Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Were down to double digits, 99 days to go! Time has really flown by. Thanks to grandma Janie, we were able to enjoy one more sonogram yesterday. She actually looks like a baby now! The first thing we saw was Kaylee sticking her tongue out at us! We saw her move and kick and squirm after a little motivation (or poking). She even tried to "bite" her umbilical when it floated past her face. The weirdest part was feeling her kick me while seeing it at the same time.
Kaylee weighs approximately 2 pounds and is about 13 inches! About the size of a really good lobster! Her head is huge! Her head is in the 90th percentile of development. So, she looks like daddy but has mommy's big head!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Total weight gain: 3 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes, and now I am sick of them.
Sleep: starting to get uncomfortable, apparently don't need as much as I used to
Cravings? anything sweet!
Best moment this week: Daddy REALLY felt Kaylee kick. I think he was faking it before
Movement: lots and lots
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? In, but slowly disappearing :(
What I miss: margaritas
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our baby at our ultrasound this week!
Milestone: we reached the 24 week milestone
Next appointment: 3D ultrasound next Monday thanks to grandma!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Your baby is filling out this week. Part of your weight gain goes straight to helping her gain weight, too. Since she's still on the scrawny side, her skin wrinkles on her body, but she looks like a miniature version of what you'll see on delivery day. Her face has formed, ears are in place, and eyes are complete (although her lids are still closed). She has eyelashes, fingernails, and may be growing hair, too. Rapid eye movements (REM) are beginning, too.
As for me, I am feeling pretty good. I get backaches every once in awhile and my belly button is slowly flattening out, but other than that I feel great! We have our next OB appointment on Monday and then our last ultrasound the next Monday.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Your baby has now reached the 1-pound mark and measures about 11 inches long. You may be smaller or larger than other people that are 23 weeks pregnant, but what is important is that you have steady growth and that you are taking care of yourself.
This week your baby’s nostrils will open (so of course, daddy wants to know if she can pick her nose now that she has nostrils and fingers!?!) and the enamel that will cover baby’s teeth is forming. Surfactant, which is a substance that helps the lungs expand after birth, has begun to develop and the air sacs inside the lungs are growing.
All the nerve cells are all in place now and will begin to join together to fully form a nervous system. Baby
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Of course, we are thankful for the little bun we have in the oven. It was our last "just the two of us" Thanksgiving. We spent it with family and was complete with a "house lighting ceremony" and an impromptu Christmas carol. Then we had our own turkey day meal on Saturday because we needed the leftovers! We also put up our tree, decorated the house and are ready for Christmas. I have a feeling that next year, the holidays will be quite different!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I also got my first "shower" gift today from a friend at work. It's the softest, cutest, little blanket that matches our nursery bedding. yay!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
* Baby is 6 1/2 - 7 inches long crown to rump, and weighs about 10 1/2 ounces.
* The baby can hear and recognize the mother's voice.
* The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements.
* The toenails and fingernails are growing.
* The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started.
* The skin is getting thicker.
* The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope.
Your baby may react to loud sounds. Baby can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during their development stages often are calming after birth. This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses; taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
At today's appointment we talked about birth plans, childbirth class and inductions. It was weird to discuss such things but the doc says we need to start thinking about what our plans are going to be. Not that I haven't been thinking about it, but it seemed so official coming from the doc. One thing we did learn is that our doctor will induce as soon as we miss our due date, so we won't have to wait too long. I'm pretty sure I would like to avoid the induction route but glad, if it comes down to it, I won't have to be waddling around uncomfortable and huge!
Halfway to my due date tomorrow!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The day you deliver, outside will be windy. Your baby will arrive in the late night. After a labor lasting approximately 19 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 11 pounds, 13 ounces, and will be 22 inches long. This child will have dark blue eyes and a lot of red hair.
Oh, I hope this doesn't turn out to be accurate!!!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
How far along? 19 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain: 0 pounds --everything I lost, I gained back so I am right back where I started
Maternity clothes? YES and loving them. I know there will come a day when I want to burn them all, but they are treating me right lately
Sleep: starting to get uncomfortable, still can't get enough of it
Cravings? almost everything--the appetite has returned
Best moment this week: Passing the anatomy scan with flying colors
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: happy hour
What I am looking forward to: daddy being able to feel her kick
Milestone: we registered, chose nursery bedding and got on a waiting list for childcare all this week
Next appointment: Tuesday
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We spent our day off touring five different centers. It was nice that Matt was able to go and after we toured all the facilities he understood why I disliked some of the first few places so much. We found only one place that we liked and could actually see ourselves dropping our daughter off to every day.
So, we are officially on a waiting list. Yes, here we are, not even 5 months pregnant and already worried about what school we are going to get into!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Your baby girl practices breathing and in effect drinks and swallows amniotic fluid on a regular basis, processing it through her kidneys, into the bladder and voiding again into the amniotic fluid.
Your baby girl's teeth are established beneath the gums and permanent teeth are forming behind them.
Your baby's nervous system is busy this week, as she develops myelin, a fatty substance that coats her nerves. This insulates the nerves so that impulses flow smoothly to the brain. Speaking of brain, it is hard at work, with special areas forming to hold your baby's sense of taste, hearing, vision, and touch.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
On another note, we have the nursery all painted. Well, almost all of it. We (I say "we" like I have had anything to do with the painting) have to go back and neaten up some edges, but other than that, we are done! We moved all the stuff back into the room and it sure is getting full! We are now realizing how tiny her room is.
