Sunday, November 23, 2008

27 week pics! 89 days to go!

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle!

Well I can definitely say this little guy moves ALOT! I've had a few people tell me that's one thing they really miss after birth is the feeling them inside you. Luckily I haven't had any really forceful movements yet, and anytime he's kicking Jon is anxious to feel it, too.

On other notes, we are looking forward to starting the kitchen remodel as the cabinets are being delivered Monday 11-24. Unfortunately we won't be spending Thanksgiving with any family (my mom is in Germany and the only close relative here), but we'll be together and Jon wants to fry a turkey so I think I'll mash some taters and make a broccoli cheese casserole or green bean casserole.

Friday we'll head to Lincoln for the Huskers last home game vs Colorado. God I hope we don't get killed!

So it's this time of year I love being a teacher! I teach Monday and Tuesday and have meetings Wednesday. Then off for 4 days. Then only 3 weeks of school and it's Christmas Break! Yippee!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

26 Weeks! 14 to go!

Here's what they say is happening this past week...

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take two to three days.

So he officially has his testes! How nice :)

Getting ready to start the last trimester! Wow time is really flying now! Our kitchen cabinets are due in this week, which is perfect so we can start tearing out the old kitchen over Thanksgiving since we have no major plans other than attending the Huskers last home game this season! Jon has now changed all doors in the house to white doors with white trim! Exciting! I already feel as if I'm living in a newer house! Just wondering why we didn't make such improvements year ago...Next up after kitchen, painting, and new carpet, and then we are done for awhile! Of course we'll have baby then to occupy our time!

Love to all! More pics to come soon as everyone says my belly is really growing now!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My pregnancy @ 25 weeks...105 Days to go!

Just an update....Went to Doc Monday and gained 9 lbs again this past month. Not sure why I'm stuck on the number 9, but trying not to focus on that as much as I am trying to eat healthy, get plenty of rest, and exercise when I'm up for it. Next appt in 4 more weeks...

In the meantime, we're waiting on kitchen cabinets to arrive and then Jon will begin the remodel, adding a dishwasher (finally), new sink, countertops, etc. I can't wait! Everything but the counters and walls will be white. Don't know what colors yet to paint the walls throughout the house, but that is also our goal before baby....and new carpet! Lots to do in 105 days! I'm up for the challenge of helping where I can...No painting, though!

Here's the weekly update from

How your baby's growing: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.