23 Weeks

From Babycenter.com

How your baby's growing:

"Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb."

Funny thing is that at church on Sunday the music was more modern and the baby was kicking to the music. Aiden was dancing and clapping to the music and during the last song even helped Nini shake an egg shaker.

On Another Note:

I also was looking into Cord Blood donation. Dr. S usually pushes for Private Cord Blood Banking, but it's really expensive and the research out there right now says its just not really worth it.

Therefore, I was thinking...We'll donate it to research or to a company that can use it to harvest the cord blood to give to patients. Sounds good right...Well, there is only 1 hospital in the DFW area that takes donations and it's not my hospital. So, then the websites I was researching on say that sometimes you can donate it through this other company. Well, that company doesn't want my child's cord blood, because I've had a tattoo in the past 12 months. Oh well, I tried.

I guess it's better, I might give someone Mad Cow Disease anyway. I can't donate blood, because I lived in England for more then 3 months between 1980 - 1996. Well, I lived in England from 1981 - 1985 or something like that, so according to the blood donor rules I might have Mad Cow Disease. Hum, that could explain a lot! :)

Lastly, we have our next appointment on Thursday at 4:00pm CST!! Since we didn't get to see the mid-line face of the baby at our last Ultrasound, we get to have another one on Thursday. Hopefully (After a lot of caffeine and sugar on my part) the baby will be active and cooperative for this visit and we can tell if it's an elephant or a hippopotamus!! We have to drive to Mansfield for our Ultrasound and then to Arlington for the Dr. S appointment, so lots of driving for us on Thursday afternoon.


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