Still moving right along. Feeling pretty good still. Had an appointment this morning with the doctor. After making me wait for 45mintues she finally came into tell me all is well. Baby M must not have like waiting either he wasn't very cooperate when she was looking for his heartbeat. I laughed to myself. Before she came in he was moving all around and kicking up a storm. Heart rate was in the high 140's. Next appointment is February 4. At that time I will start going every week. Hard to believe its almost time to meet my little man. Very exciting.
This week Baby M weighs about 4 3/4-5lbs and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers-which help regulate his body temp once he is born are filling him out, and lungs are continuing to mature. Baby M is also developing his own immune system, instead of relying solely on antibodies received through the placenta. Most of his organs are now mature. His hair is growing fast and he is learning to blink as well. His fingers and finger nails are well developed and facial features are also clearer now.
This will be out first weekend home. No more travelling for me. It is bittersweet. It will be nice to be able to stay at my house and hopefully get Baby M's room ready. On the other hand I will miss my family and friends terribly. Hopefully they will come visit me.
That's all for this week. Hope every one has a good weekend .
Til next week-
Love to all-
Jina and Baby M