Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 20!! We're half way there!

Week 20!!
How your baby's growing:
Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).




How far along? 20weeks

Maternity clothes? I cleaned out the closet this week and didn't realize many of my dresses will work until I get bigger. Yay!

Stretch marks? Nope, but Adam noticed a slight brown line coming out of my bikini bottom..linea nigra

Sleep: No issues yet except the drool on my pillowcase.

Best moment this week: Knowing that what I feel is actually the baby! It is amazing!

Movement: Yes!

Food cravings: still..... ice cream:-)

Gender: I'm still thinking a boy

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? Innie but as many of my friends are aware, my belly button is very deep. Let's just say it is not as deep as it was pre-pregnancy.

What I miss: Wine

What I am looking forward to: Adam being able to feel Baby Winter

Weekly Wisdom: Not pregnancy related, but I have been saving $$$ by meal planning.

Milestones: We're half way there!!


20 Week Belly Picture


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Week 19!

How your baby's growing:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.


How far along? 19 weeks
Maternity clothes? Just wearing some comfy pants!! Love them!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Great (we've been sleeping with the A/C/ on)
Best moment this week: Uncle Mike is in town. It was nice to see him since it's been about a year since the last time he was in town.
Movement: Yes!
Food cravings: still..... ice cream:-)
Gender: I'm still thinking a boy
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie
What I miss: Wine
What I am looking forward to: Receiving the other maternity clohes I had to reorder
Weekly Wisdom: Take a walk everyday..It makes me feel so much better.
Milestones: Making it these 19 weeks:-)

19 Week Belly Picture

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Week 18

How your baby's growing:

Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

How far along? 18 weeks

Maternity clothes? Some. I started to wear maternity pants..man they are a amazing! Why didn't I know about these earlier?!

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: It's ok

Best moment this week: Seeing the ultrasound this past week

Movement: I really think I feel flutters now

Food cravings: still..... ice cream:-)

Gender: I'm still thinking a boy

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? Innie

What I miss: Wine

What I am looking forward to: Receiving my huge order of new clothes.

Weekly Wisdom: It's still ok to gain weight!!

Milestones: Ordered a bunch on maternity clothes online :-)

18 Week Belly Picture




Tuesday, March 10, 2009

17 Week Ultrasound

Look at those legs!


Can you see the face? It is kind of sideways (tilt head a little to the right)

Waving "aloha"


Here are some of the ultrasound pictures at 12 Weeks ... huge difference huh?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Week 17!

How your baby's growing:
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. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

How far along? 17 weeks

Maternity clothes? Some. I still am wearing regular pants but using the bella band

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: Still not as good as it used to be, but it's ok.

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat on Friday

Movement: I keep thinking I feel flutters, but it is probably just gas.

Food cravings: Just ice cream:-)

Gender: I'm thinking a boy this week

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? Innie

What I miss: Wine

What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound on Tuesday

Weekly Wisdom: It's okay to gain way more weight than you think you should or even what you should:-)

Milestones: Received my first baby purchase this week (breastfeeding cover) and I went maternity shopping.

17 Week Belly Picture

We're having a baby!

Yes, we're a little late on the blogging, but hey, I figured better late than never.

I hope to post at least once a week to give an update.

Here's a little background info:
Conception Date: November 22, 2008
Day we found out: December 11, 2008
Estimated Due Date: August 16, 2009