Ok, so clearly I am way overdue for an update. In the interest of getting this documented as well as I can, here's the quick summary. I will post a full update over the next few days as I can.
On November 7 at 32 weeks, I was admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure. I was diagnosed with pre-ecclampsia and told to expect to deliver within days. However, I am now almost 35 weeks and still in the hospital on bed rest and still pregnant.
My c-section has been moved up to 12/12/12 which will be 37 weeks exactly. I am hoping I can hang on that long, but it is geting tough.
Wow - I am not getting any better at keeping things updated am I? Yikes. Next post will be 31 weeks and since I have an MFM appointment the same day, there will definitely be more to report on. I also promise an update on the 4th and final baby shower along with a nursery update - maybe even a sneak peek.
But for now... here we are with the 30 week details.
Your baby's the size of a cucumber!
Your 15.2- to 16.7-inch, 2.5- to 3.8-pound baby continues to grow.
your baby at 30 weeks
His skin is getting smoother.
But his brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
Yeah, I know. I feel like I am phoning in this post before the clock rolls over onto 29 weeks. these stats are kind of funny to me this week though. Estimated weight of 1.5 to 2.5 lbs? My girls were 2.5 pounds LAST week.
I know it's all just a guess, but I really feel like they are growing faster than the average singleton. And that's crazy.
I definitely feel like I am growing, that's for sure.
Your baby's the size of an eggplant!
Putting on layers of fat, your baby now weighs in around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds and measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches.
your baby at 28 weeks
She's starting to develop more fat, so her wrinkly skin will start to get smoother.
Her lungs are mature enough that she'd probably survive if she was born now. Wow!
Last weekend was my big shower thrown by my Junior League friends. It was amazing. The girls received so many nice and thoughtful gifts. I feel so incredibly blessed. And a bit overwhelmed to be honest. I had always thought that it would be so much fun to register, have baby showers and get gifts, but it really is kind of awkward. It's not that easy being the center of attention for that long and have so many people doing wonderful things for you and giving you so many nice gifts. It is far better than any expectation that I ever had. It's also humbling. I really am reminded how lucky I am to have so many wonderful and amazing women in my life. So many women that love and care for me and in turn will love and care for my girls.
Here are a few pics from the shower. I have more on my camera that I need to download, but here are some from my mom's iPhone. I still need to get pics from the first two showers.
Is this too much booze for a baby shower?
My lovely hostesses Jessica, Amanda, Jamie and Joy.
All the girls gathered around the kitchen island. This is usually a good place to find us at parties.
The amazing food.
More amazing food.
Popcorn! Mac & Cheese, Jalapeno Ranch, Caramel and Cinnamon Toast. Yum!
Plus the beautiful name pictures Jamie had drawn for the girls.
Popcorn treats to go.
It was a great party and I am so thankful for everyone who was there to celebrate with us. Here we are a week later and I think I have just about everything washed and put away. Almost anyway. Time is ticking away. Less than 10 weeks to go!