Wednesday, April 30, 2008

33 Weeks!

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. ( Brayden is definitely bigger than this! He is probably around 6 pounds!) He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.
Feeling good...7 weeks left....

Friday, April 25, 2008

32 Weeks!

Well I normally post the information a website gives me for what is going on this week with the baby, but he has far surpassed the website's size information! He is 5 1/2 pounds, I have gained 21, and he lays on my right side from my ribs down to pretty low! I had an embarrassing experience at school the other day trying to go off my medicine and got sick IN THE HALLWAY! It was really bad. I'm not going to try any more but just stay on the meds. The doctor as advised us to get our bag ready for the hospital ....and we are getting excited!! I am feeling tired, BIG, but really happy and ready.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Healthy Baby!

Drew and I had an appointment today, and we were excited because we were able to get an ultrasound. Normally you do not get another ultrasound, but we REALLy wanted to see him so our doctor let us look at him.
Well we learned that he is already five pounds 8 ounces (estimated weight) which is very big for right now! Normal is about 3 1/2 pounds so he is mesuring about four weeks bigger! But it means he is healthy and growing well! We go back in two weeks for another check-up, and then they are going to check in a few weeks with another ultrasound to see if he is still that large. The doctor is hoping he will come naturally around 36 weeks and if not a C-section will be in store if he is too big to handle come time! We just want him to come healthy, happy, and safely!
The time is counting down!
I gained 2 pounds this week with a total weight gain of 21 pounds- which I thought was alot until I learned how big my baby was!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

31 Weeks!

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt.He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
Well he is moving, and hiccuping quite frequently these days. I love feeling him move around. I am continuing to blossom in pregnancy, and have felt the weight gain in my tired legs at night. I have also had a cold this week which usually isn't too bad, but it is rough trying to sleep because I can't take any medicine. I have been rocking the nasal strips though to help a little.
We go to the doctor on Tuesday for a check-up, and we are going to take a peek on him with an ultrasound. I can't wait!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

30 Weeks!

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)
We went to the doctor today and everything is going well! I gained 5 pounds this last two weeks, and measured 29 cm. I now have a total weight gain of 19 pounds, and although I am freaking out the doctor says that I look and am doing fine. Brayden's heart rate was 150, and my blood sugar tested normal.
We go back in two weeks and we are going to get an ultrasound so we can see him again! :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

29 Weeks!

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.
We are doing well. I have been on spring break this week, and it has been nice visiting with friends. Brooke, Ella, and Brittany came to visit the other day and got to see his nursery. Ella got to play with some of his toys, and it was neat seeing a baby in there! I can't wait till we have him to add to the nursery! I am growing more and more and it seems like time is going pretty fast now...I just can't wait to meet him!

Family on Christmas

Family on Christmas
Merry Christmas

Spiky hair

Spiky hair
All dolled up for Christmas in Ohio

My little Santa

My little Santa
Ho Ho Ho!

Happy boy

Happy boy
On the way to church

Mostly about Brayden and Keaton, and the Beckett family! :)