Tuesday, September 06, 2005

21 Week Update

A busy week here in babyland. Today I had an adjustment AND a massage from my wonderful DC/RMT. Hot rocks and everything. Just back and shoulders, though. And tomorrow is our sonogram, which means we should know what flavor of baby we are having. As well as a confirmation (but more likely a separate, third opinion) of my due date.

This week I checked out at the library Journey Into Life: The Triumph of Creation which I hoped would have a good birth scene (to help prepare the kids, mostly). However, it was a little dissapointing. The scenes of the birth were very short (no labor, no placenta, just "head, shoulders, here's the baby"), and most of the 30-minute video was a discussion on cell mitosis and meiosis and chromosomes and such. Interesting, but not what I wanted. However, if you want to see something really funny, get a birth video and watch the part where the baby is born backwards. Hilarious.

What does Baby Center say about 21 weeks? "Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long. His eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed. And you can certainly feel him move. He's oblivious to your schedule, though, so don't be surprised if he starts working out just when you're settling down for the night."

Will post the big news tomorrow.

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