28 Weeks

This week’s development news is fairly significant as the baby is settling into the proper position for birth, with his head facing downward toward the nearest exit. He is now about 2.5 pounds and almost 16 inches long. His days are busy adding new skills such as “blinking” to an already impressive repertoire of tricks like coughing, sucking, hiccupping, and taking practice breaths. Baby’s sleep now includes the REM phase which means he could be dreaming, though what on earth does he have to dream about?

At this point in the pregnancy we have been strongly urged by peers and professionals alike to attend child- birthing class, but have not yet registered due to cost, time commitment, and general wariness of community classes based on common knowledge. Of course we’re not close to being fully “prepared” for d-day, but we’re wondering if a class would make us any more prepared. Is it bad I’m still hoping it just slips out? If you think we’re missing out on a critical part of the prenatal experience, let me know.




  1. Don’t bother with the classes. Really, your body will tell you what to do and you’ll be fine. Maybe Austin should read up on some encouraging words to say. Even then, you’ll probably just whack him in the face if he does say anything so maybe he shouldn’t even study that :)

  2. the child-birth classes are free at Abundant Living Ministries in Brickerville (although of course, they do appreciate a small donation if you can swing it) and, they are not running continuously so it may be too late for there.

    I read one time that 26 is when it is figured ‘middle-age’ starts. How’s that for encouraging! (All my kids were born when I was WELL into middle-age)

    Love the elephant,
    You’ll do fine,
    (and if you end up with a C, it’s not the end of the world – wish I could have really known that before my first)

    How is that for fragmented thoughts?

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