Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy, Happy 28 weeks!

28 weeks!!!

Yesterday was a huge milestone! Babies born after 28 weeks do much better than those born before 28 weeks (95% intact survival rate at our hospital over the last 7 years). The perinatologist at our hospital always says the month of 24 weeks - 28 weeks is the biggest month in a babies life. My babies made that mark! Now, we have our eyes set on the next prize milestone - 34 weeks here we come!

Both babies are doing very well. We had a growth ultrasound this morning and both babies are measuring appropriately. Baby Girl is now weighing in at 2 lbs. 8 oz. and Baby Boy is 2 lbs. 11 oz! They are so beautiful (we have some nice 4D images of their cute little faces!) and we are so excited about them.

I finished my first ever knitted project - a washcloth! This one will be added to the stack for the babies since it is kinda small. I used only knit stitches in this project for I'm ready to purl! I have plenty more 100% cotton yarn for more washcloths but mama really wants a scarf for herself. I need to practice reading a knitting pattern because I am dying to make some of these socks with the beautiful yarn that JCasa (she has posted some beautiful socks lately!)sent to me...I must take a picture of that yarn to share with you all (add to the to-do list)!

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radioactive girl said...

I remember when I was 28 weeks and I just felt so much better about everything. I was still sort of nervous, but knew that most likely everything would turn out fine if they were born from then on. Congratulations and hopefully you will keep them in lots longer too! I'll keep thinking good thoughts for you!

Adrienne said...

Look at that belly! You look great ~ so glad that you've hit this mark. Keep thoes babies perculating!

Shannon said...

Happy Happy day!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so impressed with their sizes, too! How wonderful! D was born at 28 weeks at 1lb. 12oz.!

Congrats again! Here's to lots more weeks!