Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gender Poll

SOOOOO....unfortunately the website I used to create my poll is no longer in service so my poll crashed. Sorry people but you are going to have to vote again!
This poll is using the Blogger poll gadget...not my favorite but at least it won't magically disappear!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Quarter of the way there!

Created 2/12/2010

Can you believe that we are a quarter of the way through this pregnancy! Just when you think you have 9 months to get happens and you are down to 6.5! Monday (2/8/2010) was a bad day...I called into work b/c I was dehydrated! Apparently 30 oz of water is not enough for me! So I am going to have to step it up and force some more down! Unfortunately Morris had to leave on Wednesday (2/10/2010) to go to Seattle, WA for a business meeting. He was supposed to return around 11 on Friday but that did not happen. Some how there was a major mix up at the airport and the airline gave Morris and Tom's Tickets away. They were fortunately able to get on a standby flight that got them home Saturday at 10AM. I was glad to get him home but put him to bed immediately. He slept from 11 to 6:30 on Sat, but recovered well. I took Taylor and spent the day out shopping and visiting a Jewelry Trunk Show.

How is Baby Growing?

The baby now enters its fetal period. The average size is approximately 27-35 mm crown to rump length (CRL), or 1.06-1.38 inches, the size of a Prune. S/he weighs in at 4 grams, or 4 paper clips.  External ears are formed, as is the upper lip. Baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head

Here is my 10 week Bump Picture:

See you next week!

Friday, February 19, 2010

9 Down and 31 to go!

Create 2/5/2010

9 weeks have flown by and we have really accomplished nothing! In a way we have a good excuse! I have been wretched sick this week! So sick that we were unable to take a 9 week picture. Fortunately not much has changed and for sure the nursery is still a mess! We will get a 10 week picture I promise! Nothing exciting happened this week. I have dropped a few pounds but I am sure those will come back in the 2nd trimester.

How is Baby Growing?

We have elbows! Baby is now approximately 13-17 mm crown to rump length, or about 0.51 - 0.66 inches, about the size of an olive! S/he also weighs in at 1 gram! Toe rays are present as the toes begin to form. Gonads have become testes (for boys) or ovaries (for girls). Baby will move away if touched through the uterine wall, and can spontaneously move as well. Ossification (hardening) of the bones may begin.
The provides the wonderful comparisons...(I have gone through the other posts and added the appropriate weeks picture)
Until next time...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

8 Down 32 To Go!

Created 1/29/2010

Today marks the End of my eighth week of pregnancy! It is already going by fast! This morning at 8:30 we had our First Prenatal Appointment. Dr. R gave us a GREAT report! He said I was measuring exactly on schedule for 8 weeks and that we show all the signs of having a healthy pregnancy. He also confirmed our due date of 9/10/10. We were able to have our first Ultrasound. Baby is measuring 1.77CM and had a heart beat of 158bpm. I chose this picture below b/c it shows the leg and feet rays that have developed and yes Baby is upside down!

How is baby Growing?

Your baby will be about 8-11 mm by the end of the week, the size of a Raspberry! The baby's hind brain is clearly visible. This week the baby's gonads will become either testes or ovaries. And spontaneous movement begins! Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. Bones and joints this week have many things going on. Elbows appear and the process of ossification (hardening of the bones) begins. There are a lot of things that we do know about life before birth. Raspberry...
How am I doing?

This week I am doing very well. Thanks to my Dearest friend Julie, I now have my morning sickness under control. I am back in the swing of things at home and at work! It is a good thing too....Taylor would look at me with sad eyes and tilted eyebrows and say in a desperate voice "Mommy Sick?" When I would reply "Yes" she would give me her one armed hugg, patt me on the back, kiss my cheak and run to play. She is such a wonderful comfortor. I just love her so much! Morris has been great through the sickness too! He has started getting up before me and putting the box of chocolate covered donuts (from the walmart baker) next to me in the bed, and taking a shower first. This way I get an extra 30 minutes of sleep and I don't have to move in order to eat! He is the BEST!

So here is my 8 week picture. Things are changing....pants are tighter and I am sore in lots of places, But I can confidently say I have not gained any weight! I would love to make it through the first trimester with out gaining anything. I am trying to eat healthier. More fresh fruit when I can! On another we have not even STARTED on the room yet! Cleary! HeHe!

Stay tuned often, b/c the weeks are flying by!

Monday, February 15, 2010

7 down and 33 more to go!

