Where I want to be:
Other than her Mommy's crazy brain -- Evie has reached her 26th gestatational week! Yay! This week chances of survival out the womb jump to somewhere between 60%-80% and probabilty of long term health and cognitive problems begin decreasing dramatically! Generally babies that make it into their 26th week survive to live in the outside world! She needs to stay in there at least 11 more weeks to be considered full term! I have no fears that she will come early at all!
She should be weighing in at around 2 pounds and measuring the length of an english cucumber!
Gosh that seems so long for my little baby! I just can't believe she will be over five pounds by the time she is born! I can't wait until December 30th when they do my next diagnostic ultrasound to find out how much she weighs and how long she is! I am just dying to make sure that she is a good size!
In the development arena her little eyes are beginning to open. Her irises don't have a color yet and won't for a little longer but they are starting to open and close and as the nerves between retina and brain develop she will be able to sense bright light. To test this you shine a bright flash light at your belly and if she starts kicking that is a good indicator that she is able to sense light! I think we will try this sometime this week! Her auditory nerves are also developing more and more this week. She is also inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid to practice for her first breath of air outside the womb. I can't wait to see Evie's little eyes! I did some googling and basically with two blue eyed parents with only one brown eyed parent between the two of them Evie has a 99% chance of having blue eyes and a 1% chance of having green eyes.
So basically our little Evie Bug is gonna be a little blue eyed girl! That is exciting! She also will have the chance of having red(ish) hair. Apparently red hair is the dominant color and I do know that red (ish) hair runs in my dad's family. Unless you are my cousin Austin and then you are just a sweet little carrot top! :) And, despite all the trouble that it has given me, I hope she has beautiful curls! I know she will be whatever and however God intends, but gosh she is going to be the cutest little thing!!!
How far along? 26 Weeks 0Days
Total weight gain/loss: 3 pounds total gain
Maternity clothes?: All maternity except for some sweat pants and sleep pants
Sleep: So-So my hips are starting to hurt really bad
Best moment this week: Evie kicking so hard that even Chris said: HOLY CRAP THAT WAS HARD!
Worst moment this week: Having the stomach flu. Yuck.
Movement: All the time! You can see the bumps and ripples now!
Food cravings: Avocado, green beans, spinach, salad and apples. Oh and regular Coke.
Names picked?: Evelyn Grace, “Evie”
Labor Signs: None yet!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, hoping it will stay that way.
What I miss: My waistline and a glass of wine with dinner.
What I am looking forward to: getting Evie’s nursery set up in January!
Milestones: Evie Bug’s eyes are beginning to develop!