Sunday, December 26, 2010

27 weeks: enter the 7th month and 3rd trimester

Waist Measurements: 40" at the belly button

Weigh in: 140lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Tiredness
  • Increased Heartburn
Pregnancy Prep: Cleaned out the baby's room some more. I set u
p the bassinet, its really weird to walk by and see a bassinet in the room.

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: H
e is as big as a teddy bear :) Eyelids (which have been fused since 11 or 12 weeks) can now open and close.This week, he weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, his brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. —baby's brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace. His brain waves are now firing away just like those of a newborn baby.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 26

Waist Measurements: 39.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 139lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Tiredness
  • Lower back soreness
  • Killer Heartburn
Pregnancy first this week: The heartburn is definitely worse than last time. Also the movement is a lot more, This kid is bouncing off the walls. :) I love it. Another new thing is that it seems like i'm already nesting, I cleaned my kitchen and living room so thoroughly that I even impressed myself.

Pregnancy Prep: I got tons of hand me downs this week so i 
started sorting it and putting it in boxes according to size. We were going to clean out the office this week but its been raining for a few days so it didn't happen. Soon I hope. I really want to start putting it together.

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:
What the baby looks like this week: He is almost two pounds. All five senses are fully developed. The network of nerves in his ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both of our voices as we chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week 25

Waist Measurements: 39.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 137lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week: 
  • I can poop :)
  • emotional

Dr Visits: None this week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Weighs about 1 1/2 pounds and is 13 1/2 inches long. Is growing more hair, with a distinctive color and texture and everything. My uterus the size of a soccer ball . My fundal measurements have grown about an inch-and-a-half in the past four weeks alone. He's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. His hands are now fully developed and he spends most of his awake time groping around in the darkness of my uterus. Brain and nerve endings are developed enough now so that he can feel the sensation of touch. Also his nostrils, which have been plugged up until now, have cleared out and he can practice breathing through the nose. The structures of his spine are now made up of 150 joints, 33 rings and some 1,000 ligaments. The capillaries, the teeniest blood vessels, are now forming in his body, giving his formerly translucent skin a pink glow. The blood vessels in the lungs also develop this week.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 24

Waist Measurements: 39.5"

Weigh in: 134lbs 

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Back ache
  • Insatiable Hunger
Pregnancy first this week: back ache every night.

My Pregnancy Brain: This child is bouncing off the walls and I love it. Its a constant reminder of his presence I cant wait to meet him.

Pregnancy Prep: Bought the fabric to make Ethan's crib set and blankets, now I just need to get sewing.

Dr Visits: yep had one this week, got  a new dr since my old one disappeared. I see it as a blessing in disguise because i got a really good vibe from my new dr.

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is just about a foot long now. Is still very skinny looking, with translucent skin, but this will all start changing soon. Is officially at the edge of viability, and most hospitals would automatically attempt every possible life-saving option if your baby were to be born now. Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant.