Thursday, 23 February 2012

21 Weeks

Our baby girl is about the size of a big banana.  She now weighs about 360g, up until now she has been measured from crown to rump but from this point on measurements will be from the crown to heel.  And from crown to heel she is approximately 27cm long.  The eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed and the fingernails cover the fingertips.  She can now hear my conversations, so I guess it's now time that we start reading to her.  Some studies have found the newborns will suck more vigorously when read to from a book they heard frequently in utero.

I got the job!  I start in a couple of weeks, I actually don't think they know I'm pregnant.  Which is funny considering it's in the same company just a different department, I guess they will soon find out though (when I walk in with my big belly....awkward).  Getting this job is a big relief as it means more money now, for maternity leave and also when I go back to work. Money has been a stressful thing to think about, arrrggh I hate money!  I wonder how are we going to cope on one income when maternity leave runs out?  I guess we will survive and figure it out, but it's scary, especially when you just don't know how it's all going to work.  There is actually a lot of things I have been nervous about since becoming pregnant - money for one, will I like being a parent and what kind of parent will I be? What will my body look like after pregnancy and will I get back in shape? And don't even get me started about labour, actually I try not to think about that too much.  But you know what I really have way more that I'm looking forward to, I guess it's just fear of the unknown. I feel like Mikey and I have become even closer then before and I feel extremely bless to have such a wonderful husband and to have this life growing inside me, I have so much to be thankful for.


paperdoll said...

Yay congrats on the new job! Had my fingers crossed for you :-D

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