Monday, April 18, 2005

Another Good Checkup

I had my 26 week doctor's appointment today. Good report! Only 1 1/2 lbs gained since last month(for a total of 12 lbs to date), I'm measuring where I should, and everything else is looking good too. Very pleased to hear that! At this stage the baby is probably almost 2 lbs and about 13in long. It is aware of light and darkness, and can hear sounds both from inside and outside my body. The next checkup (in two weeks) they're gonna check my sugars again and run a few other routine tests/exams. My appointments will be every two weeks now instead of once a month... then the last month or so it will be every week. So far so good. I'm feeling pretty good, enjoying the warmer weather we've been having lately. The baby must like it too - I've been feeling lots of movement. We would appreciate prayers for the rest of the pregnancy and the birth to go well also. We will soon be starting childbirth classes at the hospital and working with our doula on natural childbirth techniques.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Pregnancy Info

This is a little pregnancy information you may or may not know. I chose the info that was closest to the stage I'm at now, and that would apply to the pix of baby at 5months along in the pregnancy(I got the pix from a pro-life website - it is NOT our baby, but cool none the less).

Month 5
Half the pregnancy has now passed, and the fetus is about 12 inches long.The mother has definitely begun to feel movement by now. If a soundis especially loud or startling, the fetus may jump in reaction to it.

Month 6
Oil and sweat glands are functioning. The delicate skin of the growing baby is protected from the fetal waters by a special ointment called "vernix." If the baby were born in this month and given the proper care, he would survive.

How awesome is that? I'm getting more and more excited! I hope to start working on the nursery soon.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Trip Update

Lauren and I had a blast in Florida. The drive was crazy long but the beach was beautiful and the company was great. We really enjoyed spending time with our new cousin Paige and her aunt and cousin who were visiting too. We spent alot of time on the beach, which was only a block away from Paige's house, had a dinner cruise, and of course did some shopping. I think the baby liked going to the beach, I felt alot of movement while we were there, its so cool! It was great but both Lauren and I were homesick for our men. Next time we go we'll have to take them too! Here is a pix of me, Paige and Lauren in the surf!