Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Week 12

Well, we went to the doctor yesterday for our 12 week ultrasound, everything is looking great and B2 was right on track. We got to see/hear the heartbeat again and B2 was sucking on his/her fingers. It was so cool! We got lots of pictures and a DVD so that was cool. We also found out that B2 is a __________________!!!!! I can't tell you boy/girl yet because we want to tell our family first. Now, this isn't 100% of course, but two different people looked at the u/s and said the same thing, we were told it is around 85%at this point. Stay tuned for the news!!!!!!

This weeks updates:

The most dramatic development this week: Reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (about the size of a plum) and weighs half an ounce.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Week 11

We went to the doctor last week and everything was right on track. B2 was moving so much so that they had a hard time getting an accurate measurement, but with a little time they got it! We also saw B2's little heartbeat just beating away. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a lime, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Week 10

Though he's only the size of a prune — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.If you could take a look inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Honey to the Rescue!!!

Last week my wonderful Mom and nephew came down for a visit and to help me around the house with some things. As you know I have been really sick with this pregnancy so they were coming to my "rescue." Some of the time they were here I felt okay so we were able to do some fun things and some of the time I felt horrible so they helped me with Kailey, laundry and some other things around the house.

While they were here we visited Space Center Houston (NASA), it was awesome and the kids had a great time! I didn't know what to expect, but it was really cool! We also went to the Incredible Pizza Company for dinner one night, to the downtown aquarium for lunch and to see the fish (and white tigers) one day, and a couple of days we just hung around the house and relaxed. Well, I relaxed and Mom and Timmy worked around the house. We also got some GREAT pics of the kids together and with their "Honey."

We really enjoyed having them here and were very sad to see them go. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and I thank God every day for blessing me with them!
Stay tuned for more pics...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Silly Pair...

While organizing pictures today I found this marvelous picture of Greg and I from 2006 when we were in Disney World. I was newly pregnant with Kailey (and didn't know it yet), Greg had recently gotten home from Iraq and we had just spent a week on a cruise. We were pretty silly I must say. That was such a fun time, 2 weeks of vacation to just be with each other and be silly. I loved every single second of it!!! Let's just hope that we never really look this crazy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Week 9

What's going on with B2 this week????

How your baby's growing:

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of an olive (see pic below) — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. He/She's starting to look more and more human. His/Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. His/Her eyes are fully formed, but his/her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. He/She has tiny earlobes, and his/her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby's basic physiology is in place, she's poised for rapid weight gain.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Mission Organization Part 1

We had some work done in our pantry and I thought that would be a great time to clean it out and get it organized. It was in horrible shape and everything was all over the place. I am much happier with the finished product!!!



Now what else can I organize... (when I am not throwing up???)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Our Exciting News!!!!


I'M PREGNANT!!! Kailey is going to be a big sister!! Yay- we are really excited! My due date is October 13th so I am almost 8 weeks. I have been sick pretty much from morning to night and even sometimes in the middle of the night. I have been trying to nap when Kailey naps and Greg has been awesome with helping me around the house. We had our first ultrasound 2 weeks ago and were able to see his/her little heart just beating away. We will find out if B2 is a boy or a girl in about 4 weeks! Any guesses????