March 28, 2009

March 27, 2009

Weeks 22 - 24: Papaya




Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

For real...Little Rocker kicks so much he's definitely going to be a soccer player. :-)

Week 21: Banana

I can't believe I forgot to post this last weekend!


Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for hydration and nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies are most interested in tastes they've already experienced through amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you want your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

Little Rocker has been a kicking machine lately!

I'm glad because I had a huge scare last week, and he stopped kicking for a few days. I was having sharp pains in my stomach and a weird vibrating feeling. I called the on-call doctor and they told me to come in, but the tests were negative for everything.

Turns out...they must have forgotten something or missed something because I had a pretty severe infection. I ended up going to Labor & Delivery on Saturday, and they took some more tests. They caught the infection and put me on antibiotics. We even got to see our little guy again, which was so awesome and we were so excited. He was facing us and waved at us as we watched him.

Since I started the antibiotics I've been feeling much better, and I haven't had any pains. Little Rocker is kicking again and seems to be a happy baby. :-)

March 17, 2009

My Registries are Finished!

Woot!

I have one at Babies 'R Us and another at www.gogonatural.com

I can't believe I'm finally finished, and it feels great!

March 14, 2009

Week 20: Cantaloupe


Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!

Yay...Little Rocker! He's getting to be such a big boy! :-)

March 6, 2009

My Bump!

15 WEEKS


17 WEEKS



18 WEEKS


19 WEEKS


20 WEEKS




It's amazing to see how much I'm changing!

Little Rocker at 18 weeks 6 days


He weighed 9 oz and measured at 19 weeks 5 days. Woot! My little man is going to be a chubby baby. Seriously, you can see his chubby tummy right on the ultrasound! :-)

This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen...my little baby boy.

Weel 19: Mango


Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

We saw the baby this morning and found out that we're expecting a little boy!!!  He was very sleepy during the ultrasound and only moved to stretch and roll in his sleep. It was awesome to watch him moving around. We saw his little hands, legs, arms, and feet. They even took a close-up of his brain, which was amazing! I had them print a picture out to send to my brother. RJ and I are over the moon excited to be waiting for our little boy!

Amber also found out she is expecting a boy! Two cousins, due on the same day, both boys...how cool!