Thursday, 7 May 2009
It was 30 weeks ago today...
And so we've reached the 30 week mark and can breathe a sigh of relief. The doctors had told us that due to the appendicitis there was a slightly increased chance of having a premature labour. Survival chances of a kid at 30 weeks are very good. Of course I prefer for this babe to incubate for another 10 weeks - fill out those wrinkles a bit. At least we know that if she does decide to make an early showing she should be fighting fit for this crazy world we're living in.
I get weekly updates emailed to me about my pregnancy from babycenter.com and they compare the growth of your fetus to a different vegetable each week. We are at the cabbage stage now (which may account for the gassiness I've been feeling) so of course I'm picturing my unborn child as a cabbage patch doll. Hopefully with this one I won't leave her in the basement to collect mildew and mold. (Rachel Anne* - I'm sorry, I wasn't ready - you weren't the cabbage patch doll I was hoping for and I made you pay for that with neglect. It's not your fault you weren't born with blue eyes, or that your hair was too short, or that you started to smell.)
*Rachel Anne was not her name. I have no idea what her name was, but Rachel Anne sounds like a Cabbage Patch Doll kind of name, doesn't it?