Friday, December 26, 2008

32 Weeks! 8 To Go!

Your pregnancy: 32 weeks
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How your baby's growing:By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)

Christmas in Nebraska!

We gathered at Mom's for the day. Our pictures are taken in their new addition, which is finallly done! It looks awesome! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

31 Week update!

Here's what's going on this week! 9 weeks left!

Your pregnancy: 31 weeks
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How your baby's growing:This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He 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. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.See what your baby looks like this week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 Weeks to go!

This week our poor little "nameless" baby boy weighs approx. 3 pounds and is about 15 inches long! No wonder I can feel and see the kicks and movements all over my belly! It's awesome! Getting pretty excited! I have my first shower this weekend in Minnesota hosted by Jon's sister, who we are staying with. His parents and another sister will also be there with her husband so we are really looking forward to seeing his family and all who attend the shower on Saturday. I'm especially excited to see our nephew Thomas as he's getting older now and hopefully will let us play with him although I'm sure he may not remember us right away...It's been awhile since we've been up that way. Year maybe?

Anyways the house is really coming along! Jon has all cabinets in but one. So that means my new deep sink is in and my dishwasher! We found our biggest cabinet 3ft by 3ft to be defective so unfortunately we have to wait for a new one there....That will be my pantry so I really look forward to getting that up! Love having the dishwasher although I didn't realize it ran so long! ANd how expensive dishwasher detergent can be...

So over Christmas break I hope to help Jon finish painting the rest of the house and get new carpet so we can finally set up the baby room!!!! We'll be coming home from Minnesota with a truckload of baby stuff that Jon's sister has graciously offered so we are so thankful for that! Can't wait to see all the "goods."

Until next time, have a blessed holiday season!

Monday, December 8, 2008

29 week update! 11 to go!

Things are moving along for us in all areas! Jon has the kitchen painted, the floor is down and now he is installing cabinets. It looks sooooooooo great! I love it! We also painted the main bathroom this weekend and I love it! Other than that, I have one friend who is having a baby today so I'm very excited for her. We don't know the sex yet so it's very exciting! I'm feeling great still....Trying to workout atleast every other day for 40 minutes or so. I'll post pics soon!

Your pregnancy: 29 weeks
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How your baby's growing:Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) 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. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.See what your baby looks like this week.

Monday, December 1, 2008

28 weeks, The Final Trimester!

Hello to all! Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! We got our first ice/snow this weekend so that was exciting! Especially since we were working hard on the house. Jon officially gutted the kitchen, (the cabinets were original to the house 1972!) NO wonder they were falling apart! So now he's about done with the floor. It's a wood laminate flooring that we extended into the dining area so that will be great! less to vacuum. Then he'll be working on painting the kitchen and putting in the new cabinets, sink and dishwasher! I can't wait! everything from our kitchen is now in our living room! So that's what we did all weekend. We also painted the baby room "sky blue" and now have all white doors throughout the house instead of the dark brown wood doors that are probably orginal to the house as well. We still have to paint the rest of the house, guest bathroom and our bedroom and then put in new carpet. Baby room is painted, but still needs cleaned out to make room for the baby furniture. Jon's sister is giving us her crib, bassinet and changing table so we are so blessed for that. We'll be heading up to Minnesota Dec 20 to have a shower with the Eagen's and to get that stuff. Once the baby room's done I'll send pictures! Enjoy the update of our little guy. He sure does move ALOT! Like someone else we all know so well!

Update on Baby...

How your baby's growing:By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)