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Saturday, September 27, 2008


This is real similar to our own bedroom furniture and Kim seems to really like this. What do you think?

Week 14

Our little one has gone from the size of a poppy seed at week 2 or 3 to the size of a large lemon at 14 weeks. That is pretty amazing. Kimmy is feeling a shade better lately with nausea not being an all the time kind of thing and more of a here and there deal. Kim and Aunt Celeste went shopping today and they found a pretty sweet crib. If I can find a pic, I'll post it. They also did a little maternity wear shopping today too because Kim's normal clothes are starting to tighten up a little which is exciting. I need to post photos of her from week 8-ish versus this week. The difference isn't amazing but you can start to see a bump forming. Right now, the UGA/Bama game is going and we're trying to come back from an absolute thrashing so my mind is a little scattered....I'll leave you with the goings on at week 14.

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Week 13

We're into week 13 and Kim is getting some breaks from the constant nausea. She's by no means through with it, but its just not all the time now. I can tell that she is getting a little bump and I think she looks fantastic. We'll post some comparison pics pretty soon from week 8 and week 13/14. In the meantime, Little Bit is still growing....We're up to a peach now!

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce. As you start your second trimester, most of your baby's critical development will be completed and your odds of miscarriage drop considerably.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Today's visit

Today was our 3rd visit to the doctor. This was an extremely quick visit... I had my BP checked, weighed, heard the baby's heartbeat and we were out the door. It was so wonderful to hear the heartbeat again today. I believe we were in such shock last time that it really sunk in this time. The doctor stated everything looked good and that I had gained 4 lbs so far. I guess that is good considering I eat ALL the time to try to avoid getting nauseous.

I made a couple of calls today to try to obtain daycare information. We are trying to be proactive and do our research ahead of time. I have heard stories about waiting lists and not being able to get into the daycare of your choice because of procrastinating. Procrastination is my middle name, but I am really trying to do better.

I cannot wait to find out what we are having so we can begin shopping! I'm ready to shop for furniture, clothes, decor for the nursery, etc... I believe we are going to have to wait until November when we go to the specialist, but November will be here before we know it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week 12 is almost here

Week 12 is here and even though the real end to the first trimester is week 15, this feels like a pretty good milestone. There isn't really anything earth shattering happening right now other than Kim being sick all the time but it comes and goes and we're just hoping that the books are right and the second trimester is better on the nausea. We've taken some initial photos of Kim just to sort of track the "bump" progress but she isn't showing just yet so those photos will be a good baseline when she does start to show. We have an appointment next Tuesday so we'll possibly have some new ultrasound images but until then....we're sticking with the fruit comparison. And as usual, here is a rundown of little bit and what is going on inside Mommy:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be.

This is just the neatest thing ever...Our little baby that we've never met is busy carrying on inside of Kim and is becoming the little one that we'll see in March. That is just awesome!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Still sick. Way sick. Bad sick. We have a Dr. appointment next Tuesday but I don't think anything can make this sick go away soon enough!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I think we can all agree that looking like a lime versus a dried prune is a step in the right direction. As for what we're experiencing versus what we're supposed to experience....Kim is always feeling sicky. We were thinking that we had turned the corner after a trip to the UGA game and then a good Sunday....but Labor Day Monday came and eh eh. Sicky still. Kim crashed hard after the game and just seemed tired so we were pleased with that result since it was soooo hot but the first part of the week proved that sicky can come from no where to getcha. Erp.

Just to shed the weekly light on what is happening to Kim, here is an exerpt from The Bump website: Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

Monday, September 1, 2008

We're a little behind on posting these pics but these are the very first images of our little one. These were taken around Week 8 and we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time as well. Peanut's heart was pounding at 162 bpm and according to what you read... that heart rate "could" indicate a little boy. Only God knows now but we're just praying for a healthy little baby no matter the sex. Keep us in your prayers and keep checking back for more about our little miracle.