Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lemon!!


Baby's now the size of a lemon!
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: down 10 lbs
Maternity clothes? yep.
Sleep: still peeing a couple times each night...although I am catching up on the weekends :o)
Best moment this week: My parents spoiling me and my chicken with a crib and other baby goodies!!!
Movement: not yet but I can't wait!
Food cravings: green salad and grapes.
Gender: less sure but thinking boy.
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: having lots of clothing to chose from every morning.
What I am looking forward to: our next belly check even though it is in 3 weeks.
Weekly Wisdom: Shut up and say thank you!
Milestones: the size of a lemon, the fruits keep getting bigger, and we are 10 weeks from viability!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Peaches!!



Baby's now the size of a peach!
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient.


How far along? 13 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: I think I am down about 8 or 9 lbs. I will know for sure on Thursday.
Maternity clothes? yep the pants are a bit big but so comfy so I don't care.
Sleep: I wish it was more, I think I am sleeping about 3 to 4 hours before having to pee.
Best moment this week: getting the news that the baby is at very low risk for chromosomal defects.
Movement: not yet, soon I hope.
Food cravings: pink bubble gum shaved ice.
Gender: I think maybe a boy but now I am not sure.
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: getting massaged...I can't wait until I am further along so I can get my prenatal massage.
What I am looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat and taking our hospital tour.
Weekly Wisdom: Sunscreen. Don't over do it...you will pay greatly!
Milestones: We are out of the first trimester!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Plum!




As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

How far along?
1q weeks

Total weight gain/loss: down 7 lbs. (morning sickness is a bitch)
Maternity clothes? I am in need of some more maternity pants...the bella band is starting to get mighty uncomfy. I still need to get some!
stretch marks? No new stretchies since last week.
Sleep: Tons, but I still could get more.
Best moment this week: NT Scan was on Thursday we were able to see our LO moving and kicking me it was amazing!!!! Camping with the husband and our friends this weekend.
Movement: I think I felt a flutter
Food cravings: still only bubblegum shaved ice.
Gender: Still thinking boy

Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: being able to go a whole day without throwing up.
What I am looking forward to: Being able to go an entire day without throwing up.
Weekly Wisdom: take it easy! I let all the boys do a lot of the things I normally do this weekend while we were camping.
Milestones: Our little chicken is the size of a plum. I cannot believe how big the chicken is getting.

I have a copy of our us pic! I cannot believe how much the chicken has changed in just a few weeks.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Limes!!!



Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.


How far along?
11 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: down 7 lbs. (morning sickness is a bitch)
Maternity clothes? I am in need of some more maternity pants...the bella band is starting to get mighty uncomfy.
stretch marks? No new stretchies since last week.
Sleep: Tons, I have had the best sleep in months this weekend.
Best moment this week: We spent the weekend celebrating 4th of July.
Movement: nope
Food cravings: only bubblegum shaved ice.
Gender: Still thinking boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: being able to go a whole day without throwing up.
What I am looking forward to: We have our NT scan on Thursday and we are going camping for four days on Friday.
Weekly Wisdom: It is ok to freak out a little bit. I lost it last week after throwing up S was so supportive and has been taking such great care of me.
Milestones: Our little chicken is the size of a lime (almost the size of my palm)!!