Sunday, October 19, 2008

Baby at 16 weeks and update.

So I missed a week. Sorry. It has been busy with work and finding time to sleep. I did have a dr's appt this week. Nothing exciting other than got to hear the heart beat of course. It was 174 at the last appointment and this week we were in the 150's. I was really surprised. Maybe there is something to the wives tale. Kaylee stayed high until she started running out of room. This one started out high but I am surprised we have gone down to 150 already. Who knows maybe it will be a boy. Hopefully for my husbands sake it is. He has said no matter what we get we are done. We will see when we find out what it is. He is positive it is a boy. Mainly cause I have been sicker with this pregnancy. Well I know that doesn't make a difference. And he thinks because I am so tired. Well let's see I have a 2 year old and work, kinda makes a difference. I can't just take a nap whenever I want like I did with the first one.

We had some issues with names. We have had a boy name picked out since we got married. So I wanted to pick a girl name. Well he wouldn't agree with me on one. One nite I was asking him about names. He said no to all of them. I said you have to like one. He said he didn't. I finally started to get frustrated and said you have to pick out a name. His response was "no I don't cause it is a boy" and "god wouldn't make me live with 3 women" I laughed in his face. I said just for that comment he probably will make you live with 3 women. So I narrowed it down to 2 names and told him you pick one now or I will pick one and you won't get a say in it at all. He finally picked one. MEN!

I am going to refrain from telling the name on here for now. We have told some people. It really isn't a secret I just want to wait and say the name when we find the gender out. Which will be Nov. 10th as long as this baby cooperates. So that is what has been going on lately. I am starting to feel it move more too. Which I am so relieved when I do feel it. But I guess before I right a book. Below is the weekly development so until next week.

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Baby at 14 weeks!

Yeah 2nd trimester!!!!!!

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.