Tuesday, August 17, 2010

33 Weeks/Reese

Only 7 more weeks till Emma is due and only 4 more weeks until she is full term! I can't believe in 1 month she will be term and ready to make her debut at any point after that!

33 Weeks:

33 Weeks:
Your baby weighs about 4.4 pounds at this point. The crown-to-rump length of your baby is approximately 12 inches and the total length is around 19.4 inches.

With the exception of crying, your baby is capable of doing everything that a newborn baby will do. Your baby is restricted now inside of the uterus, but still can kick and move. Your baby sleeps a lot of the time, just as newborn babies do. Your baby's eyes move in the manner of REM sleep and researchers believe that babies can dream vividly in uterus. When your baby is awake, she is listening, feeling and learning. There are billions of neurons in the brain that make trillions of connections.

If your baby were to be born now, the lungs would probably be strong enough to function properly, but your baby may still need extra care from specially trained doctors and nurses.
Your baby's eyes open during alert times and close during sleep. The eye color is usually blue, regardless of the permanent color as pigmentation is not fully developed. The final formation of eye pigmentation requires exposure to light and usually happens a few weeks after birth.


On Saturday we took Reese to Meme & Granddad's house to swim in their new pool :)

She LOVED playing on their piano :)

Sunday morning I was able to catch Reese "blowing a kiss" to daddy on my cell phone!

Sunday night was quite eventful for us. She was acting absolutely fine all day and at 5pm we noticed she was shivering. I took her temp and she was 101.7 so we gave a dose of Tylenol and put her in the bath to cool off. We laid with her in bed for an hour since she was acting so tired and then took her temp again, 102.5. We decided to head to the after hours children's clinic that is 15 min away. When she was assessed her temp was already up to 104.9 and her pulse was 220! This was an hour AFTER Tylenol was given. They ruled out an ear infection and said her throat looked fine and said we needed to go to the ER. Cody and I just looked at each other and our hearts sank! We were about to have to take our baby to the hospital again.

We headed straight to Methodist Children's Hospital and poor Reese vomited all over her car seat when we were 5 minutes away. I lost it! I couldn't help her...she was strapped into the car seat, throwing up and we needed to keep driving to get her to the ER. We were able to bypass the waiting room (thank goodness) because we were considered a transfer from the after hours clinic. The Dr. on call came to assess her and then a series of procedures soon followed: IV start, CBC and blood cultures drawn, cath UA specimen, rapid strep test and a chest x-ray. 

Finally around 12:30am we were told by the Dr. that her urine/x-ray/strep were all negative. Her WBCs were high at 20,000. They gave her IV antibiotic (rocephin) and sent us home at 1am and said we had to wait for the blood cultures to grow (48 hours) and would be called if anything started to grow (meaning sepsis).

On a happier note, Reese acted completely fine and healthy on Monday and pretended like nothing even happened the night before. It is amazing how fast kids rebound from being ill. We are still very puzzled on what happened Sunday night and so is her primary pediatrician (who she saw Monday morning as follow up).

Cody & I are also shocked that yesterday Reese specifically asked to sit on the potty three times! She never did go potty but she sat there, wiped and flushed the toilet! I guess she's ready to start potty training at just 18 months...and I guess I need to go buy a toddler training potty soon!!

Her new favorite word is "bye-bye"!


Kelly Grant said...

I am so sorry Reese wasnt feeling well. But I am so happy she feels better now! Good job Mommy and Daddy!

Emma is almost here! I am too excited for you!!

hollie marie said...

How awesome would it be for Reese to be potty trained before Emma makes her arrival!!!! I'm so glad she's feeling better.