Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Closer to Watermelon!

Your pregnancy: 34 weeks

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (think Cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


How far along? 33w 5d

Stretch marks? oh good Lord yes! My once creamy white tummy is now covered in red tears!

Sleep: sucks! My hips constantly hurt and I'm up every single hour to pee!

Best moment this week: Baby starting to move lots and lots after my being sick for a week!

Movement: see above

Food commentary: I am totally turned off at the thought of soda and totally turned on to the thought of dill pickles!

Labor Signs: None whatsoever.

Belly Button in or out? Some days it's in and other days it's out... it goes back and forth!

What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy!

What I am looking forward to: Another baby shower in a few weeks.... September 19th!

Nesting madness: The nursery is pretty much put together! WOOHOO!


Misc: We're measuring about 10 days ahead of schedule! Today at our appointment we were only at 33w5d but measuring 35weeks... so big baby? or early delivery? We shall see!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

33 weeks

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. 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.

Wow, can you believe that I'll be full term in 4 weeks... one month! Craziness!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Shower!

Our first baby shower was this past Sunday, hosted by my mother. She did a great job! It was such a fun time and so great to see lots of people that I hadn't seen since around Christmastime. Baby Squishy got so many things and Mommy isn't sure where to put them all! We are truly blessed to be loved by so many!

S and I with our cake!

The cake that my uber talented mom made!

All of Baby Squishy's presents!

Basket full of books from my Aunt!

Adorable onesie from Aunt A that says "If you think I'm pretty you should see my Mommy!"

Blanket made by one of the ladies from church!

Bunting made by my grandmother!

A bib made by my little cousin on her first sewing machine!

Baby Einstein Jumper given to us by a group of my mom's friends!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jicama... what exactly is that?

32 weeks: Baby weighs as much as a jicama

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.

Doctors Appointment Update:
Had our 32 weeks appointment on Thursday. Not too much exciting to report... baby's still head down, active as ever, and mommy and midwife are thinking possibly an early arrival is in our future!
While we were there they gave us a tour of L&D... all I can say is WOW! The birthing suites are HUGE, with rather large showers in them and what look like some reasonably comfortable beds! There is also a laboring tub in a separate room down the hall that is quite easily 4 times the size of our tub at home! It's big enough for S to be in there with me... which makes me happy... and there's this beautiful mural painted on the wall of the beach and ocean framed with a huge bay window. As I told S, it's a tub with a view (I'm sure that's the last thing I'll care about when time comes to have contractions in there... but it's still nice to know that it's tranquil and pretty)!

If you feel like it.. check it out...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I just got home from the bank and Seth met me at the door smiling like a little kid on Christmas! There was a package on the table from!

My momma bought us the bedding set that we registered for! She's awesome!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


So after reading some of the blogs from the girls on the bump, I feel like a complete slacker! Can't believe that I started this blog with good intentions of updating lots on the things going on... and then life happened and it got pushed away! So here and now I'm making a vow to make more of an effort at this again!

Your Baby: Month 7

Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bump pics!

My friend Mandy and I showing off the bump!

Getting huge! As is my behind!!