I am going to start counting backwards now since in my mind it seems like it will go faster this way.  Today marks the start if my 27th week, which also starts the first week of third trimester, which also marks 12 weeks to go for me.  No you are not bad at math, 12 weeks will put me at 39 weeks and this is when I will be induced.  Due to blood thinning medication and a clotting disorder it is not recommended that I go past the 39th week.  Fine by me!  I like that I will have an end date.  Of course BB may have his own plan and decide to come earlier--hopefully not too much earlier, but 38 weeks doesn't seem too bad either.

According to Babycenter.com this is how BB is developing this week:

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

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