Tuesday, August 25, 2009

33 Weeks!

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her 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 her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Surprise Baby Shower!

A few weeks ago Kailey and I traveled to Baton Rouge. While I was there we saw lots of our friends and had a lot of fun! On our last night I thought I was going to meet up for a simple dinner with some girlfriends, but boy was I wrong... I showed up at Walk-On's (one of my favorite places) and all of my girlfriends were there and yelled "SURPRISE" they had planned a surprise baby shower for me! It was so wonderful! There were a few ladies there that I didn't even know were going to meet us for dinner! Amy (the master planner) did a great job planning it secretly! We enjoyed a yummy dinner, opened gifts, took pictures and ate some REALLY yummy desserts! I really have the best friends in the world! Baby girl received lots of nice gifts... from diapers to wipes to clothes and everything in between, she is one lucky little girl!

Amy the master planner

all the ladies!

super cute hooded towel

gifts for baby girl!

32 weeks!

Well, we are at 32 weeks now. I just can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going by. I see the doctor every 2 weeks now and go again on Thursday.

How your baby's growing:By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

30 Weeks!

Well, I am a little over 30 weeks now! I can't believe we only have 10 weeks left until we meet baby girl! We are SUPER close to choosing our favorite name so check back soon! I had an OB appointment today and everything is looking GREAT, we have an ultrasound tomorrow and we can't wait to see baby girl!

Here is what is happening at 30 weeks:

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Stay tuned for a 30 week picture!