Saturday, September 27, 2008

19 weeks!

Below I've copied my weekly update from baby center. Jon and I both got to feel the little tot move this am. I woke up bright and early at 7am on Saturday morning and as I lay on my back for a bit contemplating if I was going to actually get up or try to fall back asleep I decided to use my fingertips to gently press down right below my belly button. And as I held my fingers in place for a minute I could obviously feel my heartbeat, and every so often and extra bump on my fingers. It was awesome! So of course when Jon woke up he placed his hand there and got to feel the baby move once. It was funny because it's almost like it scares you to feel it and I could definitely tell that's how it felt to Jon because he jerked his hand away very fast and was excited! I don't believe I'm feeling the movement yet spontaneously throughout the day, but I'm sure I will soon! Heading to Lincoln for a long day of Husker tailgating and watching football! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Your pregnancy: 19 weeks
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How your baby's growing:Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.See what your baby looks like this week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jon's input...

When I told him about the blogspot I'd created he checked it out and his first response was, "There's no picture of me!" And I have good reason for that. I created it at school where I only had the one picture of me, mom and my brother from my 30th bday. Not a great pic anyways, so now that i'm at home I can try to put a pic of Jon up so he feels more included. Poor guy :) If you don't know already, our computer connection is very spotty and it is sometimes very hard and VERY frustrating to put pics up. I'll do my best to get one up very soon!

Welcome to our blog!

Upon my mother's wishes, I've created a blogspot to keep all family and friends updated on our pregnancy news and progress. And of course, when the little tot arrives in February, we'll keep you updated on him/her.....

For now I go to the Doctor September 29th for a regular, monthly checkup. Nothing new is going on except for this weekend I got my first nose bleed on Saturday. I got them pretty frequently as a kid and heard that it is somewhat common in pregnancy as your body is creating and pumping much more blood through your system. So we started up the humidifier and I think it is already working, just having the extra moisture in the air. So far I've been nosebleed free since we turned it on in our room at night. Thank goodness!

On the 29th we'll set an appt to go see an ultrasound technician and find out the sex of our little one the first week in October hopefully. I'll be in week 20 then---HALFWAY THROUGH! Yippee!

As soon as we find out the sex I'll start painting the room and we'll put new carpet throughout, as it is badly needed! Then we'll gradually get all the things we'll need for this new life that will bless us!

This weekend was so relaxing because we really had NO plans. Jon worked of course each night at 4. But on Saturday we worked on putting new blinds up in the baby room and our bedroom and I went shopping for more maternity clothes. I found 2 jeans and 3 tops and 2 more work pants so I am pretty set for pants for work for now (that is unless my gluteus maximus decides to become more maximus). I'm hoping most of my weight just goes to my belly from here out! is that wishful thinking?

Then on Sunday I finished our wedding album 4 and 1/2 years later! The power was out at home for 12 hours so what else could I do, right? I'm so pleased to have it done I hope you all get to see it when you visit us next!

That's it for now! I've enjoyed my first blog! I hope you have a little as well!