June 27, 2010

24 Weeks





Oh Baby!
At 24 weeks (6 months!) the bird is about 9 inches long and 1.7 lbs. Otherwise referred to as the size of an eggplant in my What To Expect updates. This week, her skin should be turning pinker because the capillaries are forming under her skin and filling with blood. No more see through epidermis! Also her lungs are developing some more (though not fully) and her nostrils (which have been plugged up until now) are starting to open... so practice breaths here she comes! 

Nothing new otherwise. Just the usual kicks and turns and growing. My belly button is super close to popping out (eek! no no no! stay in!) and I've been noticing that certain spots on my skin are changing color.. totally normal. I mostly just can't believe that I'm already 6 months pregnant! I know I keep saying that but GEEZ! Everyone keeps saying that I will actually want it to go by fast. Especially once I start to get uncomfortably huge. I guess I can see that in certain ways, but for the most part this is just freakin' me out! I have no breaks to slam on and I feel like I've lost all control.. which I have. Maybe that's the main issue here. My being a control freak or something. Either way I just keep trying to soak in these moments and look on the bright side of the future. Which is A BABY! A REAL LIVING BREATHING ALL MINE DON'T HAVE TO GIVE HER BACK CRYING LAUGHING POOPING SQUIRMING GROWING ADORABLE BABY! 
EXCITING! It still makes me grin like a hyena just imagining a little mini-us lying between me and D on our bed... or sitting in her Bumbo... or sleeping in her crib. I don't think it will even feel real once I have her though. Which is funny because I'd imagine after a little time, we wouldn't be able to imagine life without her at all.

Baby Bird, 

We love you times a trillion and my chest swells up with pride whenever I think about you and how accomplished you already make me feel. You're the best decision your dad or I have ever made.

XOXOXO,
Mom & Pop





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