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.


BLG said...

Yeah... I think it is a boy!!! When do you find out??
I found out Anderson was a boy at 16 1/2 weeks but normally they don't do that I just BEGGED my doc because we were going to visit family. Anyway... I can't wait to hear and I am so excited for yall!!

BLG said...

Hey... do you know Mr. Wall? You might and if so disregard this..
You may want to do some adjusting on your privacy settings so you won't get "spam" comments and random people won't be able to find you. If you need help let me know... I am all for being safe on the internet.

Summer Pendley said...

Kristen!!! I am so happy to see that you are blogging!!! I just got your link from Beth's blog. Congrats on having a boy! They are PRECIOUS and they take good care of their mommies!

I just love having a son, and so will you!

Hey--let me know if I can include your blog on my link list. You can get to my blogs through Beth's links...I think she has one for my son, Noah, and for my soon-to-arrive daughter, Sailer too!

I'm glad you're feeling better and doing great! :)