Sunday, January 30, 2011

32 weeks

Waist Measurements: 43.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 155lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:

  • Heart burn
  • emotional
  • pelvic pain
Pregnancy first this week:
 The pelvic/hip pain is pretty bad this week making it hard to walk at the end of the day.

My Pregnancy Brain: I am starting to feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I need to get done before ethan gets here. Luckily we got a lot done this week. we finally sanded and primed the crib. we would have painted it to but it started raining. I also finally made the bedding. Hopefully next week I can clean the room out and put the crib in.

Dr Visits: None this week.

Belly Shot: 

What the baby looks like this week: By now, he weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

31 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 43" at the belly button

Weigh in: 150lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Pelvic & hip pain
  • Heart burn
Pregnancy first this week: Is it possible for a fetus to claw his way out? cause it sure feels like it sometimes. This kid is doing cartwheels in there. But I love it.

My Pregnancy Brain: Starting to get worried about getting the nursery done it feels like I have so much to do and not enough time. 

Dr Visits: Had one this week, Finally. Everything looks good. I also got some good news, the hospital I'm delivering at has Tubs, and they will let me take off the monitors if everything is looking good.

Belly Shot:

                                            Im not sure why I look surprised!

What the baby looks like this week:
 He weighs about 3½ pounds and measures a little over 16 inches. From this week on, he will continue to gain around ½ pound a week until shortly before birth. He can now process information from all five senses. By now, your baby's lungs are the only system not fully mature. She can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

30 weeks

Waist Measurements: 42" at the belly button

Weigh in: 147lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Heart burn
  • Tiredness
Pregnancy Prep: Starting sewing some stuff :)

Dr Visits: None this week, we got rescheduled again. i think I'm going on week 7 with no dr. appointment.

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: He is about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in my uterus. Is starting to get a little crowded in there, but still has room to wiggle and roll and punch and kick.

Big news for baby's brain this week: It's starting to to form Gyri and Sulci! This is due to the rapid growth of his little genius's brain cells. Other highlights this week: Fingernails and toenails are finally finished, Plus, the bone marrow is completely in charge of red-blood-cell production now.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

29 weeks

Waist Measurements: 42" at the belly button

Weigh in: 144lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heart burn
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • Pelvic pain
  • Slightly Anemic :(

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is sucking up every drop of calcium I have as her bones continue to harden and become more bone-like. He now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. Due to the impressive advancements of medical technology, if Ethan was born this week, he'd have a 9 out of 10 chance of survival, which is seriously great news. Other awesome developments: His brain can now control his breathing and body temperature. He can also cough, and his sucking abilities have been perfected. Look out, boobs!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

28 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 40.5" at the belly button

Weigh in: 142lbs according to the Dr.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Heart burn
  • Slight Anemia
  • Tiredness
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain
Pregnancy first this week: Starting to really feel the weight of the pregnancy. I get tired running after Katelyn, Oh man this is going to be fun! :)

My Pregnancy Brain: I feel like I'm falling behind on prepping for ethan, I really need to start sewing and getting his room ready to go.
Pregnancy Prep: Finally cleaned out the garage, Sold the desk and put the painted changing table and dresser in Ethan's room. Progress :)

Dr Visits: Yep had my Glucose test! I didnt think the drink was that bad but maybe i'm just weird. Here's hoping I passed and dont have to do the 3 hour test. Other than that everything looks great!

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Continues to get a longer and fatter by the day. His weight has actually doubled in the past month alone. Weight is around 2.5 pounds right now and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world. His eyes have color now, too. It may not be the color he ultimately ends up with, especially if they're light gray or blue. The eyes typically don't settle on a final hue until nine months after baby is born.