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!!