Written by Jessica on Friday, February 08, 2008

People always ask me how many months I am (expecting me to say 9 months the way I look), but I never know. I have a hard time converting weeks to months. Especially since you're pregnant 10 months and unless you've been pregnant before you probably aren't aware of that. Anyways, according to this website, weeks 20-24 are the converted to 6 months of pregnancy. Everyone I encounter calculates this a different way, but it only makes sense to divide the weeks by 4, hence I'm in the middle of my 6th month... I am a little over 22 weeks now. I actually found a website that converts facts for a singleton, twins, triplets, and even quadruplets! And here's what the article says about our boys:

Each of your babies now weigh over a pound and are approximately 12 inches long. Space is getting very cramped inside now and you most likely look like you could have the babies at any time! Week 24 marks a special time for you. This is generally the week that is considered the week of viability for the babies. Although your babies still need time to grow and finish the `final touches`, there is an 85% chance of survival if they were born now. Of course, your babies would need to spend a few months in a NICU for advanced care. However, almost half of babies born at this time will have some kind of lasting effect from being born prematurely. Pay special attention to any signs of preterm labor and call your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms of preterm labor. Your babies will have periods of rest and awake times throughout the day, but they may not coordinate their schedules! You should be feeling them move every day at different intervals. The babies will bump into one another and nudge each other for some extra room! Sometimes they will all stretch their legs out in one direction and you will see an obvious budge on one side of your abdomen. The membrane that separates the babies is amazingly elastic. Every joint in their bodies is flexed at this time. The chin is at the chest and their elbows are tucked at their sides. Their legs are often brought up to their chest and the feet are tucked under their bottoms. On ultrasound, you will often see that they like to have their hands up near the face. After delivery, you will notice that your babies keep thier hands clenched and often have their feet tucked upwards.

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