This week, baby weighs 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, 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.
Sleep has not been great this week. I'm having a lot of trouble getting comfortable because my hips hurt. I wake up a few times a night laying on my back, which I've learned is a no, no, but I haven't figured out a way to stop myself from doing it. Other than hip pain, I still have swelling in my feet and I get winded pretty easily. My heart burn has calmed down this week so that is great news!
Hands down the best moment of the week was finding out that baby girl was ok after our scare on Friday. Of course, all of the worst thoughts were going through my head when the nurse couldn't find her heartbeat and I can't express the relief and happiness I felt when that whooshing sound finally came across the monitor. Thankfully, she has been moving around like normal since then.
My glucose test is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm not really looking forward to it, I just hope I pass!
After a rough and emotional week, I'm beat. I want to say thank you to everyone who posted advice about ultrasounds, as always I appreciate your comments and support. And a special thanks to a very dear friend who shared these words of wisdom, "Surround yourself with genuine people (even if it is just a few) and rejoice that you have the power to allow people in your life."
Here are a few pictures:
|The finished flower wall- love it!|
|Our hummingbird picture|
|imagine, laugh, wish, dream|