We're joining Kim (aka wntg1grl), a stay-at-home mom of three who's expecting twins, on her exciting journey from bump-to-babies. Check back every week for the latest developments.
What's Happening with Mom:
This week I was SHOCKED to learn that I have gained ZERO pounds! I feel huge, much bigger than my last appointment, but I guess no heavier. The doctor did measure my belly, and boy, have I grown. I am measuring 34 cm, and this is unbelievable to me. So, I am bigger, just not heavier!
My baby shower is this coming Sunday. I will be just over 26 weeks then ... but it is definitely better to do the shower earlier rather than later when expecting twins. These little girls could come really early, and I need to be prepared.
Sleeping is also becoming more interesting. I have pillows for my head, arms, legs, and back. Then all of the bathroom trips I make ... usually at least three per night. All of these symptoms appeared in my earlier pregnancies, but not until the last eight weeks or so. Everything is happening so much earlier this time around. I am also beginning to get swollen feet and hands, another very early symptom! My mom comes about five days a week and cooks dinner, so that's been a huge help.
What's Happening with Babies:
If for some reason we decide to debut early, we can certainly do so without too much trauma, so your mind can ease, Mommy! Our cute baby fat is starting to form on our lean little bodies and we're starting to get our hair!
At what week can a baby survive if born early? — AshJoe05
JD08: Here is a chart that my OB gave me because I will most likely be delivering a preemie due to pregnancy complications. I hope this helps, because I didn't realize that preemies had such a good chance nowadays.
Completed Weeks of Gestation at Birth/Odds of Survival
21 weeks and less 0%
22 weeks 0-10%
23 weeks 10-40%
24 weeks 40-70%
25 weeks 50-80%
26 weeks 80-90%
27 weeks >90%
30 weeks >95%
34 weeks >98%
Other pregnancy calendars: