Saturday, April 18, 2009

22 weeks and babies have surpassed 1 lb!!

Harry Face Pic



Luke Face Pic



Mommy Belly Pic



Good check-up this week at the perinatologist office. Harry weighs in at 1 lb 4 oz. and Luke is close at 1 lb 3 oz, which is right on schedule! This is so exciting to me as I've always thought of this as being a big milestone. Both looked perfect and actually were very well-behaved during the u/s. And my cervix was closed, measured 4.5cm, and had no funneling, so no signs of pre-term labor. Woohoo!

Unfortunately, we don't have great pics this week. The u/s tech didn't do a good job at getting some good pics for us. I found myself saying "That's a good picture" just to get her to take one and print it out. Oh well. We've had her 3 different times, so I should be used to it, but I'd really rather have someone else.

On a sad note, Steve's grandmother fell this week and hit her head. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and won't make it out of this. She is 90, but was in overall good health. We will miss her very much. I'm sad that our boys won't get to meet her. We really didn't see this coming.

Per Baby Center this week-"At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily."

Finally, one of my dear friends got her long-awaited and well-deserved positive pregnancy test this week. If you don't know Emily, please stop by and wish her congratulations! I'm so happy for her!!

17 comments:

Christi said...

awww, Harry and Luke have the cutest faces!!!

DAVs said...

I'm so happy for Emily too!
Your belly is cute--so small! Congrats on another milestone!

meinsideout said...

So cute - I agree - your belly is adorable!!!!

Jill M. said...

Gosh, I am so sorry to hear about Steve's grandmother!!! Very sad.

That's a bummer that your u/s lady isn't into giving you photos. Thanks for sharing Harry and Luke, very cute.

Cute belly, but I think mine is bigger than yours and I'm not pg yet. LOL

Lost in Space said...

So sorry to hear about Steve's grandma...

Sounds like the boys are doing great!

ashley said...

You have over two pounds worth of babies growing in there!!! How exciting. Glad they're doing well.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

They are big, beautiful boys! You wouldn't know it looking at your belly- there is plenty more room for them to grow as your a tiny! Sorry to hear about Steve's grandmother- that is sad she won't get to meet the boys.

Penny said...

congratulations on the milestone. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother.

hopeful #1 said...

Looking good Mama! I can't believe you only have about 15+ week left! Seems crazy!

They look great too!

Emily said...

Aw! Thanks :)

You look flippin amazing! The boys are so very handsome and soooo big!

Sorry about Steve's gram :( Prayers for a peaceful passing...

HUGS

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Robert and Carmen said...

You look great! The boys are adorable. I'm sorry to hear about Steve's grandmother. I'll be praying for the family.

Retro Girl said...

Your belly is so cute! Are you going to be one of those pregnant women I love to hate that stays totally skinny with the exception of a very cute, round belly? :-)

And the boys are adorable, of course!

MamaSoon said...

Oh Jill, you are so slender. Makes the bump all the more beautiful. Those boys are so sweet tucked inside. Glad to hear all is well. :D

Kate said...

I am so sorry about Steve's grandma. That is sad.

I am so glad the boys are doing great!!

M. said...

Yay! I love the pics -- I can't believe how far along you are already! Your belly is absolutely adorable, too :)

M. said...

Oh, I neglected to say that I'm sorry about Steve's grandmother. What a sad thing, that she won't get to meet the boys. My thoughts are with you guys.