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)