Created 1/22/10

When I see 33 weeks left to go, that just doesn't seem like much! I remember how fast that time went by last time and all I can think about is how much I need to get done before the baby comes! Oh day at a time. Our First Dr. Appt is just one week away! We are pretty excited about that! Luckily it is Friday morning so we don't have to wait all day that day to go. I am so ready to get that "Doctor's Stamp" saying YOUR PREGNANT and ALL IS GOOD! I received my Pregnancy Calander in the Mail the other day and I have been working on setting it up. It is taking a little more time than normal b/c there are stickers for each week and I want to make sure they look perfect.

How am I feeling? Well, the Morning Sickness, actually ALL DAY sickness continues. Each day it is a little different, which is making it difficult to manage. I think the only way to discribe the pain is like having a raging stomach virus that wont go away! If you have had a stomach virus before then you know what I am talking about. I try to keep telling myself that being sick is a daily conformation that I am pregnant, almost as good as a Doctor. Some days that helps, others not so much.

7 week Bump Picture

As you can see the belly really hasn't grown but it has changed texture. What I mean by that is it is getting harder. I have heard that you start showing much faster with the second baby than with the first. I definitely see that happening. I think with Taylor I didn't start showing until Month 4 or 5, It will probably be Month 3 with this one. By the way Taylor really wanted in the picture.

How is Baby Growing?

Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry...

Stay Tuned...

Friday, February 12, 2010

6 down and 34 to go!

Originally Created: 1/15/10

Wow time is flying already and I haven't told anyone! I am actually quite surprised at myself! hehe! The secret is getting harder and harder to keep because the morning sickness started Monday 1/11/10. With Taylor it didn't start until my 7th week so this time it came a little earlier. Hopefully that means it will end sooner too!

6 week Bump picture: Not much has changed!

How is baby growing?

This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean/Sweet Pea....
Until next week!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

5 down and 35 to go!!

Created 1/8/2010

5 week Bump Picture.

You might could say I am showing but really that is just the left over from the first pregnancy. I am still hanging on to 4 pounds of baby weight! I thought I would lose it all before we tried for a second, but I was afraid we would never have a second if I stuck to my guns on that. HeHe! Also you will notice a HUGE mess in the background. I am standing in the future nursery. This is the condition it is in right now. I will take all of my pictures in there so that you can watch the progress.

How Baby is growing:

Average length is 1.5 - 2.5 mm. At this point, he's about the size of a Apple seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. It is now possible to differentiate between the head and the tail of your baby. By the end of the week that folic acid will be paying off as the neural folds begin to fuse. The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job. Apple Seed...
I called the doctor during my 5th week and scheduled my first appointment. It will be January 29th at 8:30 in the morning (I will be 8 weeks). We will have a sonar done and will be able to hear the heartbeat. If you are wanting to know when the Gendar Appt will be, most likely it will be 3/26/10 (at 16 weeks), if not then it will be 4/23/10 (20 weeks). I am assuming that he will want to see me every 4 weeks like he did last time. Maybe I can get him to do every 3 weeks, we will see. I am just pumped about getting to see our baby and hear the heartbeat!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wager Anyone?

Morris' favorite thing is for people to cast their votes on different things. So I thought it appropriate to start a poll on the Gender of the Baby. Cast your Vote...and if you want leave a comment on the blog letting me know who voted for what! I love knowing!

P.S. If you voted on the Green and Purple Poll, please revote on this new one. The other Poll kept messing up so I had to start over! Sorry!
Happy voting!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

4 down 36 to go!

Created 1/1/2010

By the time these acutally get published I will already be a little further along. This is just my way of dealing with the secret...I vowed to tell NO ONE! Which is much easier said than done when you are talking about one of the most exciting events in your life. And YES, the second is just as exciting as the first!

I don't have a 4 week picture but I will start the pictures at 5 weeks.

How is Baby Growing?

This week marks the beginning of the embryonic period. From now until 10 weeks, all of your baby's organs will begin to develop and some will even begin to function. As a result, this is the time when she'll be most vulnerable to anything that might interfere with her development.Right now your baby is an embryo the size of a poppy seed, consisting of two layers: the epiblast and the hypoblast, from which all of the organs and body parts will develop. The next six weeks are critical to your baby's development. The rudimentary versions of the placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already functioning. Through the placenta, your baby is exposed to what you take into your body, so make sure it's good for both of you. Poppyseed...
A note from Taylor:

Your big sister has requested that you be a boy, a girl or a puppy. She is really leaning to the puppy side. I am sure you wont disappoint her when you turn out to be a boy or a girl! She is very excited about you and can't wait to take care of you!

A note from Mommy and Daddy:

We are truly blessed by God to have you on the way! We pray each day that you are safe and healthy! The next 36 weeks are going to be very exciting for Mommy, Daddy and Big Sister! We will get to watch you grow into the sweet baby we know you will be!

We Love you!

Mommy and Daddy