Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week 39: Or is it 37??? Let she what she thinks :)

Waist Measurements: 46.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 168lbs according to the dr.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Muscle discomfort at the top of my belly
  • Heartburn is back with a vengeance...bring it on!
Pregnancy first this week: I went to walmart, I know I should know better, and an older women walked up to me and as serious as can be said "you know your going to have a baby" NO S*** Sherlock!

Pregnancy Prep: I've worked on a few projects I just haven't taken any pictures. :) I'll take some soon. Plus the Nursery is 98% done :)

Dr Visits: Nothing new to report! Same news. I've asked to not be checked for dilation and effacement! I figure as soon as she wants to come into this world she will and there is not need to get my hopes up or down know where everything is at.

Belly Shot:
What the baby looks like this week: Is about 20 inches long and over seven pounds, maybe, depends, who knows. The lanugo that used to cover her body has mostly disappeared, but we may find a bit leftover on the shoulders, forehead and neck, we'll see. Because there is no air around your baby, when she practices breathing, it can cause amniotic fluid to get into her windpipe, resulting in those regularly spaced thumps that make you think you're carrying a jumping bean in your belly.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Week 38: Tic Toc Tic Toc

Waist Measurements: 46" at the belly button

Weigh in: 166lbs according to the home scale.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • discomfort sitting certain ways
My Pregnancy Brain: Rant: I really hate how everyone has an opinion about everything, especially strangers. This is Our Child and therefor we make ALL the decisions.

So that is my rant for the week :)

After much discussion Paul and I have decided a few thing, we hope that no one will be offended when we ask for privacy or bonding time, especially the first few weeks. We are going to be tired and adjusting to our new life and don't want to deal with entertaining company. We ask that all visitors please call before coming over and please do not be offended if we are not taking guests, its not personal. This will be a very important and stressful time in our new family and want to spend as much of it bonding and figuring out our new life. Now this does not mean no guests at all we just cant guarantee we will want people over at all times, this is why we ask for everyone to call, if not you might be greeted to a sign on the door. I hope everyone will understand and we cant wait to introduce Katelyn to everyone!

Pregnancy Prep:

Dr Visits: everything still good!

Belly Shot:
What the baby looks like this week: She has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long. She has a firm grasp, her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Week 37: First Week Home

Waist Measurements: 45.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 165lbs according to the Dr.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Belly Dropped
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
Pregnancy first this week: Wooo Hooo no more feet swelling!

Pregnancy Prep: I finished a few projects
Dr Visits: Yep I'll have one every week from now on. I got my group B strep results today! came back negative!!! Woo Hoooo! No IV for me!

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: At this point babies vary in size, but the average length is between 19 and 20 inches and most babies weigh approximately 6 pounds. Baby's growth slows down dramatically this week.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Week 36: Last week of work

Waist Measurements: 45.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 162lbs according to the dr.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • slight hand and feet swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • Pressure
Pregnancy first this week: The heartburn is really starting to clam down which from what I have read means that she has started to drop, which would also explain the new pressure I'm feeling.

Pregnancy Prep: Nothing this week. Once i'm off work next week i have a huge list of projects to work on.

Dr Visits: yep we are going weekly after this one.

Belly Shot:
Don't mind the blue teeth I had a snow cone at the fair! :)

Me & Katelyn at Newport Beach!
What the baby looks like this week: She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. Her size will start displacing amniotic fluid over the final few weeks. She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. She swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.
Even in the womb, your baby can listen, feel, touch and see. Other highlights this week: Her gums are firm with ridges that look somewhat like teeth, though his actual pearly whites won't start breaking through until he's between three months and a year old. Your baby has definite patterns of sleep and wakefulness—opening his eyes while awake and closing them while sleeping.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Week 35

Waist Measurements: 45" at the belly button

Weigh in: ???lbs according to the ???.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heart burn
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
Pregnancy Prep: We met with our Doula this week. I'm so excited she seems like such a perfect fit!

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: She is now about 5½ pounds and over 18 inches long—about the size of one of those price-club sheet cakes. Because it's so snug in my womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.