Thursday, March 27, 2008

23 Weeks

Adalie is now 23 weeks old in utero! One more week and we hit 6 months and one more month and we hit the third trimester.

Her body is getting plumper but her skin is still fairly wrinkled due to the lack of subcutaneous fat. She’s starting to drink the amniotic fluid she’s floating in, and her digestive system is mature enough to absorb nutrients. And not only is she starting to drink and taste, but all of her sensory systems are maturing as well. Her face and body are looking more like those of an infant, the bones of her inner ear are beginning to harden and her pancreas is developing.

I don't feel as pregnant as I am but I do tire quite easily and rest often. The kids have been really sweet and very understanding. I'm getting nervous about the idea of an infant simply because i love and need my sleep!

This week the kids have both been saying some really funny stuff! Here are some examples;

Ellie was laying in bed and was supposed to be sleeping but she kept telling me that she needed to come snuggle with me. When I asked her why she innocently exclaimed that she wanted to see my beautiful face! This earned her a warm spot on the couch for 5 minutes as I just couldn't resist!

Dayton was intent on getting another McDonald's toy last night. I half heartedly told him that perhaps we could tomorrow. He replied that he would be too busy. Then about an hour later while watching American Idol he randomly proclaimed, "Mom you really were right. I think we should get a toy tomorrow!" He was way too serious and had obviously been thinking about it!

They are now at their Dad's for 3 sleep overs and are both really looking forward to it! I miss them already :(

On the B Side: When I was first married in 2000 a good friend at work told me that life doesn't even start until you have children. I often thought about that and wondered if maybe his marriage just sucked. It wasn't until I had kids of my own that I really understood! They change life so dramatically and I love, love, love everything that they are and the many things that they teach us along the way!

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