Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Pre-school update

The first month of pre-school flew by!  Husband went to the first family Friday and got so much positive feedback about Phoenix. She is following the routines well and is the most social kid in the class. Although the other kids speak more than her ie in sentences, she actually has the largest vocabulary in terms of the different words spoken. She also has the largest signing vocabulary in the class and busts out new signs every day to their surprise. She's doing great! She is weak in fine and gross motor skills (which we knew, thank you low tone and hyper flexibility) but is showing her strengths in so many different areas. I know she's a smart kid, it's just so nice for other people to recognize it too:)

23 weeks

23 Weeks

Life is starting to get a little bit harder these days. I am getting bigger, my energy is lower, my sleep is more broken and my blood pressure is doing wacky things. Babies still look good on the ultrasound and the fetal echo looked clear too. My cervix is still long and closed. It's all good news.

22 Weeks

I'm 22 weeks now and am starting to really feel pregnant. I feel the babies constantly and have to eat every 2-3 hours to keep up with their growing bodies. They both weigh about 1 lb now and continue to grow at identical rates. They are both falling nicely in the 50-75th percentile. All of this is excellent news.  At my bi-weekly u/s the tech now measures the length of my cervix, because a shortening cervix is a sign that labour may begin early. They like to see a cervical length of 2.2 cm or more: mine was 5 cm! As my OB said "You have enough cervix to share!"

We are two weeks away from viability with no signs that they feel like coming that early.