Sunday, November 27, 2011

25 Weeks

Your baby's the size of an eggplant!
During month six, the average fetus measures about 13.6 inches to 14.8 inches and weighs about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds.

At 25 weeks your baby
  • S/he's enjoying her new sense of equilibrium -- she now knows which way is up and which is down.
  • S/he's growing more fat and more hair too!

As of yesterday I am officially 25 weeks pregnant. Alhamdulilah!  I have passed V-day (Viability day) and I am on the road to the third trimester. whoo hoo.  

Weight gain/loss: gain of course it's all uphill from here

Maternity clothes? Yeppers

Stretch marks? No new ones, Alhamdulilah for that

Sleep? what sleep, I get comfortable I wake up I'm so light now a pin drop will keep me up

Movement: Yep, little guys is on a roll

Food cravings: none

Belly button in or out? Out-ish

What I miss? being able to move w/o feeling like I am about to fall apart

What I am looking forward to? seeing the baby again at my next Anatomy scan

Milestones: Passed V-day

Thursday, November 17, 2011

World Prematurity Awareness Day is Today!

Today is National prematurity awareness day and I hope that everyone takes the time to think and cherish their kids that they have and ones they may have lost.

In April 2009 I was accepted into the club of parents who loved and lost to soon a baby born to early.  Since then I have been blessed with a healthy little girl born just 2 weeks early and still full term.  Do in part to the additional medical care received during her gestation.  The main part I give thanks to God for.  I am again expecting (Insha'Allah - God willing) our last little bundle of joy and am again under the watchful eyes of God and my doctors.

I look at my story and the many of those of the women from the message boards I frequent and I know that sharing my story and being an advocate and volunteer for the March of dimes - March for babies is the best way I know how to give back to those that are in need and stop or decrease the number of babies born to early.  Also help those that are have a greater chance of survival by giving the resources for them to get better health care and advanced equipment.

Please Join me in the 2012 March for baby and Help the babies of the future have a fighting chance.  I know that's what I'd want for mine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

World Prematurity Awareness Month

World prematurity Awareness month has begun.  This month is used to give awareness to a growing issue that needs attention and many families have to struggle with alone because there isn't much known about prevention or help after a baby is born prematurely.  Please visit March of Dimes for more details on this month and World Prematurity Day on November 17th.

Prematurity Awareness MonthNovember is Prematurity Awareness Month® and when the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on premature birth. The awareness month kicks off on November 1 with the release of the 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. November 17 marks World Prematurity Day, and the March of Dimes and our partner organizations worldwide are asking everyone to help spread the world on the serious problem of premature birth.

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

Honor the million babies worldwide who died this year because they were born too soon, and the 12 million more who struggle to survive. November 17 is World Prematurity Day and a when we focus everyone’s attention on the serious problem of premature birth.

“Like” World Prematurity Day on Facebook. Read stories from around the world and share your own. Help spread the word by updating your Facebook status with a message on premature birth. Together we can raise awareness of this serious problem and help more babies start healthy lives.

See also: World Prematurity Day Volunteer Guide (PDF, 368kb)