Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Pumpkin is an Ear of Corn! (24 weeks)

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon. (

Now there happens to be a very important tid-bit that baby center left out on their little blip. 24 weeks is considered the "point of viability" meaning that if something should happen, Emery would have a very good chance at survival thanks to all of today's advances in the medical field. Of course we want her staying put for another 15 weeks or so, but it's comforting to know we have reached this point!!!

Emery can be quite the kicker at times, but the minute her Daddy tries to feel her she stops. His touch must be soothing! I have a feeling we'll catch her in action soon enough. Her valence FINALLY arrives (no more buying from that chick on ebay) and we'll be able to match the colors for the nursery now and start painting so we can get it set up. Sometimes this still seems like a dream, then I think wait, we only have 16 more weeks until her due date... that will fly by!

Chase is doing well, the two of us spent the night in Galveston on Sunday night with some friends and spend Monday at Moody Garden's Palm Beach. I love that place and swear if we lived closer I would totally get us a season pass. We had a very nice time and Chase really enjoyed it.

This Friday we will be heading to Surfside where a co-worker has a beach house that we are renting for the weekend of the fourth. Then a week from Friday we leave for Disney, I can't wait! I'm not sure who is the most excited!

Pics from our trip will be coming soon!

***I am grateful for
1) a nice weekend
2) a fun day at the beach w/Chase
3) 24 weeks
4) the point of viability
5) we actually got rain (not much, but it was a step in the right direction!)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on Emery's viability!!! Ok I do mean that sincerely-it just sounds lame in writing. I know this is a huge milestone not only for her but one for you too..puts a great number of fears to rest. :) You have one healthy ear of corn there miss Kahla...and no doubt just as sweet!

Chelle said...

WOO HOO on corn! hehe. I still love how they are compared to food. The viability is great.

Can't wait to see pics!