Monday, March 10, 2008

24 weeks.. Does that Really = 6 Months?

WOW - I can not believe that I am posting something that is referring to me being 6 months pregnant. You know what they say "Number's Don't Lie" or do they? - So there you have it. My all crazy, over- hormonal self has actually made it to 24 weeks ..or 6 months! It sounds like a MUCH bigger feat when you say 6 months ya know. According to a few websites I am 2/3 of the way there. According to this website I am 58% of the way in. 112 days to go .. REALLY ........ NO WAY! This blows my mind. Time is just ticking away.

Last night I signed up for a Childbirth class. It just all feels so surreal. My dr's office has been requesting that I do this since my february appointment, but something about signing up just didn't seem comfortable. It's done and we wait.


According to this website - Mini's "face is basically complete now. The fetus's eyes are close together on the front of his face and they are still shut. Your baby's ears have moved into their final position on the sides of his head. Where they are now is where they will be when your baby is born! Hair will continue to grow on his scalp and his eyelashes are well developed. Most of your baby's features look the same as they will at birth. Because your growing baby is getting plumper, he no longer has room in your tummy to do cartwheels and somersaults. "

"By 24 weeks the lung cells begin to produce a substance called surfactant, a substance absolutely necessary for successful gas exchange. The absence of this substance is often a limiting factor in the viability of premature newborns, as its absence precludes successful breathing. Neonatologists, or doctors specializing in the care of newborns, can introduce a drug form of surfactant to the lungs of premature babies, stretching viability, or the age at which survival outside the womb becomes possible, even farther back in pregnancy."


I know that some women are worried about their weight gain - Look what I found here: "Much of the weight gained during pregnancy goes to your baby and the products of conception:



Fetus: 7.5 to 8.5 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 1 to 2 pounds
Placenta: 1 to 2 pounds
Increase of blood and fluid volume: 4 to 8 pounds
Uterine muscles: 2 to 3 pounds
Breasts: 2 to 3 pounds
Fat deposits around internal organs: 2 to 10 pounds"

Hope that eases some of your minds.


Here are my updated pics for your entertainment (notice the consignment jeans - not bad for $10)

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38 comments:

Mel said...

yay for 24 weeks (aka 6 months)!!!
that is such fabulousness, i cannot even get over it.
can you believe it? i know you can't. i wish i could just hug you-love the photos!!

Barb said...

Not bad at ALL for $10! Love consignment! Cute belly.

Kathy V said...

Look at that little guy in there. Your "Mini" bump is so cute. I am glad you found your store. Those jeans look pretty nice. Glad all is going well. And you made it to 6 months. Woo hoo to you!!! That is so exciting.

Marcy "meg" said...

Looking great!!!! Yeah for 6 months!!! How exciting!!!

Thanks for the awesome links... I like those :)

waitinginline said...

Happy 6 months!!!! Love the new pics, you look wonderful!!! You and Mini keep up the good work!

Jendeis said...

Yay on making six months! Love the pics! Jeans look great.

Kathy said...

YAY for 24 weeks/6 months! You look great! So cute w/ your baby bump! Congrats again!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

6 Months is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I am SO excited for you. That is quite a milestone!!

And I understand your hesitation with signing up for the class. I was already encouraged to sign up for a few things and I keep thinking I won't be able to bring myself to do it until I have hit the 8th month mark. I simply find it difficult to consider doing anything earlier. But it might help you to feel more confident that Mini will be - in a few short months - a little healthy baby!!!

$10 jeans. That's great. I wonder if I could find a pair like that.....

XOXO

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

Ooops....also wanted to tell you how great you look. And how it was nice to see you looking into the camera. I believe that we can tell so much about a person from their face and eyes. And yours fit the personality I have come to love in this blog. You simply look like the nicest person!!

XOXO

Anonymous said...

Math snob here. Months are 4.3 weeks, so you would be 5.58 month. Still 24 weeks! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

Those jeans are cute!

YAY for six months!!

tryingin2007 said...

I love the pictures! you inspire me to take some more myself.

congrats on 6 months (not 5.58)!!!! only 3 more to go... woohoo!

:)

Topcat said...

HI MINI!! Monkey sends love!!!!!!

xoxoxox

Delenn said...

Happy 6 months!!

Looking good!

My_Herstory said...

Congrats on the 6 month mark hon! Love the updated pic's too! Yay for you and mini!

sara said...

That is great news girl! 6 months..what a feat. I still remember how excited I was when you told me you were pregnant!

Morrisa said...

Yay for 6 months! You are too cute!

Janna said...

YEA for 24 weeks!!!!!! And you look MARVELOUS my friend!!!!

Courtney said...

Things are going so well Farah!!! Those are great pictures and you are look so happy. :)

Searching said...

You two are so adorable!!! Congrats on 6 months!!!

Kate said...

Congrats on 6 months! :)

Cibele said...

Yay for 6 months!!! You look cute and happy. Thanks for the info about weight gain, I feel better now! LOL

jayleigh said...

awwww look how cute you are!!!

SaraS-P said...

wow! It really is 6 months! You look great!

Jen said...

congrats on the big 24!! And awesome on the $10 purchase!

vamplita said...

Congrats on reaching the big 6 months milestone! I'm very, very happy for you. :)

vamplita

Anns said...

Always know I can count on you to educate me in this pregnancy - so we're 6 months huh? - WOW!

That's wild!

T-girl said...

Congrats for reaching the big milestone!!!

The jeans are great and you look soooo cute with your belly! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on making potential viability!

Geohde said...

Time really does fly!

Why do everybody elses pregnancies seem to go fast and mine is on slow motion?

:)

J

lady in waiting said...

Congrats on 6 months! Woo! I love that we are almost the same. Your belly looks very cute and definitely very preggers, yay! You must be so happy :)
Thanks for the weight gain info. I have gained 33 lbs so far. OMG!!!

christina(apronstrings) said...

cute! i heart consignements too.
xoxo

Kami said...

Hey! I'm right on track for the MAX on everything. Yeah, what about fatter thighs? Ah, well - still worth it!

lub said...

Great jeans! What a great baby bump! You are so cute! Congrats on 24 weeks! I love that you post these updates since they are my stats too!

Busted said...

Yay for bump pics!!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on 24 weeks. You only have a few more and then you will be 3RD TRIMESTER, BABY! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments. It means so much to me!! Take care of you!

Topcat said...

24 weeks!!!! Wow, that is so exciting!

I love your jeans too .... you look bloody fantastic, Farah. Smooches xoxoxox

Baby Deux! said...

ARGH! Blogger ate my comment! I have been meaning to tell you how wonderful you look!

Diggin' the $10 jeans!!!!