The Journey that is life. So many twists and turns, ups and downs.
Moments of sheer indescribable and overwhelming happiness.
Moments of utter despair and deep sadness.
We all walk this journey that is life. Let's walk.... and rejoice together in each others moments of happiness, and be there to comfort each other in the moments sadness.
23 weeks today and I'm excited to be so close to V-Day. For those that don't know V-Day is short for viability day and that occurs 'officially' the day you turn 24 weeks. The reason for this is because that is the gestation a baby is considered old enough to fight for life outside of the womb. There are actually many cases now of babies that have survived from 23 weeks and in fact the youngest preemie to have survived was born at 21 weeks 6 days gestation. Isn't that so amazing! We are very blessed to live in a time of such medical advancements and knowledge!
According to internet resources our smallest short is now weighing in at about 500g and measures approximately 29cms from crown to heel. Baby's hearing is now established and around about now baby will be able to make out a distorted version of my voice and the beating of my heart. Baby can now feel his/her own face as well as anything within his/her reach, including the umbilical cord. Baby will keep experimenting with and refining his/her sense of touch. Baby can also swallow now and I'm pretty sure I've already felt baby with the hiccups a few times! Apparently it is normal for them to get the hiccups a few times a day! I certainly remember Rosina getting them all the time!
Cravings - honey, white stilton cheese with apricots, dark chocolate. (thankfully not together!!) Waist - 34 inches (6" gain) Feeling - Exhausted, but otherwise great! :O)