Saturday, March 22, 2008

In Honor of Easter...

Eric took a break from working in the nursery today to decorate my baby belly! I think he did a great job, and it was fun watching him do it! (I used a hand mirror to see!) Here is his masterpiece!

The nursery is coming along. I did a few small things myself throughout the week, like some paint touch ups (with the window open and a dust mask on). Today Eric is painting the moulding around the window, finishing up the crown moulding and just getting everything ready because next Thursday that carpet will be installed!

I am now 24 weeks along and counting! I can't believe I will be starting to work on my 25th week tomorrow and 15 weeks away from my due date! Here is a tid bit of whats going on with Darby this week, for all of those who are interested!

This is another big week for your magical growing baby! Just take a look at the checklist for this week: 1) ears: done; 2) fingernails: done; 3) (if you have a boy) testicles: taking their 3-4 day trip from the abdominal wall to the scrotum; and 4) lungs walls: secreting “surfactant”. What’s that? Well, surfactant is sort of what it sounds like: a surface-activated fat whose main purpose is to assist the your baby's little lungs during inflation (as in, filling with air, not getting more expensive). Just in case you’re curious, your submerged baby is still breathing in amniotic fluid, preparing and rehearsing the lungs an oxygen-filled life outside the womb. By the end of this week, your child will be weighing around 2 lbs and 14 inches long. Your cutie-patootie may even be a little more plump, but isn't anywhere near their full baby-fatted cute-self. Most of the “filling out” is coming up in that long awaited (and slightly dreaded?) third trimester. Woo-hoo! Get ready!

The exciting thing about this week is that 24 weeks marks the babies viability point! That means if Darby was to be born, she has a chance at survival, with intensive care. Of course we just keep praying that she sticks in there for at least 12 more weeks and comes out happy and healthy!

1 comment:

Yo said...

LOVE the Easter belly! Tell DH he did a WONDERFUL job! Glad to see that you're doing great. xoxo Yo!