6 more days until our "big" ultrasound!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thank goodness for little girls! Especially little girls that have outgrown their clothes! The hand me downs have begun and as other mothers are cleaning out their closets, ours is getting rather full! I have two families in my class that have daughters that were born last March and April and they have no use for all the little, adorable clothes that their babies have grown out of. And they are the perfect age, so all the clothes are the right season! woo hoo! We also were given a cute little rocking-vibrating-chair thing, a baby bjorn and an activity mat. I am coming to the realization of how much stuff comes along with baby! We better start cleaning out the garage to make some room for this new little addition and all that comes with her!
Oh, and one of my students brought me a present that he wrapped all by himself, (sponge bob paper with a lot of tape) and he proudly presented it to me "this is for your baby!" It was a box of crayons. I told him that my baby will draw him a picture as soon as she's big enough to hold the crayons and not eat them! So cute!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom (2 more inches if you count her legs). She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop. (source: babycenter.com)
Next appointment: November 17
Saturday, October 24, 2009
16 weeks & 3 daysThis is the latest picture of our baby girl!
Yes, we are going to have a daughter!! We went for a 4D scan today because neither one of us had the patience to wait. The tech said that it was absolutely, without a doubt a girl!
We also found out that SHE is 7.2 inches long from head to toe!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The image is basically flipped so baby is essentially standing in my uterus! You can't see the legs though, they are out of the plane of view, just the head and the body and a little arm. Not a great pic, sorry! It's all you get until Nov. 14
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This week, your baby is just beginning to accumulate some fat cells underneath her translucent skin. Your baby is about 4 ½ inches long and weighs about 3 ½ ounces, about the size of an avocado. She is beginning a huge growth spurt within the coming weeks in weight and height, so hold on!
Your baby’s heart is strengthening, and is now pumping about 6 gallons of blood per day. The heartbeats doubly as fast as yours, and it is furiously working to promote circulation and feed the organs for growth. The whorl pattern on her scalp, which will form her hair, has started to develop. If you were to watch your baby’s face, you would see that she has also developed some reflexes, including sucking, swallowing, and blinking her eyes. Her eyes have moved to the front of her head as well.Another great milestone this week is that your baby is breathing. Her tiny lungs are taking in oxygen-enriched amniotic fluid for practice until she can breathe air one day. Further development in her lungs will take place until she is ready to breathe on her own after she is born. As she swallows and breathes amniotic fluid, her
...and the ghost is to scale. that is approximately how big the baby is!
Yesterday Matt took three trips to home depot resulting in 6 paint samples and different color splotches all over the baby's room wall. I think we made a decision. We better get painting before we change our minds!
Time seemed to be flying for awhile, now it just seems to be standing still. I feel normal again, not much of a belly to speak of, two week hiatus from doctor's appointments, no more shots... the only thing that reminds me that I'm pregnant are the occasional hormonal freak outs and sciatic pain. I know, I know, enjoy this time before I'm getting kicked in the ribs and can't tie my shoes!
A little late but this is what's going on with baby in week 15...
Your baby is looking more like a baby every day. This week he is about 4 inches long crown to rump, and may weigh about 2 ½ ounces. The body is now growing faster now to catch up with the growth of his head. His legs have grown longer than his arms and he can move all of his limbs. Speaking of movement, this may be the week you feel him flutter about like a butterfly’s wings. Make no mistake that he is dancing around in there. You just may not yet feel it. Baby can kick, flail, twist, and turn.
His skin is still translucent. If you were to take a look inside your womb, you would see his blood vessels underneath his lanugo-covered skin. Lanugo is a downy-like hair that keeps your baby insulated and warm. He usually sheds this before birth or soon after.His toenails and fingernails are beginning to grow, along with this eyebrows and head hair. Bones in his middle ear are beginning to harden, but his hearing has not yet fully developed. Sweat glands are begging to form, as well as taste buds. Although baby’s eyelids remain shut, he will move away from any bright lights shown directly at him. (source smartmomma.com)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
On a mommy note, I have been pregnant for over 100 and spent the last 75 of those giving myself a daily shot of progesterone oil. Until tonight!!! Today is my last shot!!! WOOHOO! I have been weaning myself off for the last two weeks and have not had any adverse reactions which means things are going well! If that continues we will have our last appointment with our fertility specialist on Tuesday. It's bittersweet--it's great because that means I can be a normal pregnant person, but it's a shame because we won't get to see the baby every week and I really like my doctor. I guess her job is done though and she did it well!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This week, your baby has fully developed sex organs, although they will be difficult to see on your pregnancy ultrasound. In boys, the prostate gland is developing. In girls, the ovaries have formed and have moved down into the pelvis.
Your baby is 3 ½ inches long, crown to rump (head to butt) and weighs about 1 ½ ounces. Her skin is very translucent, although she is beginning to develop a downy, very fine hair called lanugo over her body for insulation. She will have this hair until she develops enough fat deposits to regulate her temperature, usually shortly before she’s born.
This week, your baby is strengthening her muscles by moving and kicking a little more. She is becoming more flexible and stronger every day. She is even practicing moving her facial muscles, as she frowns, grimaces, and squints.Your baby is in the midst of an impressive growth spurt. Within the next month or two, she will triple in length and grow to reach the one-pound mark. (source: smartmomma.com)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here is our almost 14 weeker! Not the best of pics, but it's all we got this week. Up on the left you can see where the head is just out of the shot, then all the way down the spine and two little legs that are just about to push off of me! We got to see lots of cool movements, the chambers of the heart and the umbilical cord pumping blood to baby. We didn't get to see any confirmation about gender though. Baby was not cooperating. Baby stayed pretty much in a profile position and just wouldn't let us sneak a peek! We go back next Tuesday for what should be our last appointment with our fertility specialist, which also means, no more weekly pictures :( ! I only have three more shots to give myself and then I am done! So far all is well!