Tuesday, July 29, 2008

24 weeks

The babies are growing steadily and have gained about 4 ounces since last week. They are now over a pound each and are almost a foot long. The lungs are now developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help their air sacs inflate once they hit the outside world. They will most likely gain 6 more ounces this week as they begin to fill out. This weight will mostly consist of muscle, bone mass, and the growing organs and tissues.

My shower is this Sunday and I'm excited! I can't wait to see everyone and for everyone to see me and my belly! Unfortunately the nursery won't be quite done yet, but we'll store everything in the garage until it's complete. Christian painted the 3 walls in the room this weekend and will be painting the 4th wall this week. My parents are going to help paint the one wall with a mural since I'm not allowed to paint!

Next step on my checklist is to visit another daycare and find a pediatrician.