Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Today's Dr.'s Appointment

I had a check up at the Doctor today and everything went well. It was very routine, but the exciting part was getting to hear the heartbeat again! It was 150 bpm...right on target.

Here's an update about what's going on...

"your baby is about five inches long and more than three and a half ounces — the size of your open hand. Body fat is beginning to form and will continue to accumulate through the end of your pregnancy. Your baby is almost certainly listening up by now. In fact, loud noises — the dog barking, the doorbell ringing — will actually startle your baby (and also get him or her used to such noises; for instance, fetuses who regularly hear a dog barking will become babies who sleep right through Fido's outbursts).
Your baby's eyes (which have fortunately finished their migration to the front
of his or her head) are making small side-to-side movements and can even
perceive some light, though the eyelids are still sealed. And since practice
makes perfect, your baby is sharpening his or her sucking and swallowing skills
in preparation for that first suckle at your breast or bottle. In fact, most of
the survival reflexes that your baby will have at birth are being perfected in
utero right now.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Week 15...

I found a website that sends me weekly updates about what is going on. Here is week 15's update:

Your baby is as long as four and a half inches right now, and weighs a bit over two ounces. Hold a large navel orange in your hand — that's how big your little darlin' is.
Curious why your body is finally looking like it's pregnant? That's because your baby is growing bigger each week — he or she is as long as four and a half inches right now.

So what keeps your baby busy all day? Mostly, your fetus is in rehearsals — practice, practice, practicing, and getting ready for that big debut. Babies practice breathing, sucking, and swallowing so that when they leave your comfy womb and move into your comfy house, they'll have the skills necessary to survive.

Fetal body movements continue to get practice this week, too. But because your baby weighs so little (a bit over two ounces), you won't feel the calisthenics going on inside your abdominal gym. But don't let that fool you. Your fetus is holding daily aerobics classes — kicking, curling toes, and moving those little arms and legs.

And with each passing week, your fetus is looking more and more like the baby you're picturing in your dreams. By now, the ears are positioned properly on the sides of the head (they used to be in the neck) and the eyes are moving from the side of the head to the front of the face — where they'll soon meet your loving gaze.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Looks like a Good Sale...

I thought I'd share a link that my mom sent me this morning, http://www.allforkids.com/.
I've never heard of this sale before but it looks like something worth checking out!

Here it goes...

I've been wanting to start this blog for a while mainly because I'm so impressed with my friends that already have a blog about your children and also because it is an easy way to update everyone. I'm not so sure how often I'll blog until our baby is born, but I thought I'd start anyway...
I have been feeling SO MUCH better for about 2 weeks now. I am so happy to be past the pregnancy sickness!

We had our 2nd Dr.'s appt. on Jan. 22nd. Everything went well and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was so amazing and a moment I'll never forget. Our next appt. is Feb. 19th.
I have another appt. scheduled for March 4th and we will get to find out if our baby is a girl or a boy! I can't wait! See the poll at the top of the page and cast your vote.