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!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Total weight gain: finally gained 2 pounds but still missing 7 pounds from when this all started
Maternity clothes? not quite, but really close
Sleep: getting better, except for last night when I woke up at 3am STARVING!
Best moment this week: Getting to tell everyone!!!
Movement: it's moving like crazy, but I'm not feeling it yet
Gender: the general consensus says it's a boy!
Labor Signs: No way
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: going to the wineries
What I am looking forward to: painting the nursery, well I'm looking forward to Matt painting the nursery
Milestone: begun weaning myself off of my daily progesterone shots. my bum will not be bruised and hurting for much longer!!! Today is day 2 and no sign of any problems!
Next appointment: Every Tuesday for the next three weeks
Favorite student moment(s): clash age 6 (after finding out about pregnancy): "I thought Lisa was getting bigger, but I didn't want to say anything." lucy age 5: "Is your belly going to be big tomorrow?"