Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kaylee at 17 weeks

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

thinkin' pink already!


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

week 16 bump (if you can even call it that)

^week 12^

^week 16^

Here is one of my students drawings of what the baby looks like inside my tummy...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's a boy...

...or maybe a girl. Your guess is apparently as good as anyone's these days! Two appointments today, one with reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) and one with the OB. Three weeks ago, RE was SURE it was a boy. Now she says she thinks it's a girl due to the fact that she couldn't find any dangle today. OB predicted boy based on baby's heart rate. So we really know nothing more. We did get back our results from our 12 week screening and they said everything looks fabulous and we are low risk in all categories. So there is some good news, who really cares if it is a boy or a girl, as long as it's healthy anyways?? Oh and today was our last appointment with the RE!!! We did our first insemination on New Year's Eve/Day of 2009. That's 10 months of basically WEEKLY appointments. No more co-pays, no more blood draws, no more missing work, no more drugs!! =) also no more weekly pictures of baby =( Here is the last one for a month, but in a month we will get more 3D/4D shots! (unless we cave and go in early to find out the gender, which isn't out of the realm of possibilities)

So here is baby, the head is at the bottom of the pic.
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

baby at 16 weeks

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 urinary tract is beginning to function as well. (source: smartmomma.com)

Let the record show...

today may be the first time I felt the baby move! I'll know for sure as time passes and it happens more frequently and gets harder, BUT I really think I was feeling it today! It felt like bubbles popping and it was only on the side that the baby was on (it seems to like my left side)

Baby's first Halloween

and it was a ghost!

it was really for my school's fall festival. my students helped my make it and were excited that my baby had a costume. although, there was quite the heated debate as to whether I would would swallow it so the baby could wear it or just stick it on the outside. one little girl was very worried about my safety if I was going to swallow it. I told them maybe I should keep it on the outside so that everyone can see it. they all agreed.

...and the ghost is to scale. that is approximately how big the baby is!

Watching paint dry

literally & figuratively!

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

Nursery--Under Construction...

We can officially say that we are working on the nursery because...it has furniture!!! We were given a crib and matching changing table from a good friend (well, technically her mother) and we were also given a family rocking chair; it finally looks like a baby room! We are ready to start fixing that nursery up! Matt is going to paint...soon. First we have to decide on colors though. We are apparently not very good at agreeing on baby decor! At least we managed to agree on names. We also bought a few blankets at Babies R Us to help us figure out a color scheme/theme/etc.

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

here comes the bump...


week 14^

Dinner is served!

yes, this was my dinner last night--an avocado, tomatoes, fritos and orange soda--and it was darn good!

14 weeks

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

13 weeks, 6 days

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!

Friday, October 2, 2009

13 weeks, 2 days and the world knows!

How far along? 13 weeks, 2 days
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!
Cravings? normalizing
Aversions? meat
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?"
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