Sunday, May 3, 2009

26 weeks, a storm and no power

How your baby's growing:The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Also Saturday night it was raining and storming a little. At 4am I heard a LOUD CRACK and then a big crash. A huge oak tree from across the street came down and took out a power pole. It also took all other lines down too. Needless to say I didn't sleep ANY from 4 till around 8am then I drifted off for about an hour. Tracy had left a little before 8 to speak at the Brotherhood breakfast at Son Rise. I got up and got the boys dressed and myself. When we left the house at a little after 10am the power was still off. When we got home from church (and lunch because we didn't know if we had power back yet) The cable guy was here replacing the line because the tree had ripped the line out when it fell. I climed into bed and slept till after 4pm.

I am feeling better after my nap and some supper. The boys (who sleep through everything) didn't even know anything happened till they got up and couldn't turn on the TV or computers. Tracy said that the brotherhood breakfast was great and that it felt really good to get up and talk with them. I go to the dr. on Wed of this week. All in all we are doing good and we are all safe.


Noah's Mommy said...

Glad everything is ok. Missed you guys at Abby's party.